(Topic ID: 120910)

Earnings for Various Types of EM Games

By heatwave

4 years ago

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    #1 4 years ago

    I remember playing various pinball, Williams baseball game and rifle games at the bowling alley and slot car track as a kid.

    I'm sure there was certainly a lot of game-to-game variation in how much these games earned for the distributor/retailer, I'm wondering how they fared relative to each other - i.e., did pinball games generally earn more or less than a baseball game? rifle game?

    I love the artwork, mechanical nature and pop culture history of this era, would love to learn a little more of the business side.

    Finally, on the IPDB I never see any information on production #'s for the baseball games. I remember seeing them a lot as a kid, did they make them in great numbers? 2,000? 5,000? per title?

    PS - About to pick up my first baseball game - 1966 Williams Pitch and Bat. Very excited.

    #2 4 years ago

    i used to operate EMs and SS games side by side. but there were three games that earned more than all the pinball put together... the animated fortune teller was #1. the ball bowler was #2. the shuffle alley was #3. i didn't have rifles games so i can't comment on that.

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