Visiting this place is like dying and ascending to video game heaven. Oriental 188 is a three-storey electronics mall where every gaming store is lined with boxes of new and second-hand games. There’s even a seriously cool retro store with some choice SNES-era Squaresoft RPGs like Final Fantasy 6 and Super Mario RPG. Head to the top floor for wall-to-wall games as the middle section of the mall is split between games, phone accessories stores and other hobbyist shops.
While it’s no secret that in many respects Hong Kong isn’t cheap, video games are a surprisingly affordable hobby. The newest releases usually cost between $380-$450 and consoles are priced very competitively when compared with the rest of the world. Whether you’re looking for the latest Nintendo console or an old Neo Geo to satisfy your retro cravings, Hong Kong has shops aplenty to satiate your needs.
RECOMMENDED: If home entertainment isn’t your thing or you’re just looking to get out and play, try Hong Kong’s best video game arcades or, for something more traditional, board game cafes.