My Nintendo Store Opens In Japan On January 23

The My Nintendo Store site is opening on January 23 in Japan. Members will be able to buy exclusive merchandise directly from Nintendo. They are going to kick things off by offering a bunch of Nintendo Switch stuff on the site.

One really awesome feature of the site is that gamers can customize their own Nintendo Switch. They get to pick the color of the left Joy-Con, then the right Joy-Con, and then both of the strap colors. Joy-Cons come in Gray, Neon Red, and Neon Blue. Straps come in Black, Gray, Neon Red, and Neon Blue. Purchasing one of these nets you 300 Gold Points.

 

 

So, if you wanted, say an all-red or all-blue system, you could totally design it that way, like so:

The Deluxe Edition of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will only be made available through the My Nintendo Store site. Included in the bundle are: Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch), Link on a horse amiibo, Hyrule map, soundtrack CD, special design sheet, Master Sword statue, and 20 Zelda postcards. It will set Japanese gamers back 13,870 yen.

 

 

Another exclusive item to the My Nintendo Store is the special edition Switch carrying case. It can be bought in blue or red to match the color of your Switch.

 

Members who purchase both the Nintendo Switch console and software from the site will also get some special limited edition B2 size posters.

 

 

Of course, the question now is will Nintendo of America follow suit and offer a similar service? In the past it has refused to sell actual new product through its website, most likely to appease national retail chains. It would be nice if they would change their stance on this, but I’m not holding my breath.

 

[Source: Nintendo of Japan]

 

Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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