> Recent BMI Gaming Pricing list: > > $ 46975 Aqua Race Extreme 4D / 5D > $ 15475 Dead Heat Street Racing > $ 24575 Dido Cart 2p w/ motion > $ 16475 Harley Davidson King Of The Road > $ 17975 Hummer Extreme Ed. > $ 7475 Fast and the Furious Super Cars > > Even at the busiest locations, how long do you think it would take to pay off a > $7000 single seat game... let alone the dual and deluxe games w/ motion, that rise up > to and over $46000 ??? > > Do you really think 3yrs will cut it?
Where are you getting these numbers from exactly?
It really doesn't matter if you're talking about an establishment with brand new Arcade machines or if your speaking of a retail store with shelves packed with clothes and other cheap crap with the same inventory retail amount.
The bottom line is, people of today are not spending money or even indulging in the same activities as others did 10 - 30 years ago. People habits have changed.
If you interviewed most teens around, most couldn't even tell you what an emulator or MAME even is nowadays. I have tried to get my son and his friends to play MAME or other emulators ( Hyperspin, GameEX setups with all the bells and whistles) and they simply aren't interested. They would rather jump on 360, ps3, facebook, youtube, cellphones, netflix, etc.
For people to say the 3 year rule or stuff added to MAME is killing sales is pure bullshit. I would still support Arcades and play the real hardware while inserting quarters into machines even if the said games is 100% accurate in MAME, because NOTHING can replace playing the real thing or replicate the Arcade atmosphere of many people lining up at a machine.