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Blast From the Past: A Guide to Local Retro Video Game Stores (Philadelphia, PA Edition)

February 4, 2015 / 3:39 PM

By: Matthew Williams

RetroGameStores_PhiladelphiaIn today’s entry of Blast From the Past: A Guide to Local Retro Video Game Stores, we visit the city of Philadelphia, PA. Unlike many of the other major metropolitan areas covered so far in previous articles (AKA: Texas), Philadelphia has a smaller community of retro game stores. Having lived in the area for over a year, I can confidently assure the readers though that the retro community is extremely dedicated and active here. In fact, the coolest retro video game store I’ve ever encountered, Classic Game Junkies, is stationed right in this very area. The locally owned shop has some extremely rare (and sometimes obscure) findings, even by normal retro game store standards! When was the last time you walked into a retro game store where they were regularly stocked with the massive Neo Geo cartridge games? Then there is Jay Street Video Games, whose stores are staffed with extremely social and knowledgeable Game Associates. They even host bi-weekly Super Smash Bros. Melee tournaments here.

Are we missing a retro game store from Philadelphia that’s not on this list? Do you have a story you’d like to share about visiting one of these stores? Feel free to let us know in the comments section!

classicgamejunkie
City:
Glenside
Address:
111 South Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038

City: West Chester
Address:
929 South High St.
West Chester, PA 19382

 

GameFixx
City:
Philadelphia
Address:
12006 Bustleton Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19116

 

tooplate_logo

City: Drexel Hill
Address:
5122 State Road
Drexel Hill, PA 19026

 

J&J

City: Philadelphia
Address:
2465 Almond Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125

JaySt

City: King of Prussia
Address:
160 North Gulph Road
King of Prussia PA, 19406

City: Plymouth Meeting
Address:
500 Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

About the author /


Matthew, a graduate from Texas Christian University, now works as a Senior Digital Analytics Consultant for Ernst & Young. With a passion for video games (mostly retro and survival horror) and data, Matthew is pursuing a career in game analytics.

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