The Nintendo Museum Is Scheduled To Open This Autumn

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The Nintendo Museum in Uji City, Kyoto looks set to open its doors this autumn, according to the latest Nintendo’s Financial Report. Originally reported to open this summer, the revised timeframe features in Nintendo’s “Financial Results Explanation Materials for the Third Quarter of the Fiscal Year Ending March 2024”, appearing on the sixteenth page of the report. The information is accompanied by a photograph of the outside of the building (pictured above) and the caption “Nintendo Museum” scheduled to open in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture this fall” (translated from Japanese).

Nintendo’s new venture featured in the financial report under a section titled “Examples of initiatives to increase the number of people exposed to Nintendo IP”, which also included a statement about two other high-profile projects; the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie sequel and “Donkey Kong Country” at Universal Studios, Japan.

Nintendo first revealed its plans to repurpose its former manufacturing plant into a museum back in 2021. The building, originally constructed in 1969 by Nintendo to manufacture playing cards and serve as a centre for customer support, has remained mostly redundant for years and will receive a new lease of life with the change of use to a museum.

Originally conceived as the ‘Nintendo Gallery’, the redeveloped site will contain exhibits and experiences from throughout the company’s history.

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Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa holding a Switch in front of the Nintendo logo.

It’s been a busy week for Nintendo news with Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa confirming the timeframe for an announcement about the successor to Nintendo Switch within the current fiscal year.

Little is known about the follow-up to Nintendo’s immensely popular hybrid console, although some early reports suggest the console will be more of an evolution rather than a revolution, with IGN covering leaks that detail new magnetic joy-cons, longer handheld battery life, a larger and higher-resolution screen, and 4K output when docked.

Furukawa’s Tweet also included details of an upcoming Nintendo Direct for next month, although the President confirmed that the Direct will focus on “the Nintendo Switch software lineup for the latter half of 2024” and “there will be no mention of the Nintendo Switch successor during that presentation”.

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