Independent video game retailer Qisahn joins PLAYe chain of stores

Qisahn, which was founded in 2007, was well-known among the gaming community for its competitive prices.
Qisahn, which was founded in 2007, was well-known among the gaming community for its competitive prices.PHOTO: QISAHN.COM/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - Independent video game retailer Qisahn has joined PLAYe, an online and offline games and collectibles store which was launched in July last year.

Mr Soon Qishan, the founder of Qisahn, told The Straits Times: "It's a real opportunity. We used to be a small outfit, but we've always known that the things we do can be applied to a bigger scale, and PLAYe provided that opportunity."

Qisahn, which was founded in 2007, was well-known among the gaming community for its competitive prices. It sold products both online and at its store in Far East Shopping Centre.

Mr Soon is now business director at PLAYe, which has 15 outlets in Singapore and an online presence in Malaysia.

PLAYe is owned by Corous360, a subsidiary of technology company DeClout Limited. DeClout was awarded a grant of up to $10 million in May by the National Research Foundation's Early Stage Venture Fund to invest in local tech start-ups.

Although the Qisahn signboard above the Far East shop will be changed to a PLAYe one by Friday, Mr Soon is not looking back.

"I'm excited because it's a new opportunity, it's something new for me. Before this, I was running something stable, but now I've given that up to build something bigger and better," he said.