May 20, 2009 // Franchising.com // Newport Beach, Calif., – Gamer Doc™, the retail video game store franchise that delivers a new and interactive customer experience, today announced the sale of its first store in Raleigh, North Carolina to new owners Jim and Kim Hamilton.
"We are very pleased to announce the first Gamer Doc store in North Carolina," said Jim Belanger, president of Gamer Doc. "This builds on the strong momentum we started the year with, when we opened three stores in the first quarter. The Raleigh store strengthens our presence on the East Coast, and we look forward to continuing to extend our footprint across the U.S. and Canada throughout the rest of the year."
Gamer Doc currently has stores open in Bear, Delaware; Burlington, Ontario; Highland Park, California; Miami, Florida; and Springfield, Pennsylvania. The Hamiltons plan to open their store this summer.
"The response to the Gamer Doc concept and the innovative shopping experience we are bringing to retail has been tremendous," Belanger said. "Our franchisees are very excited to be part of the video game industry, which continues to show strong growth even in this sluggish economy. Consumers continue to seek entertainment, and video games are the category leader."
Gamer Doc features Xbox® 360, PlayStation® and Wii® Gamer Centers, making it easy to find games, consoles and accessories for each platform. Customers can buy, rent, sell, pick-up, pre-order or trade-in a game, or drop a disc or console off for repair. HD flat-panel monitors and cables are also available, and the knowledgeable staff is happy to show customers how to hook-up their systems, share tips on how to improve their scores, try out new games, and answer any questions they might have.
"Gamer Doc is more than a video game store; it is an entertainment center," Belanger said. "We are here to make sure that shopping at Gamer Doc is an enjoyable experience that keeps our customers coming back."
Gamer Doc is an innovative franchise concept that offers the opportunity to own, develop and operate a retail video game emporium. Launched in December 2007, Gamer Doc delivers a new and interactive experience to all customers. From dedicated gamers to Mom or Dad who want to try out a game, trade-in some old games or check out the latest titles and consoles from Microsoft®, Nintendo®, and Sony®, all customers will enjoy the ultimate gaming experience.