Tokyo Game Action closes

HeavyElectricity February 10, 2009 4

bigtgaIt’s always sad to see an arcade closing, but this one is particularly heartbreaking. Tokyo Game Action of Wichendon, MA has been forced to shut down with immediate effect, with a liquidation sale to be held in May in order to secure as much cash for the creditors as possible. The arcade opened in 2003, but has had problems operating for roughly two months due to constant flooding, causing a massive shortfall of income while bills have been mounting.

The worst part of all this is that it has happened to a genuinely nice team trying very hard to offer a great experience to players. The arcade was an archetype for modern amusement operations – it was community driven, willing to buy new games and experiment with different payment models, and offered a range of services beyond arcade games, such as a bowling alley and unique food service serving Japanese and American dishes.

Keep an eye on the Tokyo Game Action website for details of the liquidation sale, as maximum revenue is required to help keep a roof over the heads of the team (sadly, this is no exaggeration). We at Arcade Heroes wish you guys the best of luck in the future.

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4 Comments »

  1. editor February 10, 2009 at 2:14 am - Reply

    Its always the nice guys that get the pain – sorry to hear the news, wishing all impacted by the closure the best for the future.

  2. Shaggy February 10, 2009 at 2:47 am - Reply

    Ah man, that is really sad. Hopefully they can come back around in the future at a new location? All the best to you guys there at TGA

  3. Paul February 10, 2009 at 3:15 am - Reply

    Somebody buy their Street Fighter IV machines! Now’s the time to pounce on that.

  4. igo February 10, 2009 at 8:08 am - Reply

    It is sad to see such a good arcade go.

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