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Sambro announces distribution deal for Arcade1Up

Published on: 6th March 2018

Sambro has announced that it is now the official distributor of the Arcade1Up Home System.

Sambro will introduce five Arcade 1Up machines in 2018 which will be available from this September.

Arcade1Up combines toys and gaming to create an authentic at-home arcade game experience. The cabinet sized arcades are a compact version of the real thing, sized at 58.5cm x 48.5cm x 122cm. Easy to assemble, the arcades include original game cabinet art as well as a 17” colour LCD screen with joystick and buttons.

The Arcade1Up Cabinets will see iconic video games brought to life for a new generation. The first wave of Arcade1Up Cabinets includes Capcom’s Street FighterII, and Atari’s Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command and more.

Jeremy Clynes, trading director at Sambro, commented: ‘This distribution deal is hugely exciting for Sambro and will see us launch Arcade1Up both in the UK and across Europe. Retro gaming has a huge following, and these 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, and the price point of this range will enable fans of all ages to own their very own arcade game.”

Scott Bacharach from Tastermakers, LLC. who manufacture Arcade 1Up added: “It’s fantastic to have Sambro on board as our official distributor. Its 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.”

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