Hallelujah! It is a great week already! The number of arcades has been on the decline ever since the peak in the 1980s, leaving only 2,500 currently active sites in recent years. That number has grown to 3,500 today! Fox News claims that it is in part due to nostalgia.
The question is will we finally see a rise in new arcade games? That has always been the problem with the arcade industry – there really isn’t any coverage of it. Do consumers know when a new game is released – no. Whenever I go cabinets are broken and never updated to the latest games. So sadly this is one of the many reasons why arcades have died over the years. I hope that the growing trend of arcades in the US continues, but ultimately there are a couple of issues that need to be resolved with this industry.