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10 of the best games shops in Tokyo

Tokyo is a gamer’s paradise, with electronics stores the size of aircraft hangars alongside corner shops specialising in retro games. Brian Ashcraft selects his favourite hang-outs

Super Potato isn’t really a shop, it’s more like a video game museum where you can buy stuff. The store is actually from western Japan, but its Akihabara shop is the centrepiece and it has been visited by countless Japanese celebrities. Want a Japanese Famicom? Or how about a Dreamcast? Japanese PC Engine Games? This cramped, multi-storey shop is packed with them, like some great gaming repository. Prices here run on the high side, but the old game consoles and games are in great condition. Most Super Potato stock is on show, but the extremely rare (and extremely expensive) titles are behind glass.
• Kitanayashi Building 3F, 1-11-2 Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, +81 3 5289 9933, superpotato.jp. Open 11am-8pm (weekdays), 10am-8pm (weekends)

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