At a colossal 10,000 square feet, Nintendo's flagship store at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City carries about 500 items for sale spanning two floors.
On Friday afternoon, the gaming giant's expansive store reopened to lines that stretched around the block after spending over a year getting a massive makeover.
Customers were greeted on the first floor with all sorts of Nintendo paraphernalia, including walls of stuffed Mario and Luigi dolls, Zelda hats, a section to score one of the red-hot selling interactive Amiibo toys and giant selfie-friendly statues of Donkey Kong and Toad.
On the second floor, Nintendo built a 15-by-9-foot video screen that allows people to try out new games and that will take center stage for gaming tournaments. The company may also live stream the upcoming E3 gaming convention being held from June 14-16 in Los Angeles.
Nestled near the video wall, Nintendo pays homage to its history in gaming by featuring in display cases vintage consoles such as the Nintendo NES, GameCube and Gameboy.
"We completely remodeled everything in the store, the design of the fixtures, the layout in order to really pull together the look of our brand found at our retail partners and online," said David Young, assistant manager of public relations for Nintendo of America.
Despite the flagship location drawing over 800,000 visitors each year, Young doesn't expect Nintendo to start aggressively opening stores in prime tourist destinations.