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 Land, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Teenage 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, GA||Perimeter Mall||4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd.Atlanta, GA 30346|
|Boston, MA||Burlington Mall||75 Middlesex TurnpikeBurlington, MA 01803|
|Chicago, IL||Woodfield Mall||5 Woodfield MallSchaumburg, IL 60173|
|Cincinnati, OH||Kenwood Towne Center||7875 Montgomery Rd.Cincinnati, OH 45236|
|Dallas, TX||Grapevine Mills||3000 Grapevine Mills PkwyGrapevine, TX 76051|
|Houston, TX||Memorial City Mall||303 Memorial City WayHouston, TX 77024|
|Los Angeles, CA||Del Amo Fashion Center||3525 W. Carson St.Torrance, CA 90503|
|Minneapolis, MN||Mall of America||2131 Lindau LaneBloomington, MN 55425|
|New York, NY||Queens Center||90-15 Queens Blvd.Queens, NY 11373|
|Orlando, FL||The Florida Mall||8001 S. Orange Blossom TrailOrlando, FL 32809|
|Philadelphia, PA||King of Prussia Mall||160 N. Gulph Rd.King of Prussia, PA 19406|
|Phoenix, AZ||Arrowhead Towne Center||7700 W Arrowhead Towne CenterGlendale, AZ 85308|
|San Jose, CA||Westfield Valley Fair||2855 Stevens Creek Blvd.Santa Clara, CA 95050|
|Seattle, WA||Alderwood Mall||3000 184th St. SWLynnwood, WA 98037|
|Washington D.C.||Tysons Corner Center||1961 Chain Bridge Rd.Tysons Corner, VA 22102|