"These guys need to know, that just because Namco or other companies stop selling a game, doesnt mean the games life is over. In fact, its pretty much just began. The other people down the line Need to make money too... else the big companies are never going to get another game sale again."
This is how it was in the past. These days, by the time an arcade game is no longer sold, the console version of the same game(with additional features and online play) is already selling for a reduced price in stores because the rush to get it is over.
The big winner in arcades now is redemption stuff. Kids love paying $20 in quarters to get a $1 toy. I used to work at an arcade and I saw that every day. The way I see it, they would rather play some dumb ticket game and get something, then go home and play a video game on their advanced console or PC.