Bandai Namco Entertainment is opening a new Cross Store in London soon, with plans to open more around the United Kingdom in the future.
“Once again, the ‘Bandai Namco Group’ are expanding their physical experiences outside of Japan allowing our well-known brands to embrace UK communities, celebrating more fun and collections which continue to build passionate fans”, said John McKenzie MD of Bandai Namco Amusement Europe.
Following the success of the first Bandai Namco Cross Store in Camden Market, another store will be opening at London’s Victoria Place on November 14th, 2023, with more stores planned to be opened in the future nationwide.
“As Japanese culture becomes more loved in the UK market with food, art, anime, gaming and collectables, we continue to embrace this, listen to our fans and deliver rich products as we expand into further parts of the UK.” he added.
The new stores will house Japanese merchandise such as GASHAPON machines, Ichibankuji, and Sun-Star Stationery.
In addition, there will also be character merchandise, collectables, food and drink, and amusements.
This store would be a good way to get merchandise in the United Kingdom without having to worry about high import prices.
The Bandai Namco Cross Store first launched in Japan in 2022, with the first United Kingdom store being located in Camden.
Bandai Namco Entertainment had also recently announced a 2nd GYAAR Studio indie game contest for aspiring game creators.