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Nintendo to open dedicated store

Two floors of Mario, Pokémon, Zelda and the like in New York's Rockefeller Center.

This spring will see the opening of the Nintendo World Store, a two-storey complex in New York's Rockefeller Center.

As well as games, it'll sell merchandise, accessories, DVDs and Pokémon trading cards. Visitors will be able to try out new and pre-release games for the DS, GameCube and GBA at interactive stations.

Nintendo World will also house the Pokémon Center, which will offer exclusive merchandise and host special Pokémon events.

There's still no word on the exact opening date, or how many unemployed actors will be dressing up in giant plumber costumes for the event, but updates are promised shortly on the Nintendo World website.

Nintendo has been banging out consoles since 1983, and to date has sold 1.9 billion games and more than 336 million hardware units around the world. It's currently enjoying success with the new DS handheld and probably laughing gleefully as another day passes with no PSP release date.

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