Someone besides Konami wants to turn gamers into gamblers


Clue: It isn’t Bob Barker

“Our company is a Pachinko Slot maker, but we’re also video game developers. We’d like to work hard to make video game fans into Pachinko Slot fans,” said a SNK Playmore rep at a Beast Busters Pachinko slot press conference recently.

SNK Playmore, wasacquired by a Chinese companyin the not so distant past, and people have been wondering what will become of their IPs. While it currently looks like SNK are goingthe Konami routeand making Pachinko machines, at least they reminded us they haven’t forgotten their roots.

Apparently the reasoning behind all these video games turning into pachinko slot machines is that “youths in their 20s are losing interest in the market, which has become a big issue, and has led us to believe that it is very important to develop machines that will appeal to this audience.”

SNKプレイモア 新機種「ビーストバスターズ」発表 [Goraku-Sangyo viaEvent Hubs]