Top Video Game Stores in Singapore 2020
Some of us prefer to stay at home because of the COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean we have to be bored doing nothing at all! Many people are discovering hidden passions for cooking, cleaning, exercising, and a whole bunch of other interesting pastimes, but one interest shines above the rest now that everyone’s taking some much needed me time at home: video games!
Everybody loves video games, but not everyone has the time and the resources to get into them. However, now that time is in abundance, there’s no better way to spend a few hours, then by kicking back, turning on your PC or game console, and just playing somes games – either by yourself or with some friends.
If you’re looking to get back into gaming as a hobby, there are dozens of places in Singapore that stock everything you need to be a video game champion. From the latest games to the most current consoles, and even to gaming accessories and addons, we’re sure you’ll find everything you need on this list of the Top Video Game Stores in Singapore.
Top 7 Video Game Stores in Singapore
Qisahn is undeniably the largest and most popular video games store in all of Singapore. Combining great prices with the convenience of both offline and online shopping, Qisahn is our top pick if you’re looking for a place to trade in your hard earned-cash for some unadulterated video game enjoyment.
Qisahn stocks all kinds of video games and video game merchandise. Here, you’ll be able to purchase the latest consoles like the Nintendo Switch, the Xbox One S, and the Playstation 4 Pro. If you’re waiting on the next-gen consoles like the upcoming Xbox Series X and the Playstation 5, then chances are Qisahn is going to be first to stock them once they release. They also all physical copies of games for almost every available platform – PC, Xbox, Playstation, and Switch – so you’ll be able to find the best titles regardless of your platform of choice.
One of the best things about Qisahn is their online availability. While they do have a big physical store that’s chock full of mouth-watering video game merchandise, they also have a really terrific online presence. Whether you decide to do your shopping on Shopee, Lazada, Qoo10, or even on Facebook, Qisahn is there with a system standing by to help you purchase video games conveniently and securely. This makes it a great option for those who want to avoid going out during this quarantine period.
GameMartz – part of the same company that owns Shopitree – is probably one of the biggest video game suppliers in Singapore. Thanks to its big business roots and huge following across the metro, GameMartz offers a huge selection of video games and consoles available for purchase both online and offline.
GameMartz stocks the latest games and consoles, so whether you’re a PC gamer, a console gamer, or a handheld enthusiast, this is the premier place to be. GameMartz stocks games for even previous console generations, too, so they’ll have games for PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 3 & 4, and of course, the Nintendo Switch. They even do pre-orders for games that have pre-orders available, like the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077.
You can pay a visit to any of the three GameMartz stores in Singapore, which you’ll find at Funan Mall at 107 North Bridge Road, at Plaza Singapura at 68 Orchard Road, or at Bugis Junction at 200 Victoria St, respectively. They also have a great online option, so you can check out their Facebook Store, or check out the Shopitree catalog while you’re at it, since they’re pretty much the same company.
FunzSquare, located at Far East Plaza, may not have the widest selection of video games, but they remain one of the favorite shopping destinations for video game enthusiasts. Customers love the great service, and while you’re unlikely to find any obscure or rare video game titles, they always have the latest and most popular games in stock.
Unfortunately for Xbox fans, it doesn’t look like the Xbox One is available here – only PlayStation and Switch, with some old Xbox 360 titles. After all, FunzSquare isn’t the biggest video game store, so it’s really surprising to find out that it has such a huge fanbase with lots of loyal customers. They attribute their success to their passion for video games. Everyone – from the owner to the service staff – are all avid gamers, ready to share their knowledge with inquisitive customers who want to find out everything there is to know about the latest games and consoles.
There’s only one FunzSquare in Singapore – the one at Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road #02-60 – and it might be a little out of the way for some people, but if you want to buy some games and chat with some enthusiasts who might be able to recommend some titles, then the trip is definitely worthwhile. If you prefer an online transaction, FunzSquare has also set up shop on Shopee SG.
Gamewerks is one of the newer video game stores in Singapore, and they always have the latest titles and consoles in stock. If you’re looking for some games for your Playstation, Xbox, or Nintendo Switch, or looking to buy a console and get some games along with it, you can’t go wrong with Gamewerks. If you’re a fan of handhelds, you’ll probably be delighted to find out that Gamewerks also has a great selection of older handheld gaming systems and games like the DS and 3DS line from Nintendo.
Unlike other video game stores that just do sales and retail, Gamewerks has top-notch after-sales services so that anytime you need repairs, maintenance, or troubleshooting for your console or game, their technicians are always ready to lend a helping hand. That way, if you’re ever in a spot of trouble with your gaming console, you already know where to go for help.
You can find Gamewerks at 443 Clementi Avenue, where they have a big store/service center ready to cater to your every gaming need. They also have a very prominent online presence, with an online store setup on Shopee, Lazada, Carousell, and Qoo10.
GameXtreme has been around a while, and with its tenure as one of the go-to places for video games in Singapore, it’s developed quite a loyal following and customer base. GameXtreme has proven itself to be a very reliable and trustworthy video game store – always dealing in genuine, high-quality products with great warranty terms and hassle-free replacements.
GameXtreme also has very robust and fully-developed video game sales services. Apart from having the latest games and consoles in-stock, they also have a wide selection of gaming accessories and merchandise. They boast the largest trade-in platform in Singapore, too, so it’s easy to get trade-ins or buy second-hand titles for cheaper. GameXtreme also has arguably the best repair services available, since their expert technicians really know their stuff. You can bring your console here for maintenance and repairs, but they also do everything from handhelds to laptops and even gaming computers.
You can find GameXtreme in four locations in Singapore – Tampines Mall at 4 Tampines Central 5, Parkway Parade at 80 Marine Parade Road, Simei Eastpoint Mall at 3 Simei Street 6, and at Yishun Northpoint at 1 Northpoint Drive.
Now, Saint Games holds a special place in our hearts because it’s where (at least before quarantine) people would gather to share their love of video games with others. It’s a modern-day arcade where you could rent the latest consoles and play the most popular games on a couch with your friends for as long or as little as you’d like.
While they’re biggest draw is the gaming rentals, Saint Games also has a very robust selection of video games that you can buy and take home. One of the best reasons to check out Saint Games is so that you can actually play the game first before you buy it! Just rent a system, tell them what game you want to play, and then you’re free to test it for as long as you’re paying. Once you’re done, you can buy the game and play it from the comfort of your own home, knowing that you really liked it.
You can find Saint Games at Kallang Wave Mall at 1 Stadium Place.
If you’re looking for something a little more old-school, then Retro Nuts is the perfect place to get your game shopping done. Unlike other video game stores that focus on the latest titles on the newest consoles, Retro Nuts is a treasure trove of old-timey video games and consoles.
Located at Sim Lim Square at 1 Rochor Canal Road, Retro Nuts houses a great selection of the most influential games and consoles of the past few decades. If you want to relive the fun and enjoyment you felt as a little kid with the (back then) newest Sega Game Gear or GameBody Color, then Retro Nuts is definitely worth a look.
Read more about it here.