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Longevity of pinball?


By 5280wzrd

4 years ago



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    “Longevity of pinball?”

    • A few more years 2-5? 15 votes
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    #126 4 years ago

    Like most things, it is hard to see the future, it will be up to the future generations ultimately whether pinball survives. Like Abe Lincoln said, "The best way to predict your future is to create it".

    #131 4 years ago
    Quoted from taylor34:

    The cost factor is going to cause pinball to erode over the next several years I think. The price of entry is too steep relative to what you get now. Used to be the new games (5 or 6 years ago) cost $3k to $4k, old games were mainly at that same point for the best ones (except MM, CC, MB). It's now almost double for all games. Spending $3.5k on a new game is a lot different than spending $8k, you can literally buy a classic car for $8k. Also, relatively, an Xbox One or PS4 is $400, the amount of hours of entertainment you can get for those vs a basic $2k pinball machine isn't close. It's only a matter of time before we see a drop in buying, and when that happens resale values will start eroding and the market will start to collapse...you can't keep increasing prices every year at a high rate without eventually going over the edge.

    I feel this aspect will correct itself. People are sitting on overpriced machines. Nobody wants to pay two time more than a game is worth, despite whether you may have done that yourself. And with more machines being made, that is only going to further lower the value of older games.

    On another note, I can't believe I'm getting involved in a pricing thread. I need to do this to myself:

    #152 4 years ago

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