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Arcade, Food & Entertainment Complexes in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Arcade, Food & Entertainment Complexes in the US

The Arcade, Food and Entertainment Complexes industry's evolution has continued over the five years to 2018. Rapid technological change and shifting preferences have triggered a structural shift within the industry since its heyday in the 1980s. As the home console rose in prominence, coin-operated games fell in popularity. Substitute products, including game consoles, offer convenience and long-term cost savings, while online and mobile games can largely be played at a nominal cost or for free. While trends in per capita disposable income and leisure time represent drivers for revenue, competition from substitutes has impacted the industry for more than a decade. Over the five years to 2023, these trends are expected to continue. Game rooms are no longer the primary market for video game consumption, so developers dedicate far less funding to the creation of arcade games.

This industry includes businesses that primarily operate video game arcades and game-focused family entertainment centers, which typically sell food and beverages. Industry operators rent or purchase debit card- or coin-operated arcade games that customers play for a fee. Establishments that primarily focus on gambling games, billiards, miniature golf and other larger-scale or outdoor amusements are not included in this industry.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita disposable income
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Enterprises by employment size*
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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