bing pixel

Franchise Information for Play N Trade

Play N Trade Retail is the largest and fastest-growing video game franchise in the country.

Play N Trade

Play N Trade Retail is the largest and fastest-growing video game franchise in the country.

Send Me Play N Trade Information

Franchise Costs

  • Cash Investment: $60,000
  • Investment Range: $50,000 - $80,000
  • Franchise Fees: $30,000

Franchise Benefits

  • Training & Support: Yes
  • Financing Available: Yes

Industry Information

  • Industry: Retail Franchises
  • Franchise Units: 173

Related Industries

Check out these other industries related to Play N Trade.


Press Releases


Play N Trade Header

U.S. retail sales of video games, consoles and accessories in 2008 grew 19% to $21.33 billion from $17.98 in 2007, researcher NPD Group reported.

"You'd never know that the U.S. economy was under distress by looking at the video games industry sales figures," said NPD analyst Anita Frazier.

Play N Trade Retail Video Game Franchise – "The only game in town!"Play N Trade Award Play N Trade Award
Ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the "Fastest Growing Franchises” and “Top 500 Franchises” for 2009

Play N Trade Exterior

Play N Trade FounderBe part of the fastest growing video game franchise in the U.S. and Canada
If you have been looking for an opportunity in a fast-growing industry that is one of the most exciting, unique and profitable in the world, you have come to the right place! We are talking about the video game industry and the best opportunity is - Play N Trade.

With 240 stores open at the end of 2008 and with plans to open over 100 additional stores this year, our growing footprint has earned us the recognition as the largest and fastest-growing video game franchise in the country.

Play N Trade Founder’s story
After six years of honorable service in the United States Marine Corps, Ron turned down the opportunity to attend Officers Candidate School. He started at Milestonz Jewelers Inc where he quickly rose from top salesperson to general manager. Although he was successful in a corporate environment, his real dream was to become an entrepreneur. So Ron started a business that would allow him to spend more time with his son and create a common bond. Starting with one store in 2000, we are now 250 strong and counting.

Mission Statement
To establish Play N Trade as a unique, interactive and social environment that creates an opportunity for success with each and every franchise partner. We strive to develop strong industry alliances, build enduring community relationships and spawn raving fans.

    Play N Trade Intl TournamentWhat products and services does Play N Trade Offer?
  • New and used video games
  • Try before you buy concept
  • Trade In used games for credit towards purchases
  • Video game tournaments on a local and national platform
  • Retro as well as the latest consoles by leading manufacturers
  • Diagnostic and repair for consoles and discs
  • Loyalty program to establish new and repeat customers

Play N Trade Insider Club

Play N Trade InteriorHow Do We Differentiate Ourselves from the Competition?
First and foremost our customer service focus is what differentiates us from the other guys. Ron envisioned a retail environment where it was possible to know his customers on a first name basis and to sell to them based upon their buying habits. With a personalized consultative selling process, in-store tournaments, fair pricing for used games and exceptional customer service, Ron's vision has become a reality.

Secondly, our stores don’t only look different, they are different! Our stores define "the ultimate gaming experience" and capture the excitement of this growing industry by attracting the avid gamer, casual gamer and the new gamer.

Next, our Try-Before-You-Buy policy creates a lively atmosphere in our stores, and we expand on that fun with private parties in the store, league play and in-store tournaments.

What Does Play N Trade Offer?
• Established, successful brand
• High-growth market
• Flexibility of schedule
• Community business
• Family business
• Cutting-edge software & operations systems
• Impressive business model
• Great multi-unit/area developer business model
• Fun, enjoyable business
• Personal fulfillment, satisfaction
• Social environment
• Expansion opportunities

     What Tools Does Play N Trade Provide to Franchisees?
  • Long-distance web training
  • 2-week corporate training prior to store opening
  • Franchisee portal with always update resource tools
  • In-house marketing department to help with your store promotions
  • Out –of-this-world store design and POS system
  • Leverage with company wide distribution and price protection with inventory management tools
  • Dedicated support representative at Corporate
  • And much more...

The Investment
Minimum Financial RequirementsNet Worth $250,000
Liquid Assets $80,000
Veteran’s Discount10% off franchise fee
ExperiencePrevious retail ownership or management preferred but not required
Multi-Unit DevelopmentYes
Franchise Fees$30,000 single unit
Multi-unitsDiscounts available
Total Estimated Initial Investment*$250,000
Royalty Fee4% of gross sales
Unit size1250 sq. ft to 1400 sq ft. (w/Players Club)
Term of Franchise Agreement10 years
Franchise TrainingOn-line web training plus 2 weeks intensive training at Corporate Offices

Play N Trade TestimonialLike What You Hear... Want To Find Out More?
Play N Trade is committed to assisting all of our franchisees in building their own thriving business. Please submit your request for information and a Franchise Director will reach out to you within the next business day.If you are looking for an incredible business opportunity with high growth potential, Play N Trade will exceed your expectations.











User Reviews for Play N Trade


Add User Review

We want to hear from you! Share your opinion with other entrepreneurs interested in Play N Trade.

Please complete the simple form below to submit your review.

*This field is required
PLEASE NOTE DISCLAIMER: This brand page has been paid for by Play N Trade. Content within this page that is paid will showcase a Sponsored icon. This means the brand has engaged Franchise Clique to write the content. Content without the Sponsored Icon is either aggregated media placements the brand earned or content the brand has created on its own. Questions can be sent to This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. Currently, the following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of or want to locate a franchise in one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your state.

Send Me FREE Franchise Info

Selected of 10 Brands
Note: all fields are required