A retro video game store will open a 3rd location in New Jersey

A New Jersey store that sells retro video games and consoles will soon have a third location in the state.

J2Games is opening in The Brick in August, owner Jay Fennimore told NJ Advance Media. The single store will be located at 2791 Hooper Ave.

An official opening date has yet to be announced.

J2Games offers customers the ability to buy, sell or trade both old and new video games and consoles. Most of the store’s stock comes from trade-ins and private collectors who are liquidating their collections. All used products are refurbished and come with a warranty.

“We carry every game console released, going all the way back to Atari and Pong,” Fennimore said. “There aren’t many other (retailers) who cover the whole industry like us.”

J2Games began selling products online in 1999. The company opened its first physical store in 2016 in Wanamassa, followed by a second in 2020 in Clark.

There are only a handful of other stores in New Jersey, such as Retros Video Games & Electronics in Lawrence Township, that offer similar services.

“It’s an underserved market because there are no game vendors other than the traditional GameStop,” Fennimore said. “I was surprised by the feedback from my customers, and that’s what drove the decision (to open a store in The Brick).”

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