If you grew up during the 80s or 90s, you probably have fond memories of playing video games at the arcades. Unfortunately after the consoles came out, it became much harder to attract visitors and all, but a small handful of physical arcades remain. The games themselves didn’t go away quite as easily. Up until 6 years ago, an arcade operator could put their games out on route and make enough income to live a modest life.
Many would put their games into laundrymatts or restaurants and even though these classics were 25 years old, people still loved to play them and it generated income for them to live off of. When the smartphone came out though, it changed the entire industry. Games that you could once find in restaurants and other locations have all, but disappeared because when people have idle time, they are stuffing digital dollars into their apps, instead of quarters into our games. The result has been nothing short of devastating for the entire arcade industry and if this trend continues, the games will all but disappear as time continues to march on.
We think that there are hundreds of thousands of consumers who would love to be able to relive the classic arcade experience once again and to support an industry that has seen better days. We also think that there are 1000s of arcade operators with massive portfolios of games in storage, who would love to earn income again. With many party rentals running in excess of $300 per game, there isn’t demand for a large number of games, so we started All You Can Arcade to help create a mass market for our games.
We’re located in Antioch CA and own 150 games in our own inventory. Available immediately, you can rent a game on our website for $75 a month with free pickup and delivery. Each month, you can keep your game if it’s a favorite, choose a different game that you want to try and we’ll swap them out for free or you can cancel your membership at anytime, as long as you give us at least 3 days notice before you’re rental period is set to renew. We’ve launched the site with 30 games that are available in the San Francisco and Sacramento area, but we set up our site so that anyone who owns a game can take a photo of it, input the maximum number of miles that they’re willing to drive and our system will automatically match up local operators with people in their neighborhood that want to rent games in their home or office. We pay our operators 75% of all revenue that comes in.
By offering a price that’s both fair to customers and to the hard working men and women who restore and care for these games, we hope to inject new energy into the industry and to create a restoration movement for the games. We hope that you’ll help us by renting your favorite games, telling your friends who own games, that they can start earning income on them again or even just by sending us an email at Tim@allyoucanarcade.com letting us know that you’d be interested in joining, as soon as we find games that are available in your neighborhood. If you’re an arcade operator who owns games and are interested in learning more about our program, please feel free to submit your contact information at the following link and we’ll be happy to get back to you shortly.
We thank you for supporting the arcade industry and for helping us create a new golden age of gaming for the arcade games.