Quoted from Flamethrower:
I don't think pinball (well, American pinball anyway - they different games they call pinball) has really caught on much in China, but I know there are machines to be found in Beijing and Shanghai at least. Arcades are actually crazy popular in China. I think I heard that Shanghai actually got a bar-arcade earlier this year.
Where have you found pins to play in Shanghai?? I would love to know so I can get my pinball fix when I'm over there for weeks at a time. I've spent many a free night going to different sports bars, pubs, etc in search of the elusive pinball in Shanghai, and have come up empty every time.
Even at the monstrous arcade in New World City mall (right next to People's Square), filled with countless driving, shooter, fighting, and redemption games, there was not a single pin to be found.