During Nintendo's latest Corporate Management Briefing, the President of the company Shuntaro Furukawa announced Nintendo would be opening a store in Tokyo this fall.
Despite being the homeland of the company, Nintendo Tokyo will unbelievably be the first official Nintendo shop in Japan. It aims to be accessible to a wide range of people and will sell all the usual products you would expect such as Nintendo video game systems, software and merchandise. Just like many other Nintendo stores around the world, it will also host many special events for specific games and systems. It's scheduled to open within Shibuya Parco:
Here's the official announcement from the President:
I would also like to make the first announcement here that we are preparing for opening Nintendo TOKYO, the first official Nintendo shop in Japan. We are hoping it will be a new point of contact between consumers and Nintendo that a wide range of people, regardless of age, gender, or experience with games can enjoy. In addition to selling products such as video game systems, software and character-based merchandise, we plan to host events and offer opportunities to play games, and are preparing to make this shop a new base for communicating Nintendo information in Japan.
Nintendo TOKYO is scheduled to open in SHIBUYA PARCO (building name tentative) in the fall of 2019. We will announce further details on each of these initiatives at a later date.
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