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Nintendo to Open Official Store in San Francisco in 2025

Nintendo to Open Official Store in San Francisco in 2025 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 June 2024 / 3,086 Views

Nintendo of America has announced it plans to open a brand-new official store in San Francisco at Union Square.

The store will be called Nintendo SAN FRANCISCO and open in 2025 as the second official Nintendo Store location in the US, alongside the one in New York City. It will provide "a way for a wide range of visitors from near and far to experience the world of Nintendo, its products, and characters."

Nintendo will release more information on the new store closer to the opening date.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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39 Comments
Paatar (on 24 May 2024)

Surprised its San Fran and not somewhere in Texas like Dallas, considering how fast its growing and how business friendly the state is. I think Frisco would be fantastic considering we are getting a Universal Studios there too, which could pave the way for Nintendo land there.

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2zosteven Paatar (on 25 May 2024)

im surprised also, dallas or austin tx. maybe even houston

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haxxiy Paatar (on 25 May 2024)

San Francisco is the 5th most visited city in the US,the 4th largest metropolitan area by GDP, and the 2nd largest financial center. The Bay Area is richer than Houston and Dallas put together.

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Paatar haxxiy (on 25 May 2024)

And yet the Dallas Ft. Worth area is projected to be the next NYC in 100 years, is the 5th largest in terms of GDP (not far behind SF and will surpass soon) and all the big tech companies and semi conductor companies are moving out here.

Silicon Valley is coming to north TX. In terms of the future, it would’ve made more sense to bring the business here.

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SanAndreasX Paatar (on 26 May 2024)

Making predictions over a 100-year-span is useless. Texas and Florida are just as likely to find in the near future that they are not magically immune to the ills they accuse California of. Costs of living are skyrocketing in Florida, and it is only half the population of California. Austin is having increasing issues with homelessness now.

A hundred years ago, nobody would have predicted the rise of China, India, or Japan or the almost complete implosion of the British Empire in the span of less than a decade. But all that happened.

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Paatar SanAndreasX (on 26 May 2024)

And yet we see the downfall of San Fran and Cali going on right now, and you can’t recognize that San Fran is probably not the best place to open up a store? You talk about the homeless problem in Austin growing, which yes it is, but don’t recognize the homeless and crime in San Fran? Lol

In terms of what’s going on right now, Dallas/TX just makes more sense.

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2zosteven haxxiy (on 25 May 2024)

Sf is going downhill fast and Dallas/Ft Worth is is growing fast, most people leaving california is heading to Texas

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Tober (on 24 May 2024)

Please let's have one in Amsterdam!

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2zosteven Tober (on 24 May 2024)

spark it up!

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Kneetos (on 24 May 2024)

Nintendo being one of the few major companies in the gaming industry just expanding, good for them can't wait to see what they do for their next system

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hellobion2 (on 27 May 2024)

Would be cool if they would open a store in the Midwest.

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APerfectCircle (on 24 May 2024)

San Fran is a shit hole that whole state is going downhill I wouldn’t open a business in CA

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not the whole city is a shithole (maybe 30-40% shithole) but i do agree with you the state is going downhill and fast

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Signalstar (on 24 May 2024)

Hopefully this will be good for the city of San Francisco, which hasn't been in the best shape as of late. Their retail sector has reportedly been devastated by crime.

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Shtinamin_ Signalstar (on 24 May 2024)

Yeah, I'm a bit worried for them. SF has become unlawful, same with Oakland.

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rapsuperstar31 Shtinamin_ (on 24 May 2024)

Has it, I don't live there but was in SF recently and never felt unsafe for a second. The media tends to over blow things for the clicks.

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Soonerman rapsuperstar31 (on 24 May 2024)

I live here and yes, it's very unsafe. We moved out of SF into the Bay area just because you never know when some crazy person is going to assault you for no reason. My wife was walking in a pretty populated street with a friend and random homeless person just launched at her friend and punched her. Then it's not uncommon to be at a grocery store and see random person just grab a bunch of stuff and take off. Poor safety guards are now allowed to intervene with force. I don't forsee Nintendo keeping this store open for more than a few years specially if they get mass roberries like other brand name stores.

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Shtinamin_ Soonerman (on 24 May 2024)

Not many are willing to go through what you have experienced. I hope that the people of SF can rally up more to protect that city, and vote in new community, and local leaders soon. I hope y'all can have a better future elsewhere :)

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2zosteven Shtinamin_ (on 24 May 2024)

almost all California needs new leadership, amazing that the same people keep getting re-elected

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Shtinamin_ 2zosteven (on 24 May 2024)

As a Californian, who live in the Los Angeles County, I am astounded as well. Thankfully my city is rather smart and actually loves it's residents.

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2zosteven Shtinamin_ (on 24 May 2024)

what city are you in?

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Shtinamin_ 2zosteven (on 25 May 2024)

I’m in Santa Clarita. You?

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2zosteven Shtinamin_ (on 25 May 2024)

Castroville tx

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Pemalite Soonerman (on 24 May 2024)

Don't Americans all carry guns to stop that kind of thing though?

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Shtinamin_ Pemalite (on 24 May 2024)

California has more stricter gun rules than the US Constitution. No one likes it.

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JWeinCom Shtinamin_ (on 25 May 2024)

That would be illegal. The second amendment applies to state and local governments, so they can not make a rule that violates the rules in the constitution, although I'm sure at least some people would like them to. If there actually are gun laws in California that are not allowable under the constitution, and you object to those, I would suggest you raise a challenge to that law.

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Shtinamin_ JWeinCom (on 25 May 2024)

Yep, exactly why I am saying this.
Because they have and want to put even more restrictions. And sadly at the moment California is a bit loco to be even bringing this to the courts.

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Pemalite Shtinamin_ (on 25 May 2024)

I'm Australian. No one carries guns and we don't have this rubbish.
Everyone likes the gun laws.

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Shtinamin_ Pemalite (on 25 May 2024)

I understand that, but we have a Constitutional right to bear arms in the US and any restriction to that right is a violation no matter how it can be spun.

Sorry this isnt the place for this conversation. Im not disagreeing, just telling how things are over here.
Im glad Australians have common sense to not misuse a gun :)

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Pemalite Shtinamin_ (on 25 May 2024)

We also have the right to bear arms. That right was never taken away.

And you are right, time and place.

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Shtinamin_ Pemalite (on 25 May 2024)

I don’t know much about Australia, I’m glad to hear y’all have rights over there. :)

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2zosteven Pemalite (on 24 May 2024)

the law doesnt even let you protect yourself in california

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Shtinamin_ 2zosteven (on 25 May 2024)

Facts ☝️

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Valdney Pemalite (on 26 May 2024)

No. Having the right to self defense has nothing to do with doing justice with your own hands. SF is unsafe because of its corrupt politicians.

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Shtinamin_ Valdney (on 26 May 2024)

It’s the specific type of laws that have been out in place, for both gun regulation, police responsiveness, and what constitutes as a crime. Due to politicians and no people standing up for what’s right. Self defense also has a part in this. It’s a two-way street.

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Pemalite Shtinamin_ (on 26 May 2024)

Gun regulation actually works. See: Australia.

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Slownenberg rapsuperstar31 (on 24 May 2024)

Depends where you are. Some areas are perfectly fine. Some areas I would never want to be on foot. Whenever I visit SF I only hang around certain areas.

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Valdney (on 26 May 2024)

Why SF man?? Why not Orlando? NoA Sucks!

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xMetroid (on 25 May 2024)

I hope they continue expanding their stores elsewhere. Would love one in Montreal

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