Nov
2015

Starting A Gaming Business

If you are looking to invest in a business you might want to consider opening up a gaming lounge. Teenagers and young adults today are all but addicted to gaming whether it is on their phones, their personal computers or their gaming laptops. Although kids spend hours on their gaming devices, they are always looking to spend more time on them.

Gaming equipment purchase

Before you start setting up your gaming lounge it is important to make a list of all the things you will need. First and most important on your purchase list should be purchasing computers and electronic equipment from consumer electronics retailers. You will need to purchase high end computers with a random access memory of at least eight gigabytes and a hard disk of at least one terabyte.

In addition to this, you will need purchase a number of very high quality headsets. Although all this equipment is likely to cost you a lot of money, it is important to remember that they are essential for a successful gaming business. However, if you purchase all of your gaming and sound equipment at one consumer electronics retailer, they are likely to give you a significant discount for your purchase. You may even be able to come up with a deal such as placing the retailer’s brand name and contact details on all equipment in exchange for a bigger discount. Explain to the retailer that all the customers coming in to your store are “gadget freaks” or gaming addicts and seeing their branding may lead to the possibility of the customer coming to the retailer to purchase their gaming equipment. Chances are if you do your marketing right, the retailer is likely to offer you a considerable discount in exchange for advertising.

One great idea is to have a small café or a coffee shop within your gaming lounge. Your customers are likely to be spending many hours playing games at your lounge as gaming can be quite addictive and are likely to get hungry and thirsty during this time. If the customer leaves your lounge to go out and get themselves food, there is a chance they may actually leave for the day. Instead give your customer the opportunity to eat, drink and play their games within the same enclosure. Instead of heavily meals, offer a range of fast easy to eat snacks at your mini café that your customers can eat while they are playing. Offer a variety of non-alcoholic drinks as well to keep your customer from becoming thirsty. In addition to keeping your customer happy, selling food and drinks will also bring in a significant income that you will be able to pay toward the rent.