The closure of the SuperClub Vidéotron video clubs a few years ago marked the coup de grace for the Microplay stores specializing in video games.
Although a handful of branches have survived to become independent, such as Microplay Beauport on Boulevard Louis XIV in Quebec City, most have ceased operations since 2019.
Therefore, it is to everyone’s surprise that today we learn of the return of this entity.
“We’re back! It’s official; the Microplay online store is back to serve our loyal customers. Find the latest video game releases, the best accessories and consoles. Free shipping across Canada on qualified orders. New features added daily. Come and visit us at www.microplay.ca! We can read on the official website of the company.
For now, we know very little about this new development and even less about the actors involved in such a renaissance. Microplay will face a ton of local and provincial competitors, which is not a given. A quick visit to the site confirms a focus on modern video games, especially the PlayStation, Switch and Xbox consoles.