On Saturday March 20th, Nintendo World Store in New York City hosted their celebration of the recently released Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver titles for Nintendo DS. The event was held from 10am-2pm, and people got to meet Pikachu! However, the fun didn’t stop there.
People battled, people wore snazzy paper Pikachu hats, and people traded both Pokémon and watts (via Pokéwalker). All of this was happening in a very crowded and packed environment. This brings me back to when Nintendo World was the Pokémon Center. The Pokémon Center was much better at stuff like this. There were tables set up throughout the whole store, which meant a lot less people standing around. But, I don’t think anyone cared, plus I think some people enjoyed walking and bouncing around for extra watts anyway.
It also wasn’t very hard to catch a few cosplayers in the crowd. Any and all video game events have to have cosplayers, and this was no exception. These two by far would have won my vote for best costumes.
See that guy above? Players who signed up to battle one of these guys received the very T-shirt he is wearing, win or lose. Unfortunately, sign-ups filled up quick… I really wanted one of those shirts…
Like I said before, the event ended at 2pm, but surely with a crowd that big people stuck around for some time after. By the way, I didn’t leave that hat there. That would be littering, and DualShockers is 100% against littering.