The X-Arcade Machine is manufactured from the same type of materials that arcade game makers use in the coin op variety, but it’s been designed from the ground up to accommodate your Mac or a PC, along with a variety of video game consoles. The company claims it only takes about 30 minutes to put the X-Arcade Machine together.
The X-Arcade Machine is Xgaming’s third product; the company also makes available the X-Arcade and X-Arcade Solo, game controllers designed to replicate the heavy-duty joystick and button layouts you’ll find on arcade machines. The full system can house four game consoles, a Mac or PC, speakers, controllers, games and other accessories.
At $999, the X-Arcade Machine isn’t for casual gamers, obviously, but Xgaming product manager Christopher Gerding said that his company has X-Arcade Machines going into various locations including homes, business waiting rooms, video game companies, frat houses, break rooms and more. “Although arcades are on the decline, the joy and fun of playing on an arcade machine hasn’t been lost,” said Gerding.
The price includes the cabinet itself, the two player X-Arcade joystick setup, and connectivity for two video game systems. Users can add connectivity for other systems by buying adapters from Xgaming, also.
Xgaming anticipates availability of the new X-Arcade Machine in January. The company’s products are carried by retailers including Fry’s Electronics and J&R Music World.