Shopping for a video game should be easy. You should be able to walk into a big box store–like Walmart or Target–and pick up the perfect item for the gamer on your holiday shopping list. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the best way to find a great gift. If you are looking for the latest, hottest game or if you need advice on picking out a gem for your gamer, you need to go to a store where the staff knows the games and can give you good recommendations.
If you are looking for hot new games, like Call of Duty: Black Ops, you are likely to have better luck finding it at one of the many Gamestop locations around town. Not only does Gamestop carry the latest games, but they also offer an excellent selection of used games. Their staff is uniformly knowledgeable about the games and are more than willing to help match your gamer with the perfect game.
Another great source for video games in the Richmond area is Blockbuster. While most people think of Blockbuster only as a movie rental store, they also rent and sell new video games. New games are often hard to rent there because they are so popular, but Blockbuster often has copies for purchase after other stores have run out. While their staff is not as uniformly knowledgeable, the ability to rent a game before purchase is a strong incentive to shop at Blockbuster.
Finally, you can support a local merchant when you shop for video games. Play N Trade Games has three locations: Carytown, Colonial Heights, and Midlothian. Their staff is amazing, and they work very hard to provide you with the best service in the Richmond area. Whether you are shopping at the big box store or the locally owned shop, Richmond has numerous places for you to find video games for your favorite gamer this holiday season.