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Japan Will Be Getting Its Very Own Nintendo Store Later This Year

There are currently no official Nintendo dedicated stores outside of the US. That will not be the case by this time next year.

Japan is famous for quite a few things. Giving the world the gift of sushi, producing extremely advanced technology, and a love of professional wrestling among other things. One of the things we are most grateful to Japan for is Nintendo. The land of the rising sun is where the most famous video game company of all time originated.

While its competitors have fallen by the wayside over the decades, Nintendo has continued to thrive. When Xbox and PlayStation began to corner the market, Nintendo realized it had to change things up a bit. It did that by releasing the Wii and is continuing to do so via the Switch. All of that aside, you would have thought a store dedicated to nothing but Nintendo would be deep in the heart of Japan, but it's not.

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Nintendo's flagship store is in New York and has been for a number of years. In fact, there are no stores specifically for Nintendo fans in Japan at all. Not official ones anyway. That is all about to change. SoraNews24 reported recently that Nintendo Tokyo will have pride of place inside the brand new Shibuya Parco building. The 19-storey landmark is so new, in fact, that it is still under construction.

That means it isn't open yet, obviously. When it does open, hopefully this fall, Nintendo Tokyo will open too. The assumption is that since it will be contained within a 19-storey building, the store will be a big one. Nintendo has promised that it will be a place for all gaming fans to visit. So whether you're a casual or hardcore gamer, or barely play video games at all, it sounds like there will be something there for you.

As touched upon above, Nintendo is enjoying a lot of success right now. Most of that has been brought about by the Switch. The new era console has almost outsold the Nintendo 64 already and was the best-selling console of 2018. It seems no matter how long Nintendo sticks around, it will continue to put the work in so that the company can thrive and expand.

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