Nintendo has a new store coming to Osaka next year.
Nintendo has newly announced plans to open its second royal store in Japan. Nintendo Osaka will open sometime in 2022 at the Daimaru Umeda store in Osaka.
Nintendo’s first store opened in Shibuya, Tokyo in November 2019 and quickly became a popular designation, resulting in some pretty huge wait times. Those wait times eventually decreased with the pandemic that forced the store to close, but now it’s open again and you can expect the store to be rammed between noon and 4 p.m. local time, according to Google.
As for the new store, Nintendo did not offer any details about its location in Osaka other than a general time frame. According to Japan.com, Daimaru Umeda Department Store is a “downtown department store specializing in luxury brands,” including names like Prada, Jimmy Choo and Gucci.
If we were to guess, it will have the same kind of Nintendo kitsch that you can already order online, but it will be in a nice store with a large statue of Mario in the center.
If you’re looking for a Pokémon-themed shopping experience, the Pokémon Center is here for you with a new catalog of Christmas-themed items, like tacky Christmas sweaters covered in your favorite Pokémon and a selection of Pokémon tree decorations to light up. your Christmas trunk.