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P3s are on location at Dave & Buster's in Austin!

By gstellenberg

2 years ago


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#58 2 years ago

Ok. First off, I wish p3 all the best. If D&B decides to put these in all of their locations, it could be a big deal for p3 but this isn't good for pinball.
D&B is garbage entertainment comprised mainly of redemption games. I can't imagine anyone in the pinball community being D&B regulars.
D&B putting in p3 is the equivalent of traveling carnies setting up a pinball machine next to the "Guess Your Age" booth at the fair. Would that be great for pinball?
I am forced to go to Dave and Busters once every two or three years for a work party and I have never heard anyone look at a machine and say "I want one of these in my home." Probably because the people that waste money at that place by definition aren't good at making financial decisions.
Maybe we could put up fliers at gas stations next to the lottery scratcher tickets, or even better yet, they could advertise at payday loan offices.
Like I said I hope p3 catches on and would like to play it someday soon. I would even consider buying one, but let's not pretend that the title of this article is basically "WE SOLD TWO MACHINES." That is a far cry from this being a big day for all of pinball.

#59 2 years ago
Quoted from majicman110:

Ok. First off, I wish p3 all the best. If D&B decides to put these in all of their locations, it could be a big deal for p3 but this isn't good for pinball.
D&B is garbage entertainment comprised mainly of redemption games. I can't imagine anyone in the pinball community being D&B regulars.
D&B putting in p3 is the equivalent of traveling carnies setting up a pinball machine next to the "Guess Your Age" booth at the fair. Would that be great for pinball? Maybe we could put
I am forced to go to Dave and Busters once every two or three years for a work party and I have never heard anyone look at a machine and say "I want one of these in my home." Probably because the people that waste money at that place by definition aren't good at making financial decisions. Maybe we could put up fliers at gas stations next to the lottery scratcher tickets, or even better yet, they could advertise at payday loan offices.
Like I said I hope p3 catches on and would like to play it someday soon. I would even consider buying one, but let's not pretend that the title of this article is basically "WE SOLD TWO MACHINES." That is a far cry from this being a big day for all of pinball.

I also want to say that I retract 100% of this statement if they negotiated an agreement that a display advertising that the p3 can be purchased by individuals and is designed for home use be put on location next to the machines in D&B. Even better if the p3 will be featured in print and other media advertising for D&B.

#69 2 years ago
Quoted from pinlink:

Yeah dude that's the point. Getting pinball in front of people that aren't already into pinball. You know, growth.

Yes

OMG. So you think that
A) There are people that have never heard of pinball.
B) These people go to Dave and Busters
C) They also don't go anywhere else where pinball machines are located
D) They are going to walk into D&B and out of all the machines go up to the p3 and then decide to put one in their home.

Have you ever gone there and then ordered a pop-a-shot or a quarter pusher the next day? Seems like a flawed logic. I guess time will tell. Just want to say again that i wish then the best, but if this doesn't result in Dave and Busters ordering hundreds of these, I don't see it having long term impact.

#71 2 years ago
Quoted from Coindork:

You must be a real hit at parties.

I don't understand your comment.

I want pinball companies to succeed. As I have stated previously, I am interested in the p3 aaaaand think it is an interesting concept. However, I have been given the impression that the biggest problem with the p3 so far is that they need sales. They aren't moving units. I just don't see how this move will result in them increasing sales.

I could be wrong, but it seems like a major part of this company's business plan should be getting as many of these in homes as possible so that they can then sell all of their additional games and accessories to those people.

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#78 2 years ago
Quoted from Tomass:

Why do they have to put one in their homes? If they sell P3's to all the D&B's, that is success for multimorphic in it's own.

In that case I would think that the benefits of the swappable playfield concept would kind of be lost. Which is the essence of my initial opinion that this just doesn't seem to be the best fit.

#79 2 years ago
Quoted from solarvalue:

Not everything is about selling games to collectors, it's also about more people (including kids) playing them. If P3s are located in family entertainment centres, it will make playing pinball accessible to a section of the public that is presently not exposed to pinball.
Everyone knows that the majority of today's arcade operators operate redemption machines instead of pinball because redemption machines make ten times the money, making pinball attractive to operators again is an important first step in widening the audience for pinball. If the P3 can hold it's own in a redemption-focused arcade like Dave & Busters, it will make the system more attractive to other operators.

Dave & Busters are obviously going to try the P3 out in Austin, if they decide to roll this out in their locations nationwide...well, that would be absolutely huge for a small company like Multimorphic.
It seems that the significance of this is lost on some people.

Except for my initial post where I state that if D&B puts these in all their locations it would be good for p3. Please read my comments as a whole instead of picking and choosing to try and twist my words.

#80 2 years ago
Quoted from JediPimp:

If pinball has to soley comprise of “The Pinball Community” then it isn’t going to be around in 10 years. This is about exposing new people to pinball and getting them into the hobby.

An industry does not need to constantly grow in order to be solvent. There are countless businesses that have driven themselves to bankruptcy by dumping resources into expansion to the point of diminishing returns.
Sometimes it is best to carve out a niche and master it, take your profit, give your employees stability and rake in the $$$
Stern doesn't need to increase sales 10% a year to stay solvent. Evidence would be that they are still around.

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#110 2 years ago

Anyone know how much it costs to play a game on the p3 at Dave and Busters?

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