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How many plays do your games see in a year?

By TheNecromancer

1 year ago


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    #1 1 year ago

    I checked the audits on my Jurassic Park and my Pirates after having them a year and was surprised to see both games saw over a 1000 plays. I have a third machine but lost track of the numbers when I had to pull the board out for a repair.

    JP = 1168
    POTC = 1104

    Curious how many plays do you folks see in a year?

    #2 1 year ago

    Lots. I hope.

    LTG : )

    #3 1 year ago

    This needs a poll

    #4 1 year ago

    I never look. Of course, I have several EMs, so that would be very hard to track. I also currently have 22 games and go to arcades fairly frequently...so I would guess far less than 1000.

    I also tend to go in waves where I favor 1 or 2 over the rest for a period of time.

    #5 1 year ago

    About 10-20 on each of my games a year.

    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from HoneyBadger:

    About 10-20 on each of my games a year.

    Wow that is not many. One weekend at my house.

    #8 1 year ago

    3-15

    #9 1 year ago

    Most, maybe 30 or 40. My favorite game must get about 1,000 though, I play it every goddamn day.

    #10 1 year ago

    Depends!
    Projects get no plays, but some games get the hell played out of them!

    Sometimes I pass a game and don’t even realize I haven’t played it in ages, then when playing, realize it feels unfamiliar and I’ve lost my edge!

    #11 1 year ago

    100 or less on each

    #12 1 year ago

    All my machines together I’d say about 3000-4000. But it can really depend, I can have 5 games of JP in the time I can have 1 on GZ! If I have casuals over I’ll set them to 5 balls but their games are still shorter than one of my average games. Some people will share their collections with friends or for competitions a lot, or have kids who play 10 games in 30 minutes.

    Just like condition is king instead of number of plays as everyone’s length of play on 1 game is different, I think amount of time you play is maybe more interesting than number of games.

    #13 1 year ago

    1650 in the last calendar year across my 7 pins. Of course, the newest ones in my collection get the most attention.

    I have a folder on my desktop with pinball info containing a separate folder for each pin with manuals, service bulletins, screenshots of mods and armor color I like, copies of software, and a note file for each pin where I record:
    -list of dates and current number of plays recorded several times a year.
    -list of the settings I use on that pin. (in case things get reset I can recover quickly)
    -mods installed
    -repairs made
    -battery replaced date
    -details about its purchase (date/price/seller)

    When one of my pins is having issues, it always gets a bunch of plays since I may put on a 100 plays tuning a mech, or tracking down an issue and then testing the repair.

    #14 1 year ago

    I take mine to a show every year so they get a total of about 750 plays per year, which includes the show play count.

    #15 1 year ago

    I play everyday and depends on the pin, Godzilla or Rush might only be 2 games because they play so long but I could play 100 games of stars in that time lol. So play count is a tough one. Most of my games seem to slow in count when I get to around 2K and the newest one gets more play. But I would say total games played average 10 across all games per day.

    #16 1 year ago

    As a retailer ive seen it all. Sold a corvette pin nib back in the day. In 3 years 50 or so plays.

    Another purchased a Stern Star Trek. Since new he has over 25000 plays. He plays every day

    #17 1 year ago

    My GZ Premium purchased in mid March of this year probably has around 800 right now. But it was my first pin since selling off my collection in 2019. My JP that arrived roughly two weeks ago probably has around 250 on it already.

    #18 1 year ago

    I have games I haven't played all year and others I play every day. More than half of my collection is out on location, so they're getting played regularly. The two newer Sterns with a lifetime play counter Deadpool has 24k and Iron Maiden has 23k. Both of those are location plays.

    #19 1 year ago

    I probably play 5 games a day most days. A few in the morning and a few in the evening. My play time on specific machines has gone down as my collection has widened and I've thrown in some mini arcades / retro consoles, but overall 5 games a day. When I had one machine it was getting 1500 games per year but spread across 6 thats what... 250 per machine per year? Kind of hard to count games played on the P3 modules when you switch them out.

    #20 1 year ago

    Now that's Funny as hell !!!!

    #21 1 year ago

    I usually put 300-500 games on any new game within the first few months. If I'm really into it, it will be over 1000 within a year. I often find myself cooling off on the best games after 2000+ plays. Some of the games that I have had for over a decade rarely get played, but I am always happy to go back to them.

    #22 1 year ago

    About 3000 spread over 3-6 pins. Usually my current favorite gets about 1000/yr, but they rarely last a full year with me. After about 300-600 plays I start to get the itch to trade it out.

    #23 1 year ago

    Depends upon what’s going on in life, but usually 50-200?!

    #24 1 year ago

    12

    #25 1 year ago

    Wait, wait, wait!
    We are supposed to play these things?
    Not just restore, mod out and look at them?

    #26 1 year ago

    i don't know about individual plays, I tend to think of hours played as opposed to games played. The new kid on the block (GZ, August 2022) gets played more than the others, but it hasn't been touched in 3 weeks either.

    I have a party once or twice a year, host a pinball league night every other year, but aside from those anomalies I'd be surprised if my games get more than 12 to 18 hours a year. I know I dont play BSD, SW, ToM, IJ, MB, Tri Zone, TSPP, KISS, Old Chicago, Alladin's Castle, hell, half my games don't get played an hour a month, not even in the winter.

    #27 1 year ago

    You guys are CRAZY! Don’t you know the goal of this hobby is to buy the most expensive games possible and never touch them? I mean, duh! The only time I touch a pin, is after someone else touches it, then I have to buff out the fingerprints!

    #28 1 year ago
    Quoted from Frippertron:

    You guys are CRAZY! Don’t you know the goal of this hobby is to buy the most expensive games possible and never touch them? I mean, duh! The only time I touch a pin, is after someone else touches it, then I have to buff out the fingerprints!

    lol. Some people, yes. I was shocked when I bought a 2 year old game from someone and it has 23 plays on it.

    My games get 5-40 plays per evening at the co-op when we're open. That's 10-80 per week so I guess that's up to 4,000 per year.

    But that's rarely the case since I swap games out pretty frequently. FFLE is at my home, I wonder how many plays that has. Over 100 for sure.

    #29 1 year ago

    Well, I need to add more games to my collection. Seems to be the only solution to these high numbers on the two machines.

    #30 1 year ago

    The only pin I know exactly is my Toy Story owned about 11 months. Close to 900 play’s.
    After that I have 8 other pins and Iron Man Ve is about 5,000 plays bought new. Number of plays is deceiving since game times are short .

    Toss in code changes can wipe out number of plays like Wonka’s big code change awhile ago.
    I admit I have more games than I need, but not looking to sell anything. Cheers

    #31 1 year ago

    I do audits around Jan 1 every year and non show plays are consistently 2500-3000 per year on all my games combined. So when it was 10 it was 250-300 each now with 14 it’s less. The classic SS games are always higher than the rest as they play shorter. I rarely play GZ more than once but can play stars 10 times in that period

    #32 1 year ago

    I don’t play as much as I once did. Don’t even think the games have been turned on in the last 4 months or so. I should probably sell them off to be honest. But idk, that’s when I’ll probably want them back haha

    #33 1 year ago

    1000 - 1500 easy

    #34 1 year ago

    All my games are at our location, none at home. They get played alot two days per month (tourneys) and a few plays most weekends the rest of the time. Still breaks all the time though!

    #35 1 year ago

    figure I average 10 plays a day so 3650 per year

    #36 1 year ago
    Quoted from SNES:

    I don’t play as much as I once did. Don’t even think the games have been turned on in the last 4 months or so. I should probably sell them off to be honest. But idk, that’s when I’ll probably want them back haha

    I'm in the same frame of mind. Yeah it's really cool looking to have a roomful of games, but......

    I did the math once, I could conservatively sell my collection and spend $50 every week at a barcade for roughly 7 years w the cash.

    #37 1 year ago
    Quoted from SNES:

    I should probably sell them off to be honest.

    Shame on everyone who checked to see what SNES has in their collection!

    (It would be fun to get a Jack*Bot.)

    #38 1 year ago
    Quoted from Neal_W:

    Shame on everyone who checked to see what SNES has in their collection!
    (It would be fun to get a Jack*Bot.)

    lol

    #39 1 year ago

    Not very many. If I had to guess about 100 between all of them.

    John

    #40 1 year ago

    Roughly 1000 plays per pin! For my one arcade game (Area 51), not sure yet since I just purchased it!

    #41 1 year ago

    This is a fun thread! I write down my audits every January 1st for maintenance records once the kids are up I'll go check what they got so far this year for close to a 6 month sample size.

    #42 1 year ago
    Quoted from MacGruber:

    This is a fun thread! I write down my audits every January 1st for maintenance records once the kids are up I'll go check what they got so far this year for close to a 6 month sample size.

    CCr 660-134=526
    GBprem 1396-1162=234
    EHOH 828-688=140
    DPLE 886-753=134
    JPprem 520-392=128
    GDZprem 89-37=52
    1214 total plays since 1/1/23

    2 weeks later
    #43 1 year ago

    My games saw a shit ton of play today! My pinball friend and I, we bet $5 a game. It’s $10 if you set a high score and $15 if you set a Grand Champion. Fun stuff

    #44 1 year ago
    Quoted from ASAC_Schrader:

    My games saw a shit ton of play today! My pinball friend and I, we bet $5 a game. It’s $10 if you set a high score and $15 if you set a Grand Champion. Fun stuff

    I like that!

    #45 1 year ago

    4 pins I’m guessing about 500 each per year .

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