I cant argue with someone who not only isnt listening, but THINKS that the entire world operates the same as Mexico, and is caught up in personal emotional convictions... rather than truth.
Namco bought most All of the arcades that were located in the busy Malls. Malls having high foot traffic on a regular basis. Furthermore, those people wouldnt have sold the arcades to Namco, had sales not been as good as the past.
The independent arcades,(except 1) are all dead and gone in the city I live in, where we once had about 6 arcades! One of the arcades that shut down, had over 100 games + a go kart track. Heck, the older Chuck-E-Cheeze's we used to have here, each had like +60 classic games each.
In fact, its not just here. Its all over the USA. There are very few arcades left, and most of them are on the verge of shutting down.
Arcades worldwide are not doing very well, with exception to a few select places... so yes, wherever you are, is a special exception.
If you dont believe me, do your Own research 'outside' of your own area / country.