Akihabara News (Tokyo) – Nintendo, Japan’s largest video game company, is set to open its Nintendo Gallery Museum in Kyoto by 2024, the firm has announced.
The gaming giant has revealed its plan to repurpose an old factory in the city of Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, that had been used as a customer service center for Nintendo product repairs. It will become a museum gallery that will exhibit the entire history of its gaming products along with other enjoyable experiences.
The company behind legendary games such as Super Mario and Donkey Kong started in 1889 as a manufacturer of playing cards. In 1977, it launched its first home video game machines.
The Nintendo Entertainment System console was launched in 1983, and just two years later the amazingly successful Super Mario Bros games hit the market.
A more recent addition to its long-term success was the release of the Nintendo Switch gaming system in 2017. As of this month, the Switch has sold more than twenty million consoles, making it one of the most ubiquitous products in the gaming world.
Super Nintendo World, a Mario-themed amusement park, opened in Osaka in March, although the Covid pandemic has disrupted its debut.
With highly anticipated game releases expected to come next year, a new Switch console arriving soon, and the newly-announced gallery in Kyoto, Nintendo fans should have ample opportunities to indulge themselves in the years ahead.