It has been over a decade since Nintendo opened its first retail location in New York City. The company is now doing something similar for its home base. Nintendo has confirmed that the company will be opening an official retail store in Tokyo this year. This will be the first store that will be directly managed by Nintendo in Japan.
Nintendo’s Japan location will be located in Shibuya Parco which is the new flagship of the parco department store chain. The store’s opening in the fall of 2019 will coincide with the opening of Shibuya Parco.
Nintendo will be selling its products in the retail store which include consoles, games, and merchandise. The store will also host events and provide visitors with an opportunity to check out the games available for its consoles. “We are preparing to make this store, which will be a new base for communicating Nintendo information in Japan, an enjoyable place for a wide range of consumers,” Nintendo says.
In related news, the company is believed to be working on a cheaper version of its blockbuster Switch console. Nintendo hasn’t confirmed or denied this as yet but a cheaper version could very well bring in a lot of additional customers to its gaming platform.