Recently, I went to New York and found myself at the Nintendo World Store. In short, it was awesome, but not necessarily because of the stuff that was being sold. Don’t get me wrong, they have lots of cool stuff that you can’t get anywhere else (I picked up some Mario Bros. Pixel Playing cards). The coolest thing about that place: The staff.
The Nintendo world staff was great! After talking to them for a bit you can tell they love games. In fact, they have a really cool display on the second floor made up of memorabilia donated by the staff. The display has stuff from Pokemon, Fire emblem, Earthbound and tons of other games. However, the highlight for me was being able to use a hylian shield! (It was heavy!) I wanted to buy it, but it cost 80 rupees.