That’s right, folks! If you haven’t heard by now, I’ll soon be opening Sheffield’s only dedicated retro gaming store. I feel I should mention that it wouldn’t be the only retro game shop in Sheffield (Playtime on the Moor sells some retro), but nowhere else in Sheffield will you find over 6000 RETRO titles and over 100 consoles in store to browse at any given time.
Those new to following Retromnia might not be aware that we recently re-branded the company. The reason for this decision was pretty straight forward. Warped Retro wasn’t a great name, and it was part of my challenge to myself to form and launch a retro games e-commerce site and business in one day. I achieved it; doing over £5000 worth of sales in my first month. Now, a year later, we’ve amassed stock, and we’re regularly attending conventions, bringing great deals on the road, with us. Oh, and to those wondering, it’s pronounced ‘RET-ROM-NIA’; not retro mania!
Back to the shop… We’re aiming to make it nice place to come and hang out, whether you’re in the market to buy or not. We’ll have an arcade machine or two, along with a comfy sofa and retro console gaming area. There will be no cost to play on either of these; simply come on in and have a go and a chat! We’ll likely sell drinks (hot and cold) so you’re not sat parched during your gaming session. We’re also looking into hosting gaming competition nights (with a BYOB policy), too.
Finally, a bit about me. I left a well paid, professional job in the IT sector working for an American company to follow pursue my passion of gaming. Setting up this shop is a dream come true for me, so I hope that once we launch, we’ll see many of you coming to pay us a visit and showing your support by sharing our pages on social media! Let’s work together to give Sheffield the retro gaming store it so desperately needs!
In the meantime, if you’d like a chat, give me a shout through Facebook messenger!