SNK announced that the SNK Online Shop will be closing in 2022. The last day to create an account or make purchases will be May 31, 2022 at 1 a.m. PT/4 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CET/5 p.m. JST. All services will close at that same time on June 17, 2022. SNK didn’t note how it might handle continued sales of exclusive merchandise.
The SNK Online Shop carried various merchandise tied to some of its largest franchises. For example, the outlet currently still sells items based on Fatal Fury, The King of Fighters, Metal Slug, and Samurai Shodown. It also would carry exclusive products, though that category is empty at the moment. Among the possible items people could get would be acrylic stands of characters, plush toys, clothing, books, and games.
It hasn’t been too long since SNK announced new merchandise pre-orders for the storefront. At the end of March 2022, it opened pre-orders for Metal Slug X acrylic stands of Eri, Fio, Marco, and Tarma. Those cost ¥1,222 (~$10) each and are expected to ship in May 2022. Other recent additions included Samurai Shodown VI acrylic stands, KOF acrylic smartphone stands, and NeoGeo merchandise.
People can place orders at the SNK Online Shop until May 31, 2022, and the store will close for good on June 17, 2022.