Injustice ArcadePromoting out of home video game play is a concept our industry needs to work harder at. Gone are the days where amusement games are considered an attraction to get the general public to leave their homes (couches). FCDN has recently reported that Dave & Busters has taken the lead in promoting collectible cards for video games (Injustice Series 1 (2017) and Halo Series 1 (2019). FEC’s know the significant revenues that have been sustained with collectible card sets from redemption games such as Wizard of Oz, SpongeBob Pineapple Arcade and other redemption games from our manufacturing leaders Elaut and Andamiro. [Note that Alpha-Omega Amusements has made a ton of money placing, for example, a Wizard of Oz Toto card in its Knock It Off Rotary as the desired prize to attract players].

Now Raw Thrills is rolling out their update new Team Cards (110 cards) Series 2 for Injustice Arcade. In addition, Raw Thrills has actually dropped the price for Injustice Arcade, that will for sure help their distributors get even more Injustice Arcade games sold.

As reported by Arcade Heroes, “Equipment distributor Betson reports that there is new software that has been designed to work with the cards and that a kit is shipping out to locations that “currently lease or own Injustice Arcade.” This kit features various items to promote this new series, including a translite, decal with a QR code (taking you to the card checklist) and a roll-up banner (example pictured; you may have seen the Series 1 banner posted next to existing machines). After a site updates the game, it will work with both Series 1 & 2 cards; if an IJ game has a serial # of 42700 or higher, then the correct software is already installed.

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“With this series, Raw Thrills is introducing a new rarity tier, Platinum. Previously, it was categorized just as Bronze/Silver/Gold. Platinum cards will be the hardest to find, each of which is a coveted “Team Card.”

Here is the breakdown of how many cards exist in each series:

Series 1

  • Bronze- 13
  • Silver- 17
  • Gold- 70

Series 2

  • Bronze- 13
  • Silver- 17
  • Gold- 70
  • Platinum- 10

What this could mean? Psychologists tell us that ‘kids and teens and adults still love to collect sets of items, especially cards”, just as us male Baby Boomers collected baseball cards during the 50’s, 60’s…  Some of you can remember collecting green stamps. With this knowledge, there are still many ‘lazy’ game operators out there that have not actively promoted their Injustice Arcade Series 1 Cards.  Yes, they fill up the game but players and especially those who have not yet played Injustice Arcade, need to see and touch the collector card books to motivate them to start collecting the cards. Some of the special cards can be sold/purchased on e-Bay, which is the topic for another day. Thank you Raw Thrills/Betson and of course Dave & Busters, for showing all of us in this industry how to make more money and provide our customers with a better out of home experience!!!!!

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