In sad news, famous Tokyo game store TV Games Maya closed on April 8 after 35 years.
Run by shop manager Hisako Akitani as a family business, the run has finally come to an end due to her retirement. It’s crazy to think the shop has been running since around the launch of the Famicom.
GameCenter CX’s main man Arino hosted an event on the final day, and many famous names in the Japanese game industry paid their respects for such a long-running business.
More info about the final day can be found in this blog post collecting tweets from denfaminicogamer, or this report from magazine Famitsu.
I just wish I had bought this sweet Famicom design gaming chair last time I was there!