Before innovations like the home video game console and handheld gaming devices, video arcades were at center stage. During this golden age, which is said to have been between 1970 and the early 1980s, players lined up to burn through quarter after quarter and get their entertainment fix.
Today, many classic arcade games are available on new systems and in retro arcade bars. These are the five best-selling arcade games of all time.
Cabinets sold: 100,000
Estimated gross revenue: $800 million
4. Ms. Pac-Man
Cabinets sold: 115,000
Estimated gross revenue: N/A
3. Donkey Kong
Cabinets sold: 132,000
Estimated gross revenue: $280 million
2. Space Invaders
Cabinets sold: 360,000
Estimated gross revenue: $2.702 billion
Cabinets sold: 400,000
Estimated gross revenue: $2.5 billion