> For example, there are many PC games that are superior to arcade games... > but if Mexicans PCs are incapable of running them, then the arcade is pretty much the > Go-To place to be. Here, where technology is cutting edge to the general masses, an > arcade machine is graphically 'dated' almost as soon as it comes out... and in 2yrs > or less, a new PC graphics card will surpass its graphic ability easily.
Graphics hasn't been important for a long time. Nobody expects arcade game graphics to be superior to what you (can) have at home, nobody goes to the arcade to see new jaw-dropping tech anymore, we did that in the 80's, not so much in the 90's and by the 00's (that's a long time ago already) the playfield was even and it still is.
As far as novelty goes, at this point the arcade has custom cabinets and controls going for it and of course the experience of being at a public space in an arcade playing the games you like is what it is. I might have six ports of Space Invaders at home, playing it at an arcade on the real thing is a different experience.