Inside a Video Game Market in Pakistan (Modchips & Piracy Special)

We explore Lahore’s most famous video game market where you can find everything including cheap second-hand consoles, repairmen, PlayStation 5, pirated games, and modchips. I grew up modding my PS1, Xbox, Xbox 360, and PS3 so this market really took me back to those days.

Why Don’t Indians Buy Gaming Consoles? (Video Game Market Tour ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ)

This console market is in the Palace Arcade under the Sunfort Hotel in Liberty Market, Lahore, Pakistan. There you’ll find 10-12 stores selling video game consoles, video games, accessories, and console repairmen. They sell all consoles including Nintendo, Xbox, and PlayStation. Next-gen consoles are available there, but for marked-up prices due to the global semi-conductor shortage.

Xbox Series X price: Rs. 115,000 PKR.
Playstation 5 price: Rs. 160,000 PKR.

If you want a cheap console, then the Sunfort Hotel market is also the place for you. The full array of previous-generation gaming consoles with modchips or software mods are available. Xbox 360, PS3, and are all available there for cheap rates. Xbox 360 and PS3 start at around Rs. 18,000 PKR. Pirated games are extremely cheap at Rs. 150 PKR per game. PC games are Rs. 70 PKR per DVD (but just bargain the seller down on games on many DVDs).

Gifting Teenager Just a PS5 Controller ๐Ÿคฃ

Stores I visited (I don’t do brand deals or sponsorships, don’t worry!):

Video game market location: Sunfort Hotel, Plaza Arcade
Shafiq Electronics (console repairs and mods)
Game Store
Game Store Repair Lab – not on Google Maps, it’s in the alleyway next to Shafiq Electronics.
Gamer Zone – not on Google Maps.
Game On (shown in some shots)
Royal Ray Ban – not on Google Maps, next door to Game On.

00:00 Lahore’s largest video game market
00:56 Finding a broken PS5 at a repair centre
05:01 Inside a video game store in Pakistan
07:29 PS5 & Xbox Series X prices
08:31 My favourite PS games
9:43 Pirated PC games
11:12 Old-school console repairman
12:52 Modded Xbox 360s and PS3s

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150 Comments

  1. This is where my uncles office used to be

  2. i know its only been 2 years but we need a revisit please karl

  3. this is my nerd interest's crossing streams. it's so awesome dude.

  4. no box…and so cheap..looks like bootlegs..

  5. 7:36 wtf ? 1.6 lakh ? In india it's just 49k .
    Damn high recession in Pakistan.๐Ÿ’€

  6. As a indian im still playing my jail broken xbox360

  7. The old guy is looking like azim premji

  8. The mall is looking like Evershine Mall in Malad, Mumbai which is now office place

  9. 8:55 Yea me too, that was a long time ago. Now look how they massacared my boy.

  10. the one guy was just casually smoking in a repair shop ๐Ÿ’€

  11. bruh i knew we had piracy, but i didnt know we were the pioneers of the industry!

  12. That copy of The Last Of Us must be RPCS3 and the game hahah it wasn't released on PC until march 2023

  13. I love that you also loved modding, growing up I really enjoyed modding my PSP to run SNES games I never got to play because I feel like Sega kinda owned the market in NZ in the late 90s

  14. Is there a ghost of tshushima in the markets?

  15. The Last of Us on Pc (Two years before it actually released on pc)

  16. Karl need a gaming channel from you and other store updates thanks ๐Ÿ™ if you have time always

  17. Wow the Xbox series X Is 150000 INR in Sri Lanka it 210000 lkr with 1 year warranty i am going to buy it

  18. PAKISTAN MA BHI A SAB HOTA HA ? HAI INKE PASS UTNA PAISA

  19. Thanks to this vid as a guy in lahore im going to buy the series s from there

  20. Please make video again about game store in Nepal

  21. 7:14 But still kids don't afford and they have to collect a sum of their pocket money of whole week to get one. And consoles are just a middle class to elite class thing. An average person is not even aware about that.

  22. The writing on the xbox series x is in Arabic.

  23. Dude just casually smoking around everybody's stuff that is in shop for repair๐Ÿ˜ฌ

  24. Thank u for showing my beautiful country the land of pure Pakistan ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐโค

  25. I didn't know you are a gamer at heart โค๏ธ

  26. Fun fact: Pakistan has one of the best Tekken players in the world

  27. Pakistan mai bhi log game khelte hai unbelievable ๐Ÿ˜ฆ๐Ÿ˜ฆ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  28. Love these video game videos karl. Thanks for bringing this to everyone!

  29. Bro this is Like autside Market the Main Market ist hall Road
    The hole street

  30. I am gonna go and buy that ยฃ350 ps5 rn ๐Ÿ˜‚

  31. Blair witch wtf lol play resident evil not Blair witch

  32. That place is amazing, id really would consider going there… If i knew hindi

  33. wow you are doing really interesting and unique video man and thanks for exploring indo pakistani gaming scenes and yes we true gamers exists in this regions too…

  34. You can visit for PC GAMING HEAVEN AT HAFEEZ CENTER AND AL HAFEEZ CENTER LAHORE GULBERG

  35. I just bought ps5 slim in Lahore almost within a week released in November 23 , Uk version

  36. India 50 thousand rs ps5 and Pakistan one lakh 60 thousand rs hahahah

  37. the cool thing is all the pirated n moded consols(1 thing that makes them so available as far as i heared is that internet speeds are slow and downloading games is not best option,So u just go out and by a couple of games instead…If its like this or not today i really dont know myself but its what i was told a while back)

    Thanks for this video…Just cool to see how the world looks like in a place im never going to visit!!

  38. Who else heard the halo music in the background at the start of the video

  39. That guy looks like PewDiePie on crack and he's making a gaming video too ๐Ÿคฃ
    Here's my Delhi video game market tour https://youtu.be/wjLf9fDnG0I
    Notes: Thanks to Hugo for filming, I met him at the hotel I was staying at. I didn't film it, but tons of chai was offered. I bought God of War for my friend there and had to force the Game Store owner to take my money. And yup, before filming I did tell the stores I was making a video, so I wasn't just walking in and filming as it looks ๐Ÿ˜‚

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