Don’t count on prices dropping just yet

The recent appreciation in the MYR has dropped the insane price of the USD to a more managable level. Hovering around RM 4.1 -4.2 for a dollar, I am here to tell you to not count on prices dropping back to lower levels that fast just yet.

It should be noted that some of our suppliers had to take stuff during the highest peak that happened in September. So, unless they clear those stock out first, there’s no guarantee of prices dropping.

I do secretly hope that the New 3DS XL drops slightly from the insane RM 970. And I also want to try and restock on the Nintendo E Shop Cash Code. I am seriously almost out of that stuff. Haha.

Another note, if it is going to happen, the MYR may get better during November. This is purely speculation out of me because I’m paying attention to the market now (always have anyways). But if it does, then I’ll be the first to restock on more stuff for everyone.

Happy Awal Muharram everyone! 😀

Profit and Loss report for Kyo’s Game Mart (3rd Quarter 2015)

The third quarter of 2015 has come and gone! Now time to take a look at how KGM has done in the last 3 months.

Items RM
Revenue / Sales 32,184
 (-) Purchases 29,198
Gross Profit 2,986
 (-) Other Expenses 1,838.47
Net Profit 1,147.53

The drop in revenue is attributed to 2 factors. For starters, the months of July and August 2015 are considered slow months in gaming. No new releases was a major cause contributing to that low sale factor. The other factor is the spike in exchange rate of the USD vs. MYR that happened between August and September 2015. That had attributed to price adjustments during August and September that decreased profits further.

For the next coming quarter, there are bound to be new releases that will bring in some good sales and some good time for me to spend with everyone as well. The last KDU 3DS Corner event was a major success and I intend to have the success replicate again for the next 2 events that will happen in October and November 2015. I have no plans for December at the moment but intending to cook up something.

Just a note, you guys have nothing to worry about for my side. I have endured for the past 8 years and I am still growing stronger than ever. Lowering my forecast of not breaking any records this quarter, I do have a few plans that I wish to implement in the coming weeks. If you have any plans that you would like me to be a part of, I would be more than happy to lend an ear to see how best I can execute.

Have any comments on what you would like to see at KGM? Please feel free to comment below. If you’re too shy, send me a Private Message at Facebook or by emailing me at kyos.game.mart@gmail.com. Now, to play some games. 😀

That happy KDU 3DS Gamers Gathering

In a span of 10 hours, I probably sat for less than 1 hour. That was how long I was standing around at the KDU 3DS Corner organised by KDU Game Club. The time spent being there? Totally worth it.

No doubt I was happy being a part of the host of the event itself. But it was nice to have the presence of people who came over to not just help me with the setup but also with the fun part. Coming pretty early around 9.40am, I forced a few minions from the KDU Game Club to help me carry loads of stuff. Even then, I didn’t have enough time to set everything up properly. Haha.

There were 3 sections from the booth area. First was the fun area, which is also the place where I destroyed some people’s childhood. The idea was to provide for the Smash Bros WiiU, Super Mario Maker and the unexpected Guitar Hero Metallica station where everyone wanted to be a rocker. Some failed, but at least there were those who rose to the occasion. I had fun joining in Metallica’s One section of the song. Microphones always bring crazy karaoke people together. hahaha.

Second section was the game sales. That was….chaotic. Because not even being able to lay down all the games, already people have attacked me asking HOW MUCH. Granted I should have arrived earlier though. But still, I would say I almost got it handled in a way. Fun also to note that half of my stocks were pretty much cleared. I am scratching my head wondering what should I be restocking now.

Third part was also fun enough. It was the food part. This is not directly handled by me but I wanted to bring in people who were able to make and provide food during the day itself. I was told that there wasn’t going to be enough people selling food. HOWEVERRRR, there were quite plenty of people who were actually doing it themselves. Haha. We managed ok to feed the stomachs of hungry people there. I’d eat more of the meat pie though. Hahaha.

It wasn’t easy to handle the store and the tournaments as well. Frankly, I wanted to do both. But of course I can’t clone myself into 2 people at any one time. I had fun giving nightmares to people who played Mario. Super Mario Maker allows for that. At first I wanted to find a level that was fun to play online. But instead, lacking the time to do so, I stuck with the last level of the Nintendo World Championship 2015. Cosmo could finish that. I’m sure most Malaysians can do that too. Although, in the end, just one guy did. haha

Smash was also fun to supervise. With the tournament being casual, I figured having the items on and the stock instead of a time limit was better. Finals was more on a KO basis though. That proved trickier to do.

I can’t express in truth how fun it was to be there in the first place. Surrounded by friends, fans, and newcomers who have never seen my store before, it was always fun to get acquainted to familiar faces and introduce people to things like Guitar Hero Metallica that are considered as dead. (Guitar Hero Live is coming though!)

Will I be joining more events such as this? Yeah definitely. If anything, it’s fun to be a provider for the people when it comes to gaming gimmicks such as this. I will have want to grow this slowly into something much bigger. I did dream of sending someone to join international tournaments for gaming. But some day indeed.

Next event? Well, there are already 2 of them within 5 weeks from now. It’s a matter of asking myself how much of time will I have to do it all though.

Nintendo E Shop Update: 11th October 2015

Do we have more interesting games coming this week especially when E Shop Cards are now super expensive? Lets see:

WiiU

Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (USD 14.99): Here’s a good chance play it on the WiiU if you never played it elsewhere before.

Costume Quest 2 (USD 14.99): Again, if you never played, this is a solid RPG with Halloween elements in it. It’s pretty fun too.

Demon’s Crest (VC, USD 7.99): Hot damn. Firebrand is back!

Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (VC, USD 7.99): Because Kirby.

3DS

Woah Dave! (USD 4.99): It’s a nice time to go Woah on a platformer. Really.

Small Sale:

Capcom has a small sale on Resident Evil Revelations and Resident Evil Mercenaries 3D on their respective consoles. 50% off!

Nintendo E Shop Updates (4 October 2015)

As we wait for more games to actually appear in the coming weeks, this week there’s still isn’t much for the E Shop that people can purchase. Although, I do recommend Citizens of Earth.

Wii U Sales
Citizens of Earth is discounted beginning 5th October 2015.

3DS Sales
Shin Megami Tensei IV is at USD 14.99 beginning 5th October 2015. The sale also includes Citizens of Earth as well.