SUPER POTATO in Tokyo is Every Retro Game Lover’s Dream

Nestled in the Tokyo district of Akihabara–a district touted as the “epicenter of all things anime, manga and game related”–sits a nondescript building which, up a couple of flights of stairs, sits a cacophony of 8-bit themes and the home to one of the largest collections of retro video games and merchandising set up in a nice, little, and convenient store format: Super Potato.

With two floors dedicated to those Halcyon days of the Famicon- and PSX-era and a retro arcade with a wide variety of titles, both familiar and strange, centered just above that, it’s understandable why so many flock to this venerable establishment to relive those precious childhood memories fawning over their favorite titles while at the same time discovering that hidden gem of a game that they’ve only heard hushed whispers about from the lips of shifty friends and secluded Internet chatrooms.

Whether an old fan of the classics or a young, eager gaming enthusiast with a curiosity for those ‘good old days’ of gaming past, Super Potato has a wide selection of games and collectibles to choose from–some so rare that they sport that “NOT FOR SALE” sticker prominently on their saran wrap–to cater to every kind of discerning palate.


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2 Comments on “SUPER POTATO in Tokyo is Every Retro Game Lover’s Dream”

  1. 11/08/2014 at 7:24 AM #

    Super potato is a must for anybody looking to purchase older Japanese titles. I bought a Super Famicom and a used-in-box Chrono Trigger there that exist merely to look awesome on my desk. The place is close to the station but easy to miss if you don’t know what you’re looking for.

  2. 11/08/2014 at 11:47 AM #

    My friend goes to Japan twice a year and always rubs this place in my face — among other things. Supposedly, it’s easy to drop a few hundred dollars without even realizing.

    Someday, someday.

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