• Nintendo World

  • 10 Rockefeller Plz.
    New York, NY 10020
  • Neighborhood: Midtown West
  • Phone: 646-459-0800
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Unlike many toy stores, Nintendo World actually provides ample opportunities to try before you buy. As familiar animated faces like Mario and Zelda peak out from the shelf-lined walls, the central downstairs level is dominated by a circular, gray-and-white station—akin to a sci-fi Stonehenge or Star Trek round table—where customers sit on pod-like seats while trying out the latest handheld platforms. Nearby, a multiplayer wall of flat screens facilitates competitions between aficionados and novices while an adjoining sampling bar permits investigation of the latest titles. Upstairs, the merchandise becomes more concentrated: T-shirts, hats, bags, and a bounty of Pokemon paraphernalia join an endless array of games. Amid a dozen more gaming kiosks, the store has even set up a mini-tribute to the brand’s ongoing history: a series of display cases that tracks Nintendo’s evolution from prototype (Advance Video System, shown publicly only once at a trade show in 1985) to icon (a badly-charred but still-functioning Game Boy nearly destroyed during the Gulf War in 1991).
http://nintendoworldstore.com
  • Hours

    Mon-Thu, 9am-8pm Fri-Sat, 9am-9pm Sun, 11am-6pm

  • Prices

    ($$) Mid-Range

  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Products and Services

    Children's Clothing, Menswear, Womenswear, Video Game Systems, Video Games, Toys/Games,

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