Nintendo to open Pokemon Centers worldwide

posted on 2000-09-16 00:28 EDT

Nintendo has announced plans to open branches of its famous Pokemon Center in more than ten major cities around the world starting in 2001.

The two existing Pokemon Centers, located in Tokyo and Japan, are merchandicing centers which exclusively sell Pokemon merchandise. Over 1600 different Pokemon items are currently available.

The 10 additional stores, including ones in New York and London, are expected to be nearly identical to the original two.

Nintendo is also aiming to simultaneously launch a web-based version of the Pokemon Center, selling Pokemon related items online.

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