Some people prefer arcade machine games because they offer a more social experience. With console games, people typically play by themselves in front of the TV. With arcade games, people can gather around the machine and interact with one another.
You can self-repair and change the parts on an arcade machine, a games console will need a specialist to take care of any changes and repairs.
Then there are the graphics. Console games have typically better graphics than arcade machine games because they are designed to be played on a TV screen and an arcade machine is more obviously pixelated, but this is considered part of the fun by many. Arcade machines are designed to be played in a small area (22″), so the graphics are not as important.
In the end, it really comes down to personal preference. If you enjoy a more social experience and want more of a challenge, then arcade machine games are the way to go. If you prefer to sit down while gaming and have better graphics, then console games are the better option. It’s really up to you! At Arcade Mania we love both!