|This article is written from the Real Life point of view|
Nintendo New York is the flagship store of Nintendo and is located in the Rockefeller Center in New York City. Originally called the Pokémon Center, it reopened on May 14, 2005 as the more generalized Nintendo World Store. Samus Aran can be seen on the outside of the store as a silhouette alongside other notable Nintendo characters. The store was closed for renovation in early 2016, and reopened with its current name, Nintendo New York.
The store sells various Nintendo related items like The Legend of Zelda merchandise such as Link plushies and shirts, Mario merchandise such as shirts and plushies and many others like the Pokémon series. The Pokémon series has its own section known as the Pokémon Center (named after the in-game building) due to its success in the media. The store will occasionally sells Metroid-related merchandise, such as a baseball cap that was given away as a pre-order bonus with Metroid Prime Trilogy, and the Metroid Roll TShirt in early 2010.
The store allows costumers or visitors to play demos of the games. At one point of time in the store Metroid Prime 3: Corruption was featured as one of them. Currently Super Smash Bros. Brawl, New Super Mario Bros., New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis, and Pokémon Platinum are a couple of the many demos at the store.
The store also shows a display of Nintendo figurines and Nintendo products. Numerous figurines of Nintendo characters are shown and Samus Aran with her appearance from Metroid Prime is one if them. On the upper level shows a pseudo-museum type display of Nintendo products from the original NES all the way to the Wii. This "museum" features the infamous Game Boy that survived the Gulf War.
In 2019, it was announced that two additional stores are to be released in other areas in the world. One being located in Israel, and the other in Japan. The latter location will open on November 22, 2019 at Shibuya Parco.
- ^ http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2019/06/nintendo_finally_opens_a_second_official_retail_store
- ^ https://twitter.com/NintendoNYC/status/1186831322779701248
- ^ Nintendo NY (NintendoNYC). "Incoming Transmission: New Metroid gear has landed at #NintendoNYC. Discover these and more during your next visit!" 1 Jun 2018 4:55 p.m. Tweet. https://twitter.com/NintendoNYC/status/1002639786153250816