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Nintendo returning to shopping malls for the Holidays

Christmas shopping just isn’t Christmas shopping without seeing a massive Nintendo booth in your mall of choice. Make way for some cheer, game fans.

Ho, ho Mar-i-o

Did Nintendo make any appearances at malls for the Holidays in 2021? I’m pretty sure the company was absent, making it the second year in a row that the usual Holiday happening… didn’t happen.

Up till the pandemic years, the gaming giant had huge displays in select malls across America. And there you could go to check out the newest games, as well as make some purchases. Obviously, those dried up in the wake of the lockdowns, and stayed fallow through 2021.

But if you’ve been looking forward to seeing the Holiday sight once again, well you’re gonna be happy. This year the kiosks are returning, and they’re set to be in a nice little spread of the larges malls across the nation.

Dubbed “Wishlist Wonderland with Nintendo Switch”, the displays will be in a total of 15 malls. Those include like Mall of America and King of Prussia, and will hit Queens Center right here in NY.

The roving event will be open to anyone, so you won’t need to sign-up anywhere to check it out. Some of the titles on hand will include Splatoon 3, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, Kirby and the Forgotten LandSuper Smash Bros. UltimateTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, and Minecraft. That’s just a taste though, as Nintendo says “many others” will be available as well.

It all starts on November 18th, with the Mall of America’s Wishlist Wonderland kicking off a day later on the 19th.

Here’s your full list of locations, by city:

Atlanta, GAPerimeter Mall4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd.Atlanta, GA 30346
Boston, MABurlington Mall75 Middlesex TurnpikeBurlington, MA 01803
Chicago, ILWoodfield Mall5 Woodfield MallSchaumburg, IL 60173
Cincinnati, OHKenwood Towne Center7875 Montgomery Rd.Cincinnati, OH 45236
Dallas, TXGrapevine Mills3000 Grapevine Mills PkwyGrapevine, TX 76051
Houston, TXMemorial City Mall303 Memorial City WayHouston, TX 77024
Los Angeles, CADel Amo Fashion Center3525 W. Carson St.Torrance, CA 90503
Minneapolis, MNMall of America2131 Lindau LaneBloomington, MN 55425
New York, NYQueens Center90-15 Queens Blvd.Queens, NY 11373
Orlando, FLThe Florida Mall8001 S. Orange Blossom TrailOrlando, FL 32809
Philadelphia, PAKing of Prussia Mall160 N. Gulph Rd.King of Prussia, PA 19406
Phoenix, AZArrowhead Towne Center7700 W Arrowhead Towne CenterGlendale, AZ 85308
San Jose, CAWestfield Valley Fair2855 Stevens Creek Blvd.Santa Clara, CA 95050
Seattle, WAAlderwood Mall3000 184th St. SWLynnwood, WA 98037
Washington D.C.Tysons Corner Center1961 Chain Bridge Rd.Tysons Corner, VA 22102

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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