> 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.
There's a company three blocks away from where I live called Video Juegos Maxi. They've been around since the early 1990s, first as a movie rental place (I used to rent the Rambo cartoon series there!), but they closed that up and started renting arcade games to various locations in the city - arcades, stores, malls, and so on.
Twenty years later, they're still running, and still making a profit. And their customers? All happy with what they do.
And this is in a country where people can just get a PC and farm it out as a MAME machine. Mexico.