Nintendo Osaka Superstore opens with new merchandise

Nintendo has opened a second physical supermarket in Japan. Nintendo Osaka officially opened on November 11, 2022, with new merchandise. The place is popular enough that numbered tickets are required to even enter the premises. [Thanks, Denfaminico Gamer!]

Opened three years after Nintendo’s first store, Nintendo Tokyo, Nintendo Osaka is a bit closer to the company’s Kyoto headquarters. It’s also near Super Nintendo World. This is the Nintendo theme park inside Universal Studios Japan. The store is located in the Daimaru Umeda Department Store, which is connected to JR Osaka Station. The store itself offers many Nintendo sets. These include a pixelated Mario sculpt and statues of characters like Link, an Inkling and various animal crossing characters.

At opening time, the Nintendo Osaka store houses more than games and console hardware. Over a thousand different Nintendo-branded items are in its inventory. Newer items are exclusive sets based on Super Mario Bros. character Yoshi, the animal crossing series, and pikmine.

Sets include Yoshi egg themed key case, kids dining set and silicone molding tray, Yoshi egg cushions and egg decor tea set. The animal crossing items include loungewear themed around various villagers and gyroids, an apron and towel, a desk set with stickers, pens and stationery, and even a kitchen set that includes a kettle, a saucepan, tea cup, cutting board, timer and scale. The pikmine items are office and plant themed to reflect the size of the characters. One set includes desk accessories that make Pikmin look like they’re playing with your pens and papers, and another includes vases designed to look like growing Pikmin. More traditional items include a mug, casserole dish, ID badge holder, and rain gear that make the wearer look like a giant-sized Pikmin.

Items are on sale at Nintendo Osaka and Nintendo Tokyo.