The inner child of a gamer never grows up, no matter how old they are. There is no age for gaming so people of all ages love to game. People play games on their consoles, handheld players, computers, laptops, and smartphones. In the case of gaming, Nepalese are also very ahead. We Nepalese have been fans of high-tech consoles since they came out in the western world, so it has been a long time. As people play, the devices tend to get problems and need fixing. So we have searched the market and found contacts of the best places to repair gaming consoles in Nepal. These places also provide consoles upgrade and modification services.
I have been playing games since a small age and used many devices including brick games, cartridge-based Chinese TV video game consoles, Gameboy Color, Game Boy Advance, PSP, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and more. The Nepalese market also has many gaming consoles such as Microsoft Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Sony Playstation 4, Sony Playstation 5, Nintendo Wii, NDS, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Switch, and more. People can either buy first hand or second hand consoles in Nepal with ease. Most gamers in Nepal have Playstation or Xbox. They buy it here or import it from abroad through their relatives or friends. Wherever people buy their consoles, it doesn’t matter because, in the end, they need service. So here are some places for PlayStation repairing and Xbox repairing in Nepal.
Top Places to Repair Gaming Consoles in Nepal: Modify and Repair
There are very limited places in Kathmandu and Nepal that sell gaming consoles and repair them. First of all, there are almost no official distributors of gaming consoles in Nepal. Nepa Hima is the official distributor for Sony and they do sell Playstations but the market is filled with grey products. Moreover, there are no official service centers at all. So we have to rely on third-party repair shops.
We went to these places and collected the information so that we can share it with you guys. The service list, contact, and address were provided on their boards outside the shop in public. We actually collected publicly available information about shops and just published it to help our readers. Most of these places repair and sell Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo, controllers, game discs, and other accessories. They also provide console modification services which include both software and hardware modification. Here are the list and contact details of all the shops.
|Shop Name||Address||Phone Number|
|Game and Gadget Shop||Bishal Bazar, Kathmandu (Shop No: 301,390)||9841201852, 01-4228173|
|Best Buy.com||Bishal Bazar, Kathmandu (Shop No: 251)||9851008467, 01-4228038|
|Game Center||Bishal Bazar, Kathmandu (Shop No: 370)||9841218965|
|Gadget House||Mahaboudha, Kathmandu||9841329832|
|Gamers House||Mahaboudha, Kathmandu||9741021777, 01-4150701|
Most of the places are inside Bishal Bazar and they are quite old. You can purchase Sony PS5, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Nintendo Switch, controllers, joysticks, driving sets, game discs, and many accessories. So these places sell almost all the products you may need. You can directly contact them and ask for the service or price of hardware. Almost every service provider and the shop told us that the price is not fixed and can vary according to repair and modification.
Gaming Consoles Services and Accessories in Nepal
The shops that we mentioned above sell Playstations, Xbox, and Nintendo gaming consoles with their games. They also repair Playstations and Xbox and also provide modification services. In Nepal most modification is software-based and some are hardware-based. Software service is cheaper compared to hardware service because there is a lack of parts and experts. As there is no official service center, getting donor boards, chips and parts are quite hard so some hardware repair can take time. By the way, almost every Nepali gamer understands the meaning of modification because it relates to games and firmware.
These shops also provide other services such as software upgrade, software downgrade, firmware repair, chip level repair, hard disk upgrade, cleaning, servicing, and more. If you need genuine accessories, controllers and peripherals those are also available. If you need cheaper Chinese accessories and joysticks, then those are also available in these shops.
Reasons for Gaming Consoles Popularity
The proportion of console gamers in Nepal is low compared to western countries. Many people avoid gaming consoles because of fear that the children may get addicted and ruin their studies. That is an understandable fear but moreover, there are issues such as cost. The prices of Xbox or PS4, PS5, and their games are quite high. People also can’t make international payments in USD easily to purchase a game or game pass.
However, some people do have the economic capacity to purchase these consoles, games, and controllers and overcome those hurdles so that they can enjoy gaming. We know that we can simply buy a laptop or computer to work and play games. Computers are versatile and productive and that is true but there are other things people need to consider. First and foremost, a computer that comes in the $500 range still can’t play games like a console. The console’s entry price is cheap and they provide high frame rates, high graphics quality and most importantly there are exclusives. Sony and Microsoft have many console-exclusive games that don’t come to PC. However many are making their way to PC but again we do have to consider the price of the computer and graphics card that is required to run the games at good frame rates.
The console is purely for gaming and no other purpose, so they are a good fit for people who come from work or just play games on the weekend and don’t need a computer to work. Also, people may have a work laptop such as Macbook and they might just need a device to enjoy games, watch movies and play some blu-ray disks. As there are people with such needs and lifestyles, gaming consoles are quite popular.