I think you are making a very incorrect assumption that pinball's only market is the existing one. Think about what happens when China and India gets to a level of disposable income to afford a pin. And no they won't be paying what we're currently paying either. They'll be pumped out in higher volumes and sold for a fraction of the cost. 1.2 billion people in India and 1.3 billion in China. 2.5 billion. I can see both cultures latching onto pinball. As they're cultures and freedoms grow, these are still social cultures - I can see the equivalent of our arcades in the 70's and 80's becoming very popular there. While there will be another dip in pinball in western culture - I don't believe it will die there. Not by a long shot. So our culture might be close to peak pinball - the global market is not. If even .01% of their populations latch on to pinball is still 250,000 pinball machines
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