Nintendo store in NYC getting major renovation

Store reopening set for February 19.

Nintendo World

Nintendo World in Rockefeller Plaza in New York will temporarily close its doors on January 19 for a major renovation and reopen on February 19, Nintendo announced.

The renovated store will include an updated interior design, new Wii U and Nintendo 3DS demo units, a 15-foot gaming screen, and “more fun elements and surprises” in addition to a large bronze coin installed at the store entrance displaying the store’s tagline, “Where everyone comes to play.”

Nintendo World

The weekend of the reopening, between February 19 and 21, the Nintendo store will host a series of reopening activities, including giveaways, costumed character appearances, and sales of exclusive souvenirs that can only be purchased that weekend, including a limited-edition T-shirt featuring Mario or Link.

Nintendo World first opened in May 2005, replacing the Pokemon Center that opened in 2001.

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