Quote: > I dont believe there are any arcade rentals being done in arcade, and if there were, > it would be outrageously priced to the point of not even wanting to bother with it. > > Straight up, I can tell you for fact that neither Edison Bros., nor Namco (after the > acquirement), rented their games. > > Again, video games are a long term investment. > > The problem is, that most games are too casual (Baby Easy) to keep people coming back > for more. Add to that console ports coming too quickly, and the Ops are pretty much > screwed. > > Furthermore, Someone has to pay the $7000 to $50k. Weather it be an Arcade, An > outside Op, or some rental company. Namco sure isnt renting their latest games > directly!
And you get this sentiment when you do a warehouse run, looking for cabs. I went to one in LA, and they had five cabinets I wanted to buy, and the guys that ran the business wanted three times the going rate, and they were not in perfect condition. This was back in 2000.