Hard to believe that Japan has never had an official Nintendo store.
Nintendo Tokyo official store will be opening later this month in the Shibuya district.
The city of Tokyo has 14 million residents. By comparison, the entire state of Michigan has 10 million residents. This new store is going to be hopping!
Nintendo was founded 130 years ago in 1889. The character of Mario made his debut in Donkey Kong in 1981.
In 1983, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) changed the world forever.
A fun fact based on some research into Mario’s height in pixels is that Mario has a 27-foot vertical leap.
Another fun fact, Gunpei Yokoi was working maintenance on the assembly line in a Nintendo factory when company president Hiroshi Yamauchi came around and noticed he had built a little thing called Game Boy in his spare time!
So, the next time you visit Tokyo, check out the Official Nintendo store!
Tokyo-to, Shibuya-ku. Udagawacho 15-1
Shibuya Parco 6th floor
東京都渋谷区宇田川町15-1 渋谷PARCO 6F
Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Grand opening November 22, 2019