BeefJack writes: "Arcades in many countries not named Japan have seen better days. Now you're lucky to see a real arcade within an hour of you that's not just Dance Dance Revolution machines. It's sort of hard to look cool when the place is filled with eleven year old girls.
Part of the problem is the expense of arcade machines. A full Street Fighter IV setup, which requires two Vewlix Cabinets can easily top $20,000! This makes many operators wary of buying a new game for their arcade because it could never make back the money it cost to get it."