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Postby FletcherW » Tue, 02 Jan 2007 10:59 am

I am wondering about how many video game stores there are in Singapore and if stuff is released on time, like for example have you guys in singapore been able to buy the wii or ps3??

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Re: Video Game Stores

Postby ksl » Tue, 02 Jan 2007 10:32 pm

FletcherW wrote:I am wondering about how many video game stores there are in Singapore and if stuff is released on time, like for example have you guys in singapore been able to buy the wii or ps3??

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This is not the way to conduct a survey! Not even a good idea :shock: but not :o

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 02 Jan 2007 11:16 pm

A lot, yes & yes :roll:

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Postby FletcherW » Wed, 03 Jan 2007 8:55 am

Ok another question. Is there a market for new Video games stores, or sinc e I can't pm yet can someone tell me a good way to check, I been trying using the internet and by what I have read the most popular store there is Maxsoft, is my information correct or am I way off.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 03 Jan 2007 9:07 am

We have a shopping complex (centre) called Sim Lim Square which has literally several dozens of shops selling gaming supplies (be it software or hardware). This is not counting the major shops like Challenger Superstore, Harvey Norman, etc. We also have shops that specialize in parallel imports (like the Wii prior to being officially released here).

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Postby FletcherW » Wed, 03 Jan 2007 9:12 am

Thanks for the information, so the market is flooded with stores than, or do you think there is still a market for more stores?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 03 Jan 2007 11:08 am

As I am not a gamer, I really couldn't give you a qualified answer.

Having said that, you might survive, you might not. The margins are very small now days, especially that piracy is rampant over here. Not sure if you could survive on that alone.

Maybe there is someone else on board here that can give you a more qualified answer.

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Postby FletcherW » Wed, 03 Jan 2007 11:46 am

I am aware about the piracy, that doesn't concern me that much, it was more a question about if there is a market at all, but I do thank you Sunday morning staple for your prompt replies. I don't want to sell pirated software, just more next gen software along with older system as well as trades and comics statues action figures and busts.

next gen = xbox 360 wii and ps3 in case you didn't know.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 03 Jan 2007 11:32 pm

Fletch,

I am aware of the newest Gen of consoles (I've got a 17+ year old son). We have an old Dreamcast and Xbox laying around the house now, but rarely used. He more in to rock music now (plays bass) so I think the gaming phase is just about gone (He was playing world of warcraft for a long time on the PC. I'm just personally not into it even though aware of the genre and the hardware.

I wasn't indicating that you should get into the pirate SW thingy. It's just that it creams the majority of profits off the SW side of things over here. Asians don't seem to see anything wrong with ripping off intellectual property rights, this makes it hard to make a profit legitimately (lot's of shops front legal and have hidden pirate copies by request).

Anyway, if you are also into other niche areas as you indicated then maybe you would stand a chance.

Good luck.

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