Almost all of the discussion around Pachinko focuses on the games themselves, the players, and how much they stand to win. But just as interesting is the story of the companies behind the machines – the real big winners in all of this.
But what is the current state of the industry? And what are the challenges facing those who create the Pachinkos and Pachislots – the Japanese slot games that have got the Japanese so hooked?
In order to get a snapshot, we’ve been digging into three of the biggest players in the Pachinko world – and by comparing their current approaches, and the results that these approaches are achieving, we can see that although there are challenging times ahead, those manufacturers able to adapt, and most willing to innovate, are those most likely to fare well.