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NAMCO REPORTS ON IAAPA EXCITEMENT

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL - IAAPA has officially passed and NAMCO America is proud to announce their most successful show in quite a few years. The company reports record sales taken during the show and more are continuing to pile in. NAMCO pulled out all the stops with an incredible exhibit showcasing over 40 games on their 2,700 square foot trade show booth. The electricity in the booth was tremendous as location owners and operators tried out the 8 brand new games that were shown as well as production versions of some products that debuted at earlier shows. "When you have a great product mix, enthusiastic staff and customers looking for new games and attractions to upgrade their locations, it's a recipe for a great show," says West Regional Sales Representative, Erik Gilly. More...


NAMCO GAMES, A PERFECT FIT FOR THE BCA

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL - NAMCO America, the premier manufacturer of coin-operated amusements and the original manufacturer of classic arcade games, showed off their home arcade units at the Billiard Congress of America (BCA) Summit 2012 last week. The event was held at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL. Billiard retailers looking to expand their product lines found what they were looking for at the NAMCO booth. The game manufacturer showed both the cocktail and cabaret versions of their Pac-Man's Arcade Party home arcade cabinets along with Rockin' Bowl-O-Rama, a bowling video game with a '50s theme. More...


NAMCO America Adding To Product Strategy

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL - NAMCO America is proud to announce that Erik Gilly has joined the company in the role of Product Promotion Specialist in the company's Product Strategy department. Erik is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing with a Minor Degree in Advertising. Erik is no stranger to NAMCO America as he has worked for the company as a temp for the past few months. More...


NAMCO America, Growing To Serve You Better

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL - NAMCO America is pleased to announce an expansion in the service department. Neil Goheen has joined the company in the customer service department as a bench technician. Neil, a coin-op industry veteran from Waukegan Il., has spent the past 6 years working in the technical department for Dell Electronics, the designers of NAMCO America's "Jumpin' Jackpot" and "Flamin' Finger" redemption games. Neil will be working together with the BANDAI NAMCO Games technical group in Japan and other service partners to help provide the highest level of technical service to NAMCO America's customers. This step will help reduce the amount of repairs that need to be shipped to Japan for service, thereby reducing turnaround time and overall costs for customers. NAMCO America is committed to providing quicker response and lower cost repairs for their customers. Eliminating the freight costs back and forth from Japan will be one step towards that goal. More...


Namco adds Tech Support Guru

NAMCO America is pleased to announce that Joe Blackwell has joined our family in the role of Tech Support Specialist. More...


BarBerCut Lite Calibration Video available

Attention BarBerCut Lite owners: You can now watch a video on how to properly calibrate your BarBerCut Lite machine. Only members to NAMCO America's website are able download/view the calibration video. The video can be found in the "Manuals Archive" section found on the front page.

If you are not a member, please register to become one. Once the registration process is completed, you can view all previous and current game manuals along with service updates in addition to the BarBerCut Lite calibration video. More...


A look at Namco's booth at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2010

Namco America understands that the IAAPA Attractions Expo can be a very overwhelming experience. With so many games on display, attendees can quickly become confused as to which manufacturer made which game. Brochures can only do so much to explain the features and benefits of a game. To help lessen the confusion, we have created a brief video describing all of the games on display in our booth at the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2010. This video will be great for attendees that needed a quick refresh in memory of our games as well as people that couldn't make it out to the show. More...


Namco + Dead Heat = IAAPA Show Success!

Namco America, Inc. is happy to report a very successful IAAPA Attractions Expo 2010 show. Record breaking orders were taken during the show for their newest arcade driver, Dead Heat. Boasting itself as the first and only arcade driver with social networking, all eight seats of Dead Heat were hopping during the four-day trade show. As players left the game with smiles, Namco America staff were also smiling as collection reports were pouring in and showing that Dead Heat is the #1 driver in locations coast to coast. To celebrate Dead Heat's success at IAAPA, Namco staff participated in the 2010 IAAPA Charity 5K Fun Run & 1K Walk supporting Give Kids The World. More...


Namco Brings the Party To "Amusement Expo"

While we all know times are tough, it was hard to find a face that was not smiling at the Namco booth during the recent Amusement Expo and Nightclub and Bar shows. Pac-Man's 30th birthday isn't for a few months but that didn't stop Namco from getting the party started early. The giant Pac-Man balloon hovering over the booth let everyone know where to find the best new products on the floor. Before the show even opened, the internet was buzzing over the YouTube teaser for Pac-Man Battle Royale, the first all new coin-op Pac-Man game to come along in decades. When the 4 live Pac-Men started running around the show giving away Mardi Gras beads and ramping up the party spirit, one show attendee commented, "It's about time someone started putting the fun back into our business"! More...


Barbercut Lite Continues To Slice Up The Competition

Namco America and Namco Europe Limited have ramped up the manufacturing lines to try and keep up with the overwhelming demand for Barbercut Lite. Barbercut Lite is still the hot topic of conversation when it comes to merchandise games from this year’s IAAPA trade show. More...


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