The 5 Best-Selling Arcade Games

By on April 12, 2012 in ArticlesEntertainment

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.

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5. Asteroids

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

1. Pac-Man

Cabinets sold: 400,000

Estimated gross revenue: $2.5 billion

Articles Written by Caitlin St John
Caitlin St John is a writer and editor who covers everything from fitness and celebs to lifestyle and design. A New Yorker through and through, Caitlin resides in Queens by way of eastern Long Island. Follow her on Instagram.
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