Correction on Pac-Man Battle Royale Deluxe at Dave & Busters

arcadehero December 28, 2011 5

A short time ago Dave & Busters locations landed a deal to get the new Pac-Man Battle Royale Deluxe edition of the game. We covered that along with the Pac-Man Power Girls showing up for the event launch. But there has been some confusion about the availability of the cabinet as the initial press release sent out by D&B has a line that makes it sound as though the game is available only at their locations.

Now when it came to launching the game, it was a D&B exclusive. As Namco has informed us however the game is exclusive for Dave & Busters during December but come next month in January 2012, other locations can get their hands on it as well. So if you’ve been hoping to get the super-sized version of PMBR, you will be able to do so soon.

UPDATE: Eric W. in the comments tells us that Power Play in Kansas City, MO already has a deluxe model so it appears the exclusivity of this was confined to the launch event. In any case, the launch is something that was a great way to get the word out about the game, and I imagine we will see more events like this in the future or at least I certainly hope so. It seems like a great way to get the word out there if you ask me.


  1. Eric Weigand December 28, 2011 at 10:58 am - Reply

    Still wrong.

    PowerPlay got theirs installed a week ago or more in the Kansas City metro.

    D&B is pretty big, but Namco would be doing themselves a disservice to go exclusive with anyone. Namco’s own stores and route locations far exceed D&Bs store count. Not to mention all the overseas sales potential.

    Exclusive my ___

  2. Sega999 December 28, 2011 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    I wonder if this is just Namco admitting that they got caught claiming like the TouchFX they had an exclusive with D&B only for all the buyers to complain and threaten to pull their orders! This looks really stupid on Namco’s side. Bet the Japanese wont be happy.

    • Sam January 5, 2012 at 9:31 am - Reply

      The original press release was sent out by D&B. NAMCO is just correcting the press release.

  3. Neil December 28, 2011 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    Don’t like this setup of PMBR. Screen is too far away, and the whole setup is too elaborate for Pac Man. I prefer the original version. Still, ALL versions of the game are way too expensive for a Pac Man game in 2012.

    Like I said previously, if Namco makes a Ms. Pac Man BR with Super Pac Man, Baby Pac, Jr. Pac, etc. then THAT would be worth the money 🙂

    • editor December 28, 2011 at 8:43 pm - Reply

      @Neil, think I may already have said this but Ms. PacMan franchise is a tricky one – Namco did not originally create the game and shared ownership for a period in loo of a legal battle. The idea of a Ms. PacMan BR system sounds fun (pick your sex) but there would be issues with a ‘Multi’ game system at this stage.

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