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Q: Dance Dance Revolution ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
Subject: Dance Dance Revolution
Category: Sports and Recreation > Games
Asked by: tjd13579-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 30 Nov 2005 13:08 PST
Expires: 30 Dec 2005 13:08 PST
Question ID: 599647
Does anyone know where I can purchase the real arcade game called
Dance Dance Revolution new (not used) and direct from the manufacturer
or distributor and how much it would cost? I'm thinking of purchasing
it for a lobby within a University Recreation Center.

Request for Question Clarification by denco-ga on 01 Dec 2005 10:37 PST
Howdy tjd13579-ga,

What city and state is the recreation center located?  Thanks!

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Clarification of Question by tjd13579-ga on 02 Dec 2005 06:04 PST
Rutgers Univerisy in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Subject: Re: Dance Dance Revolution
Answered By: denco-ga on 02 Dec 2005 12:42 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Howdy tjd13579-ga,

The company that manufacturers the "Dance Dance Revolution" arcade machine is
Konami.  The company that handles the service, etc. of the machines is Betson
Enterprises.  Here is the Konami page that deals with their arcade machines.

"... Konami appoints Betson Enterprises, a division of H. Betti Industries,
Inc. as its solely authorized parts and service company for Konami's video

Betson Enterprises has their own website.

Their "Company History" page tells us more.

"The history of the amusement game business is a rich tapestry of companies
and characters ? and one of the more colorful threads winding its way through
the last seven decades is New Jersey-based H. Betti Industries, Inc."

Coincidentally, their main offices in Carlstadt, New Jersey, are located less
than an hour away from Rutgers University.

Betson Enterprises Headquarters
303 Paterson Plank Rd.
Carlstadt, NJ 07072
(800) 524-2343
(201) 438-1300
Fax (201) 438-4837

I called the number from the Konami website, 1-800-282-2048, and got extension
3353, where "John" was very helpful.

If you need any clarification, please feel free to ask.

Search strategy:

Google search on: "Dance Dance Revolution" arcade

From the above search, I went to the Konami website.

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Clarification of Answer by denco-ga on 04 Dec 2005 10:38 PST
Howdy tjd13579-ga,

Again, apologies on missing the pricing request part of your question.

As you figured, there are many models, and equivalent models for the
Konami "Dance Dance Revolution" arcade machine, and not only does the
price vary, but it is not all that easy to get pricing on some of the

Here is the pricing for "Dance Dance Revolution Extreme" in used but
good condition from DVS SYSTEMS CORPORATION in California.

"Our Price : $8,595.00"

So you can figure that a new machine is going to run you another 20%
or more on top of that, so $10-$12K or so.  But, it is a very popular
machine, and as such, payback should not take too long, and as Betson
is so close, there should be savings on shipping, etc.

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tjd13579-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
The only piece of information that would have made the answer perfect
would have been a price but after looking at the Betson website I am
guessing that I needed to be more specific about  the model. Thanks
for the info. This is a great site and service and I will definitely
use it more often and tell my friends and colleagues about it.

Subject: Re: Dance Dance Revolution
From: denco-ga on 04 Dec 2005 09:54 PST
My pleasure tjd13579-ga, and much thanks for kind comments, 5 star rating
and very nice tip.  As you figured, pricing on things of this type can cover
a range, but frankly, and apologies on this, I missed that part of your
question.  I will put an estimated price in the form of a clarification.

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Subject: Re: Dance Dance Revolution
From: bassoonkat-ga on 21 Dec 2005 04:36 PST

Do you know if there are off-line stores where you can purchase DDR
metal pads, or must they always be purchased on-line?
Subject: Re: Dance Dance Revolution
From: denco-ga on 21 Dec 2005 11:23 PST
Howdy bassoonkat-ga,

If you were to post your comment as a Question within Answers, one of the
Researchers might work on it.

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Subject: Re: Dance Dance Revolution
From: portnoyd-ga on 24 Jan 2006 10:51 PST
You probably don't want an actual DDR machine anymore. The latest
DDR-type machine is In The Groove by Roxor. Looks exactly the same,
but it is now by far more popular.

I would recommend In The Groove over DDR. Most arcades have made the
switch, and DDR is secondary. To maximize your revenue, I would have
the machine with the most draw, and ITG would be it.

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