Nintendo World Store to Open in May
Nintendo of America says that its Nintendo World store, to be located in New York City's Rockefeller Center, will open on May 14, 2005.
The two-story, 10,000 square-foot gaming space will be open seven days a week to showcase Nintendo products and applications. The store, says Nintendo statements, will feature exclusive merchandise, games and interactive kiosks. Nintendo World is also the new home of Pokemon Center, which will showcase demo stations and an Ultra-Pokedex.
"Nintendo chose New York City as the home for the first-ever Nintendo World store as New York has always been the center of non-stop excitement, just like Nintendo," says George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. "Two thousand and five has already been a great year for Nintendo—from the continued success of Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance SP, to chart-topping Nintendo GameCube games. The Nintendo World store will continue this by providing a venue for tourists, teens, families, gamers and interactive entertainment fans of all ages to play new games and sample upcoming ones."