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This standalone kiosk in the mall’s common area is a vending machine that sells ten types of Poké Dolls, several Monster Collection figures, trading cards, and pins. It also features interactive games and a Pokédex for visitors to play with. The tags on the Pokédolls from this machine have unique North-West tags that are yellow, blue, and square in shape.

This shop is located in the mall common area. It features one vending machine, offering a selection of up to ten Poké Dolls, the five Nintendo DS Pokémon games, thirteen miniature Monster Collection figures, seven different packs of trading cards, and five full decks of trading cards. The stand also includes two large displays of Poké Dolls, varying in sizes from 6" to 12", as well as a variety of other Pokémon merchandise. The machine is also equipped with several interactive games as well as a touch-screen Pokédex for visitors to enjoy. The stand is no longer watched and operated by The Pokémon Company International employees (who helped make sure the machines were running alright, answered questions, and rang up the sales of merchandise located outside of the vending machines). The tags on the Pokédolls from this machine have unique North-West tags that are yellow, blue, and square in shape.

In January 2005, Pokémon Center New York closed for remodeling. It reopened as a general Nintendo store called Nintendo World on May 14, 2005. On January 19, 2016, the Nintendo World Store closed for remodeling and reopened as Nintendo New York on February 19, 2016.

After Pokémon Center New York closed in January 2005, it has not been a Pokémon-exclusive store. However, there is a section on the ground floor devoted to the franchise, where there is a large selection of Pokémon video games, trading cards, dolls (which are either imports from Japan or old dolls from the old Pokémon Center), figures, DVDs, clothes and apparel, and other merchandise. Sometimes there might be Pokémon candies or edible foods available. On December 19, 2010, near Christmas time, there was a larger selection of Poké Dolls and other collectibles. An event was held at the Nintendo World Store to celebrate the releases of Pokémon Black and White Versions. It also had Pokémon Black and White pre-orders available.

On the floor above is the merchandise of other Nintendo franchises; such as Mario, Kirby, and the Legend of Zelda; including t-shirts and exclusive Nintendo World collectibles. The store also sells video game strategy guides and, previously, issues of Nintendo Power. There are game stations where visitors may demo Wii, DS, and 3DS games, including demos of some of the Pokémon games.

Around mid-January 2008, the Pokémon Center online store in North America displayed a closing message, encouraging shoppers to take advantage of closing sales, because the store would be closing at the end of the month. The store did close effective February 1st, but kept a Q & A site in place of the actual store. The reason given for the closing was: "Pokémon USA, Inc. (now part of The Pokémon Company International) has decided to sell Pokémon merchandise exclusively through its retail partners." The site continued to accept product returns that met their product return standards and were postmarked by February 21st of that year. If one visited pokemoncenter.com, it would redirect to the Pokémon website. On July 2, 2014, the website featured a countdown clock for the grand opening of the Pokémon Center online store and three different items avaliable for early-access purchase.

On August 6, 2014, the Pokémon Center online store reopened for customers in the United States at the same URL. Some fans were given advance access via mail, where they could access the Pokémon Center website starting July 2, 2014. These fans were given some special gifts from The Pokémon Company alongside the invitation: an iPhone 5 case, a notebook, a canteen, and a plush Special Delivery Pikachu.

• The Japanese and Korean version of the Generation IV games still refer to the Nintendo World Store as PC New York (Japanese: PCニューヨーク, Korean: PC뉴욕), even though they were released after the remodeling. The Generation V and VI games do not have a location index for the Nintendo World Store.