The arcade is in the biggest resurgence it's had since the early 90s. It's in different forms... the most popular being the 'barcade' format.. where retro gaming is the form of entertainment for bars. Stand-alone arcades are on the return as well.. but most will likely fail again. But there are major chains from Namco and 2-3 other chains building out dedicated arcades now too.Like where? Arcades have been dead for a long time. The majority of people who still love them are old timers who reminisce and have nostalgia for them.
They are nothing like their peak in 81-83... or even the fighter era of the early 90s.. but they are coming back strong right now in the form of retro gaming, and a few FEC hold outs.
There is a reason brands like Arcade1up were able to do such big launches at Walmart this year, etc.