Nintendo is opening its second US store in San Francisco

A photo showing the entrance to the Nintendo store in NYC
Fans outside the Nintendo store in NYC in 2017. | Photo by Megan Farokhmanesh / The Verge

Nearly 20 years after opening its first store in the US, Nintendo is adding another location. The store will be located in San Francisco’s Union Square, with its doors opening to fans in 2025.

Nintendo’s first — and only — American retail location opened in New York City in 2005. The two-story spot offers Nintendo games, merchandise, hardware, and accessories for sale on the first level, while the second floor features display cases dedicated to all of Nintendo’s consoles.

Nintendo also has stores at its theme parks, including Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood in California, but this marks its second standalone location in the US. Over the past couple of years, Nintendo’s empire has expanded outside the realm of video…

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