Sambro goes retro
Signs distribution deal with Arcade1Up for series of home arcade cabinets
Sambro has signed a new deal to become the official distributor of the Arcade1Up Home System across the UK and Europe.
There will be five Arcade 1Up machines launching in 2018, available from September. The first wave will include Capcom’s Street FighterII, and Atari’s Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command and more, making Christmas 2018 all about retro gaming.
"This distribution deal is hugely exciting for Sambro and will see us launch Arcade1Up both in the UK and across Europe," said Jeremy Clynes, Trading Director at Sambro. "Retro gaming has a huge following and the at-home arcade games will allow us to tap into generations of fans as well as appealing to gamers of all ages. The quality and breadth of the Arcade1Up line we will be introducing throughout 2018 is simply phenomenal. The price point of this range will enable fans of all ages to own their very own arcade game."
Arcade1Up combines toys and gaming to create an authentic at-home arcade game experience that’s also affordable. The cabinet sized arcades are a compact version of the real thing. Sized at 58.5cm x 48.5cm x 122cm, the arcade machine is perfectly sized for any bedroom or man cave and is simple to assemble. True to the originals, they include cool game cabinet art for added wow factor and collectability as well as a 17-inch colour LCD screen with joystick and buttons.
Scott Bacharach from Tastermakers, which manufactures Arcade 1Up, added: "It’s fantastic to have Sambro on board as our official distributor. Their dynamic approach will help bring Arcade1Up into homes, flats and offices throughout the UK and Europe. We know that retro gaming has a huge following across all ages in the UK and therefore Arcade1Up will have universal appeal. We are looking forward to seeing this product lineup brought to homes across the UK and Europe."