Zhongyang Road - Video Games Tours – Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China

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Zhongyang Road - Video Games
中央路——电子游戏

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There are at least 5 small console video game stores on Zhongyang Road (also called Zhongyang Lu or Central Road on some signs).  They have games, consoles, and accessories for Xbox, Xbox 360, PS2, PSP and the Nintendo Gamecube, Gameboy, and DS.  The shops also have a few Nintendo systems that can’t be found in other places including the original IQue (A controller that downloads N64 games) and the IQue DS (The Chinese version of the Nintendo DS).
 
The consoles are actually more expensive than they are in North America. The games, which are “not fake”, but rather “copied”, are of course much cheaper.  There are some original games, but these games are a bit harder to come by.  For systems that cannot yet play copied games it should be easy to find at least some original games.
 
The video game shops are spread out over a space of 3 blocks.  The largest shop, which actually contains 3 separate vendors within, is on the east side of Zhongyang Road and is the closest to the subway station.  Take the subway to Gulou station and then walk north along Zhongyang Road to reach the largest shop.  The other stores are 1 to 2 blocks further north on the west side of Zhongyang Road.  You may need to search around a bit if you are looking for something specific.  Prices between the stores are fairly similar, but for more expensive items you should be able to cut down the price by bartering and weighing your options.  Staff members in all locations are very knowledgeable about their products, but they do not speak English.

Note: If you are using a console that you have brought to China from another country make sure it has a proper voltage converter.

Link: Also located on Zhongyang Road is The Castle Bar.

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