Nintendo NY reopened its doors just yesterday, with tons of merchandise and a completely redesigned interior for fans to enjoy. Its new name, clearly referencing its location in New York City, has led many to wonder if Nintendo is planning to open up other stores across the United States, or even across the world. Sadly, it doesn’t seem like that’s the case. In an interview with Nintendo World Report, PJ Sadler, who runs Nintendo NY, confirmed that there are “no plans to do others,” as “we want people to be excited about this space.”
Sadler also explained the reason why the store received a redesign; it mostly stems from how the old setup had all of its fixtures and interactive features “bolted down to the ground,” preventing them from rearranging the space to better accommodate each of the events hosted there throughout the year. This has changed for Nintendo NY, and Sadler indicates we’ll be able to see how useful this is as soon as the Pokémon 20th Anniversary celebration they are hosting next week.
They went on to discuss several other topics, such as the Iwata memorial created at the Nintendo World Store last year, Sadler’s favorite aspects of the redesign, and of course the big thing that everyone wants to know: when spoken aloud, is the name pronounced “Nintendo NY” or “Nintendo New York”?
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