Ever wondered which US state is best to visit to get your arcade fix – think Pac-Man, Street Fighter, Space Invaders?
Well, the search is finally ‘Game Over’! Slotsouce.com has been looking at a whole range of metrics to find the best US states to re-live the 80s gaming experience – and it turns New Jersey is undefeated!
See below for the full press release, what metrics we used to find the best region for each metric and a list of top retro gaming facilities in New Jersey right now!
US Cities to Visit for Gaming Fanatics
- New study reveals where the best cities are for gaming arcades
- Westfield in New Jersey and Malvern in Pennsylvania take the joint top spot with a huge 114 gaming facilities within reach of the area
- Pennsylvania also takes the 2nd and 3rd place crowning the region an arcade haven
Nearing the 80’s, you were never too far from local entertainment venues with famous games such as Pac-Man and Space Invaders. Now, you may need to go a little out of town to get your fix. But where are the best places for gaming fans to visit?
The search for the gaming havens is well and truly ‘Game Over’ as Slotsource.com scopes a whole load of metrics to find the best place in the US for gaming fanatics. The data reveals, not only the areas with the most arcades, but also the most highly rated facilities in the area, internet speed, Google search interest and more.
So, before you head anywhere 2nd best, save your quarters and check out the list below for the ultimate 80s gaming experience:
Top 10 Places in the US for Gaming Fans
New Jersey tops the list with over 107 local gaming spots in the area, shortly followed by California who may have the edge with other metrics, but don’t boast the most gaming arcades or facilities.
|Local Area||State||Internet Speed||Online Searches for Gaming||Industry Jobs in Area||Gaming Facilities|
|Harbor City – LA||California||917.77||73||258||49|
|West Des Moines||Iowa||808.36||100||2||12|
|Santa Fe Springs||California||610.18||73||241||54|
The BEST Facilities in the New Jersey Area
Silverball Retro Arcade, 1000 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ07712
With over 600 games on offer in rotation, this arcade boasts an impressive 1.3K reviews on Google averaging at 4.8 stars! Definitely worth the trip.
Yestercades of Somerville, 29 Division St, NJ 08876
With 930 reviews averaging at 4.7 stars out of 5, this arcade is definitely up there as one of New Jersey’s finest.
Morristown Game Vault, 22 South St, Morristown, NJ 07960
Hosting occasional tournaments and events and securing 544 averaging at 4.8, the Gaming Vault is up there as a definite contender!
The full Slotsource.com study can be found here: https://www.slotsource.com/best-areas-for-gamers
Notes to Editor:
For more information please contact PR representative Olivia Wigg at Olivia.email@example.com
To calculate the best areas for gamers index, slotsource.com first normalized the data categories and the following metrics were used per area: internet speed, online searches for ‘video games’, current number of gaming jobs, and number of gaming facilities to calculate a total index score for each city.
In the rankings T = in tied place.
- Internet speed – Calculated September 2020 https://broadbandnow.com/fastest-cities
- Online searches for ‘video games’ – google search data collected (23/10/2019 – 23/10/2020)
- Current number of gaming jobs per area – LinkedIn data searching for ‘gaming industry’ jobs per city within a 25-mile radius – data collected 22nd October 2020
- Number of gaming facilities / things to do per area – TripAdvisor data searching for ‘gaming’ in things to do per city – data collected 26th-27th October 2020.
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