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Fornite and similar Themed Pins?

By pinupgirl1975

1 year ago

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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by Medisinyl
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    #12 1 year ago
    Quoted from Daditude:

    Pinballs are mostly made for the middle-aged and older people (mostly men) with disposable incomes. This us why we keep seeing "older" themes like munsters, willy wonka, Elvira, black knight etc coming out.
    First rule of sales is to go where the money is.

    This exactly. I think if they ever did make a video game pin that it would have to be a good story based game and Fortnite isn't that. Maybe a Red Dead Redemption, GTA, Resident Evil, Drakes Fortune, Tomb Raider, games like that could possibly work but just like Daditude have to target the correct audience and i doubt video games would be a big hit for the masses. Movies and music seems to be where its at.

    #14 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinupgirl1975:

    who-dey But, if you try to hit a different demographic, and put them in places like benheck said where millenniums are maybe it would appeal to them?
    I think all of the games you said above would be sick pinball machines! Resident Evil specifically... When I used to play that game at night... in the dark it used to scare the crap out of me BTW lol

    A Resident Evil pin would be sweet and i would buy it, but most guys my age dont play video games anymore. Silent Hill would be another good one, Fallout, Bioshock etc.

    #15 1 year ago

    Also i could be wrong but as far as tounger people go i just dont think they are that interested in pinball. We have a few locations in the Cincinnati are but everytime i go nobody is playing the pinball machines hardly.

    #18 1 year ago
    Quoted from Potatoloco:

    This isn't exactly well researched, but I feel I have a decent sample size.
    My wife and I have 4 kids under the age of 10. We have a game room in our house that has roughly 10-12 pins at any given time with a wide variety of themes. To give a general idea we've had Ghostbusters, Nascar, Metallica, and Simpsons in the past. Currently, Avengers, WWE, Star Wars, Walking Dead, Stern POTC, Iron Maiden are the modern pins. Most of these themes kids can identify. We also have a dedicated gaming area that has several monitors each with it's own Xbox One. Immediately we get to see decision making happen in real time with what kids want to play.
    We've hosted several youth team parties, other hangouts with friends whose children ranged from 4-16 years old, neighborhood kids hanging out with my kids. We're talking probably 150+ different kids have been in this game room. It never fails, the kids never care about the pinball. Across the board, the most common reason I hear is "it's boring." Sure some of them will start a game and play one ball, but that's it. A lot of them don't even bother getting that far with it. It simply does not resonate with the majority of them at all, no matter what the theme is. Out of those 150+ kids, 1 has stuck it out and kept playing occasionally and that's my 2nd oldest son. That's literally it. The ones that come back again, never play the pins a second time, never ask questions. But they sure do want to know if they can hop on the Xbox or PS4.

    Ive had young girls and guys over in their 20's and ive only found one to like pinball. The girls stand there and flip a few times with a very bored look on their face and then walk away in the middle of the game. They literally don't like it enough to play 3 balls.

    Take that back, i did have 3 teenage kids one time over ranging from age 13-18 and they were brothers and they actually had a blast. Other than those three though most of them dont care about pinball anymore than a man on the moon.

    #22 1 year ago
    Quoted from Potatoloco:

    Our Christmas party is about the only time the adults start playing pinball. Admittedly they have some liquid courage built up at that point.

    The lack of interest is kind of weird. I always wonder why i love it so much and no one else cares.

    #25 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinupgirl1975:

    potatoloco Liquid Courage helps people do a lot of things LOL

    I'll drink to that! It's almost got me killed more times than i can count.

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