How To Start A Playstation Store

if you know how to start a Playstation store in the right way, this business opportunity could prove to be very profitable.

As the number of Playstation users and buyers continue to mushroom in surprising figures, it is definitely a bright idea to start your own Playstation store these days.

Especially if you are a video game fan yourself, having your own Playstation store should be great.

Besides, what could be cooler than working at something as fun and something that you are passionate about? Also, being surrounded with a lot of games and getting to test new ones would really be additional perks that await you once you’ve formally established a business like this. If you want to get more information about how to start a Playstation store, then you better keep reading because this article has everything you‘d need so you could set things up the right way.

First of all, you should consider the location. As with many other businesses, location is really everything when it comes to a Playstation store. Of course, it could be too costly if you are just starting your business and you chose a place in the mall. While the countless number of potential clients could be good for your store, it might drain your resources if you don’t have enough funds yet. Ideally, you can open your store not only where there are a lot of kids but also in a place where there are also a steady traffic of parents since they are the ones that mostly purchase this for their children.

Second, consider to have your own website and coming up with a process for selling games and other related devices online. Of course, this should compliment your physical store since not all customers these days would actually go out and buy the games. There are definitely some that would prefer searching on the internet too so you should also work on having a strong presence on the web. Also, other online avenues such as eBay, Amazon and others could also help you sell what you have.

Aside from selling new Playstation games, you could also add used ones for your list. Sure, it is true that the new games are hot and many people want to get their hands on them. However, there are likewise a lot of gamers that are searching for affordable used games. Offering buy and sell could also be a great addition to your services.

When pricing the games, you would have to be updated about how much these games sell. Prices could, of course, vary depending on how long the game has been out in the market and how the gamers love them. You should frequent sites, blogs and forums where you can find guides to video game prices so you could know how to price them well, without being at the losing end.

Lastly, you should consider hiring only those staff members who are also knowledgeable when it comes to Playstation gadgets and games. Obviously, this is very important for you to succeed in business because they will be the ones interacting with your buyers on a day-to-day basis.

112 Comments

  • Jerome Fidow said on November 6, 2009
    I want to know more on starting up my own playstation business.
  • noam shiovits said on November 29, 2009
    hello, i would like to open up a playstation club, a place ppl can play games for a fee. i would like to know if there are problems with the copyrights of the games. any response would be appreciated. best regards. Noam.S
  • Vincent Ngcobo said on June 17, 2010
    Hello. I have 2 playstations and lately I've been thinking of buying another 3 playstations and start a game shop where people come and play games for a fee. How to start this business?
  • Bonz said on August 14, 2010
    Hey I am in Tanzania and would like ideas on how to start a center where people come to play playstation games. any idea pls email to slynob@yahoo.com
  • edna said on September 14, 2010
    hi, am interested in staring a playstation business in kenya. i would like more info and maybe samples of pics from existing shops that offer similar services.
  • sabareeshwaran said on December 24, 2010
    i want to start a play station store in india, but i no experience so what are the items and where can i buy it cheap & quality? any one help me quick.
  • Anthony said on January 9, 2011
    Hi is there a way to time clients on playstation 2/3 or anyway of networking many playstations so that I can manage them under one administrator server? Uganda.
  • Anthony said on January 9, 2011
    Hi I am in Uganda and want to start a playstation games centre. Is it possible to set a timer for customers using ps2/3 ?
  • Liji said on April 19, 2011
    hello, am from india. am in search for a business process to start in south india. my friend too interested.we've a plan to start gaming center with a basic of 6,7 systems. but we've no idea about it. we need the help... how to start, what will be the expenditure, what are the basic crowd pulling pc games, how much we can earn. would u plz help.......
  • Ashraf said on June 15, 2011
    hey i av my game cafe en its really working out well but my concern everyday is i only receive school going student yet my target is 2 capture the big people as my customers.so which strategy sh'd i use 2 capture grown up guys
  • Dhan said on September 2, 2011
    i want to start playstation club where people pay and play games. tamil nadu,india
  • STEVEN said on September 13, 2011
    i like to know tools and equipments needed in order to start a play station business.
  • mineother said on November 7, 2011
    please share the playstation business info if you have please, Legal procedures, copyrights,etc
  • Dennis said on November 14, 2011
    I would like to start a playstation business in a mall pliz advice me on this
  • Roger said on January 6, 2012
    I'd like to start up a store, but where can I buy the games from? Directly from China?
  • craig said on January 30, 2012
    Hi i'm a very enthusiastic gamer and i want to turn gaming into a sport an create 'gaming superstars' iv got an excellent business concept but i need to know where to start with regards to setting up and who can i contact to help me with legal issues also to find out if sony assists in these kind of situations. I'm in south africa
  • drake said on January 31, 2012
    have been thinking of starting a playstation business for a while. I wish to start width 5 playstation. But i haven't manage. Advice me please if starting by to playstation is economical and how to make it interesting. from Western province of Kenya.
  • SATVINDER SINGH said on February 1, 2012
    i want to start a playstation club where people pay & play games. which things i need for this and how much money for it please tell me
  • kaushar hussain said on March 5, 2012
    HI! I M FROM GUWAHATI, INDIA. I M ALSO INTERESTED IN PC N PS GAMES N WANT TO SET UP A PS GAMING CLUB. BUT I DONT HVE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE ELECTRICITY CONSUMED BY THE PLAY STATION PER DAY. N WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT ONLINE GAMING. PLZ HELP ME.
  • santosh said on March 27, 2012
    i wana want to start a play station store in india, but i dont have experience so what are the items and where can i buy it cheap & quality? any one help me quick set up play stations at my place,
  • edwin said on April 14, 2012
    I would like to start a play station gaming shop at umoja estate in Nairobi. please advice me on every details of the business. thank you in advance.
  • chuagah said on May 27, 2012
    hi. i would like to start a playstation rental & shop in nakuru .i was asking your advice to what i should do.thank you .
  • Joe said on July 25, 2012
    Hi, Just would like to know some tips on how to start a PS3 gaming store. Here in the Philippines, I notice that the locals love there PC games. Would like to tap into console gaming but before I do I would like to know of any websites or what not to get more info. I'm a gamer myself so I'm looking forward to start one. Thanks.
  • surendar said on July 30, 2012
    hi friends. i would like to start a playstation game centre in tamilnadu... how much it's cost? send any advice to my mail id surendar6565@gmail.com
  • nikhil shah said on August 4, 2012
    sir i want to start PlayStation store where student come and play a game so pls give me guidance how to start a business and how much fund require for it on initial level, i am targeting college student so which game preferred for that. thanks
  • goodness mthethwa said on August 16, 2012
    I am in KZN at Nkombose reserve, mtubatuba. I want to open a play centre or station pls help
  • akhil said on August 31, 2012
    hi, i want to open a play station in a mall but i have no idea for this. how much setup cost and how much equipment cost? so if any body know about that plz send me a mail to akhilpratham@gmail.com. I am obliged ever. Thanks
  • kemo said on September 22, 2012
    hi i want to start a gaming business in mombasa, kenya. just want to know the cost of starting the business
  • rohit kumar said on October 11, 2012
    open new game shop in danapur cantt , patna (bihar) game point open cost price idea
  • oluwaseun said on October 15, 2012
    my ppl i want to start play station centre pls advice me how to start it in ikorodu nigeria email me pls thanxs.
  • chidi said on November 9, 2012
    am in nigeria, i have a game hall but no customers. what will i do
  • Saravanan Srinivasan said on November 14, 2012
    Hi, I want to start playstation club where people pay and play games. Tamil Nadu, India. Let me know how to proceed what are all the necessaries and how much of investment required in Rupees.
  • Chisha said on November 15, 2012
    I would like to start a business where people come and play video games at a fee. kitwe, copperbelt, zambia
  • Becky said on January 3, 2013
    I want to start a playstation in kenya, Nairobi. I need more information on sourcing the capital and also on how to market the business.
  • MAUREEN said on January 4, 2013
    I want to start a playstation business. please send me pictures of different room layout for the same.
  • yogesh said on January 11, 2013
    I want to start a playstation in india,Neral(near to bombay)
  • Srikanth said on February 7, 2013
    Hi, Can you please suggest me, whether PS2 or PS3 is best for to open a shop where people come and play video games for fee. Whether we need to get license for opening the shop in India? Please advise
  • gengadevi said on February 20, 2013
    I want to start a play station business in srivilliputtur virudhunagar district.
  • Mohyit said on March 5, 2013
    hi. i want to indulge in play-station business. and want to make my career in it. i want to open PLAYSTATION STORE in LUDHIANA PANJAB INDIA.. so ..tell me about investment. land size etc. best regards
  • puneet pradeep thakkar said on March 8, 2013
    I want to start a playstation store in kalyan city (thana) (mumbai-maharashtra) i want to know about investment, how much space it would need & Can you please suggest me whether PS2 or PS3 is best for it to open a shop & we need to get license for opening the shop in India
  • kirior said on March 11, 2013
    I would like to start a playstation cafe in kapsabet, kenya. problem, i have managed only two ps 2s due to financial constraints. please advice if it will succeed
  • JD 101 said on March 13, 2013
    I would like to open a PS3 shop/store in Walvisbay, Namibia. Where can i get a supplier for games ect.
  • Vinoth SS said on March 17, 2013
    Hi. Hello friends. I have playstation 2. I think games shop. how have a ps2 license. Pls help me. Tamilnadu Chennai. India
  • amit mitra said on March 22, 2013
    i wanna start a PS business in cuttack odisha just wanna know what shall b d capital n resources n d cost dat i shd keep initially per person n wats d profit margin
  • kagisho matiwane said on April 6, 2013
    i wanna open a ps3 game shop in my area cause there is no such thing where i'm staying at and must i have a gaming license if so how can i get it.
  • david said on April 15, 2013
    hi, am from dar-es-salaam tanzania want to start a small store where pipo can come and play for fee and i know nothing about that plz help.
  • CHUKS said on May 6, 2013
    NIGERIA ABUJA i would like to open a playstation game club were people can come and play games.
  • Berrin Abazi said on May 18, 2013
    Skopje, Macedonia. I would love to start a PlayStation Gaming Lounge. I've been thinking it for over a month and trying to find out the best competitive advantages for success. The PlayStation business here is kind of lame, the owners do not take care of the service very well, the hygiene is terrible. Please HELP ME! :)
  • Brighton said on June 29, 2013
    I am male aged 25years old Zambian, love video games and would like to open my own game station were people can come and play for a fee.I am from kafue, which is in Zambia. i am going to have the required money to start this business in two months time and I want to know how to start up this business and how to grow.
  • Nanda said on August 1, 2013
    HI, i am nanda from chennai, India. i would like to open up a playstation shop, a place people can play games for a fee. i would like to know if there are problems legal and i don't have idea what are the things need to start and please send idea and formalities any response would be appreciated. best regard Nanda. contact no:9840532250
  • Innocent said on August 5, 2013
    hie. I wanna open a playstation centre where people wld pay to play. I need to know how to do so and what I need to start one.
  • Olive said on August 19, 2013
    I am interested in opening a playing station where people will pay and play. Is there a software that disconnects the player once the time and value of his/her money is up. I have seen some people using computers and some television. Which is best? what licenses will i need? and where can i purchase the games? I am in Kenya, Nairobi.
  • gamma sing said on September 4, 2013
    i want television and play-station gadgets to open game center, i want to know the requirement of all things. i went to play at local game station they charges rs 50 per hours. peoples are very interesting to play games. business is very high and profitable. i want to open my own shop. please advises . the condition n investment . gammasingh m. imphal ,manipur india
  • kun said on September 13, 2013
    hello. actually i got question is what are the requirements to open a ps3 shop like a game station which is people can come to our shop to play game and charge with a certain fees.. pls help and reply me..i really appreciate for the answer tqvm
  • dhinakaran said on September 24, 2013
    how to take the playstation license so plzzzz help me.
  • ramesh said on October 1, 2013
    I am planning to open a play station shop how to take the play station shop license in tamilnadu chennai. plzzzz help me.
  • Abhishek said on October 20, 2013
    If we are starting a ps3 games rental service in india, is there any license requirement. Do i need to take any special permission related to renting out ps3 games.
  • sadique said on October 30, 2013
    i have a shop in coimbatore 100 feet road. it is suitable for play station please help me
  • dhinakaran said on November 28, 2013
    hi, guys how to take the playstation center license help me
  • Cheran said on December 19, 2013
    Hi, I would like to know where can I buy arcade machines in low rate and also I would like to know how to buy license for starting play station. thanks you.
  • Andrei said on January 5, 2014
    Hi i would like to open a gaming cafe in Romania...and i would like to know how can i get license for all the games that i'm going to rent and for the console(ps3)
  • Sabelo Slomzi Sishuba said on February 1, 2014
    I want to open a playstation business were ppl play a game on a certain fee and legalities would I need to comply with.
  • subramani said on February 6, 2014
    hi i want to start a playstation shop in chennai is their any license procedure for this can u reply
  • harimellina said on February 17, 2014
    hi, i dont know the playstation store business. but i want to start the business about play station shop, pls suggest me how much capital is to invest to start a shop, is it profitable business? pls reply me.....
  • Rosemarie Velos said on March 4, 2014
    Hi gud evening! :) i'm interested in putting a playstation center wherein people will play and will pay hourly. Can you help me on how am i suppose to realize this vision? your response is highly appreciated. Thank you! :)
  • talley said on March 28, 2014
    Hey. friends i am starting a playstation3 gamezone where people will pay fees to play. I would prefer to know how to decorate the shop and i would also like to know how much to charge for per hour?
  • Hari said on June 18, 2014
    Hi... I like to start a play station gaming centre where people come and play for hourly fee. could u pls help me in license details, copyrights, and all legal formalities to start in TAMILNADU?
  • suraj said on June 25, 2014
    Hi i am suraj I want to start a playstation 4 in karnataka (karwar). i'm interested in ps4 but how to start a center where people come to play playstation 4 games. i dont have any idea and. how much to charge for per hour? plz any response would be appreciated i'm waiting for ur formalities :) best regards. suraj palekar. contact no:+917829288378
  • PREEAVAS said on August 5, 2014
    RESPECTED SIR, I AM PREEAVAS FROM VELLORE IN TAMILNADU, INDIA. I HAVE FINISHED MY B.TECH AND I HAVE SEEN THAT THERE ARE LOTS OF GAMERS IN OUR COLLEGE WHO LACK A GAMING HUB IN VELLORE SO ME AND 2 BROTHERS OF MINE HAVE DECIDED TO START A GAMING PARLOR OPPOSITE TO OUR COLLEGE WITH 20 DESKTOP PCS AND 3 PS3 AND 2 PS4 AND 2 XBOX 360.SIR WE HAVE A GREAT PROBLEM SO AS TO HOW AND WHAT IS THE AMOUNT OF CONSOLES THAT CAN HAVE A GAME USING ONE SINGLE PSN ACCOUNT. THANKING YOU YOURS TRULY PREEAVAS
  • Charles said on August 8, 2014
    I would like to start a playstation centre where ppl can come play my games for a fee. What are the basic requirements to start up and make money?
  • Suriya said on August 10, 2014
    Hi I am Suriya, I am interested to start a play station in Chennai (Pallavaram) But, I don't have any idea for play station and how much to charge for per hour? Plz. any response would be appreciated. Thanks! Suriya
  • Sahil Gumbar said on August 15, 2014
    Gohana, Haryana, India. I want to open a playstation in my locality. Please advice.
  • Jepisac said on August 19, 2014
    Hi! I'm interested in adding play station/ xbox in my internet cafe here in the Philippines. Can you help me how to start? How much investment is needed and how much per hour can I charge my customers? Thank you very much and hope to hear from you soon.
  • Mohsin khan said on September 2, 2014
    I am interested to start a play station But, I don't have any idea for play station and how much to charge for per hour? Plz. any response would be appreciated.
  • Mavis said on September 15, 2014
    How to start a play station business
  • timothy pangel said on October 17, 2014
    I am fromz. South Africa .I have an empty garage .I want to start it. What is my next step.
  • DHI said on November 20, 2014
    Hi Sir this is Daniel from Kenya I would like to start play station centre but I don't know what rules and regulation over there so please suggest me that how much money need and space and how I get license
  • davido chigicha said on December 26, 2014
    big up, am chigicha n i wish to hv sam tips on how to role a play station 4 fee, n i know ur thy out to help ppl like me who r thy down
  • Vincent M said on January 27, 2015
    i would like to start up a playstation store in kigali rwanda. what are the requirements to at least accommodate 20 players at ago?
  • Benard said on February 1, 2015
    Helo, I am a university graduate of recent with no employment and would like to establish a play station here in Uganda to generate some income. Where in uganda can i get a play station PS2 at an affordable price, quote for me the price as well for all the constituents of a play station because i have never operated any. Thank You
  • Vince said on February 16, 2015
    I am not sure if any of the above questions ever got response. I am going to ask any how. Play station centre - what are the legal requirements? How do U monitor number of games played.
  • mashudu said on February 24, 2015
    I'm mashudu from south Africa I want to open a playstation business where people can come and play games and charge them hourly but I don't have cash to buy equipment plz...
  • jessy said on February 28, 2015
    hello there people i read some of the comments here. i am busy on starting a shop in kenya. for me its more easy than the most of you because my partner lifes in Kenya and i live in europe so i am the one tha tis the supplier. of all the equipment and software because i can purchase them on low costs. but there is more needed then just equipment you need a store a brand name for the store a logo and many more such a good location its a big investment. and it all starts with a business plan! if you made a world wide legal business plan you can go to your bank to get a loan to start the business. you need to make a trademark and get a copyright. and ofcourse then you need a license for your shop. if people have some more question be free to email mefrouwju17@hotmail.com
  • Playstation store said on March 5, 2015
    I would like to start a playstation business in chennai porur anybody has idea in starting as partner are welcome and those who need idea in starting palystation can also ping me interested people can ping me in mail id itsmemosi@gmail.com now kindly add me in gmail chat.ONLY CHENNAI PEOPLES CONTACT
  • desmond said on March 13, 2015
    i wanna start a platstation in townships where by we charge hourly, how can i get funding, licenses, copyright and trademark, and a potential partner
  • Fredrick john said on March 24, 2015
    I'm from tarime, tanzania i want to open a playstation centre where people can play playstation what's the capital to start with?
  • vusi said on March 26, 2015
    hi I'm busy from south Africa. I want to start a PlayStation game shop business....I need same advice and I already have 3 ps2 an 4 psp..
  • jeet said on April 5, 2015
    I want to start a PlayStation game shop business....I need same advice for about equipments
  • olara isaac said on April 13, 2015
    I'm Isaac from uganda. I want to start a PlayStation game shop business. I need same advice and I already have 3 ps2 an 4 psp..
  • Enrique Brych said on May 17, 2015
    Hi, i'm from cameroon, shortly i hav had plans on starting up a ps game house where ppl play game for a fee but my problems had always been;
    -capital required for starting with 4ps.
    -Best strategy to follow (game plan)
    -system of payment,hourly(cost) or immediately each game ends(cost) i will grateful if this is given due consideration. thanks
  • bhuvan said on May 18, 2015
    I want to start a PlayStation game shop business. I need same advice for about equipments
  • kasenge said on May 30, 2015
    hi, i would like to start a play station parlour where individuals can play at a fee. how do i go about it?
  • Abdulaahi said on June 21, 2015
    Hi, I like the idea of people coming to play for a fee. Is there copyright violation to playstation, xbox or wii? Do they give license for these kind of business? Thank you
  • James expert adviser said on June 23, 2015

    @Abdulaahi, I don't think there is any restrictions from the console manufacturer but make sure with your country rules and regulations regarding a game store. 

    Jestin James
    Startup Biz Hub - Senior Advisor (Staff)

  • christine olango said on July 17, 2015
    hi, I would like to start a play station business in Kisumu city, Kenya. kindly advice on how to go about it.
  • Chahat said on August 25, 2015
    I want to start a PlayStation store where people can come to play games. city sunam. district Sangrur Punjab
  • Thabo Legoale said on August 28, 2015
    South Africa north west. I decide to open PlayStation game where everybody can play any games
  • Naveen said on September 13, 2015
    How to start play station gaming center
  • Namakando Mubita said on October 26, 2015
    Yes am based in Zambia and i would really like to start my own Playstation store, so your help will be highly appreciated on accessories needed in running this business.
  • Ignacio said on January 2, 2016
    Hi , i am a web developer from brazil looking to make a website for any interested Videogame store owner, if you are interested in having a professional looking website, add me over on skype. My user name is Ignacio Alfredo Savi

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