Wait, what do you mean this is the first Nintendo store in Japan?!
Japan’s most-valued company finally got its very first permanent home in Shibuya, Tokyo and we just had to check it out for ourselves.
The grand opening took place on November 22 at 10:00 am. The JC team arrived on opening day around 7:30am underestimating the lines two and a half hours before the doors opened.
Lines on lines on lines!
The last half hour was full of gamer fanatics pushing and shoving one another to get to the door the closest. Crowd control was managed by allowing smaller groups to enter the building before the scheduled opening.
As you can see, we got snuggly with strangers real fast.
The Nintendo Store is the first thing you see once you reach the top of the 6th-floor escalator. The classic Nintendo red glowed around the entire shop giving any Nintendo fan chills.
A peek into Shibuya Nintendo Store's exclusive merchandise.
The store was stocked with merchandise including plushies, clothing, keychains, bags, Nintendo switches, games, and even crackers! Seriously, whatever Nintendo thing you’re looking for, they have.
How hilariously cute are these Mario-themed purses, bags and wallets?!
Super Mario x Pokemon 8 Bit Scramble merchandise exclusives
The Super Mario x Pokemon collaboration is limited to the Shibuya store. "8 Bit Scramble" is a play on the "Shibuya Scramble" crossing, one of the most well-known streets in the world visited by many travelers worldwide daily.
There's more to Nintendo than just Mario. The store carries another merchandise options for fans all across the board!
Adorable Animal Crossing merchandise
Animal Crossing home goods
A glance at Zelda merchandise
Some Splatoon action
Shedding light on our favorite pink ball of joy, Kirby!
Merch overload! There was absolutely no way we could walk out empty-handed.
JC member Gabe looks like he had a successful day
Can't come all the way to Shibuya to cop the goods? We've got you covered! Check out Sugoi Mart for all the exclusive merchandise shown above before it's gone!