Nintendo World Store to get a face lift this year


The Nintendo World Store, located in Manhattan, is closing its doors…for a little while. The temporary close will last from January 19th until February 19th. Why would Nintendo do this terrible thing to New Yorkers?! For a massive renovation, of course!

So, what’s changing? Well, there will be an updated interior design, new demo units for the 3DS and Wii U, a 15-foot gaming screen, and a large bronze coin at the entrance with the store’s slogan, “Where everyone comes to play,” etched upon it.



Re-opening weekend, the store will host some celebratory activities, including giveaways and attendance by costumed mascots (I hope Bayonetta makes an appearance). Exclusive items will also be sold during this time, like a limited-edition shirt featuring Mario or Link.

Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, had these words to share regarding the face lift:

“Nintendo is constantly evolving its experiences for fans. The new Nintendo NY store is a must-see location for anyone that has a memory of Nintendo, or who wants to see what Nintendo has in store for the future.”

Tell me something I don’t know, Scott. The Nintendo World Store is located in Rockefeller Plaza, and more info on the store can be found at its website. Be sure to get that Twilight Princess HD pre-order in before the store closes!

Images courtesy of Games Press

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