Tuesday, January 25, 2022


BNAE appoints Sam Coleman to new post of Used Game Sales Manager

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BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe Ltd has bolstered "the talent pool" with the appointment of Sam Coleman as Used Games Sales Manager.

BNAE celebrates “great success” of IAAPA showing

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Bandai Namco Amusement Europe has celebrated “a great success” at this year’s IAAPA Expo, with the Raw Thrills’ NERF Arcade taking centre stage.

Budget 2021 Response – part 5

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Like many, industry consultant Debbie Bollard is disappointed at the lack of support for the supply chain. But she finds heart in the super reduction initiative which could kick-start the product sales and manufacturing sector for the next few years.

Two Easters and a Mayday down, but caution beats lockdown 4

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BNAE’s James Anderson is fairly stoic about the roadmap - at least there’s something to work with, he suggests. But the loss of three bank holidays does rankle and the continued confusion surrounding FECs and AGCs makes the roadmap to recovery a bumpier one than hoped for.

The road to recovery: A year of breadcrumbs

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When the doors do finally re-open for business and things start getting back to normal, what kind of normal are we looking at? Bacta has been courting the views of its Division 4 members on what the industry has experienced and how they view the road to recovery. Steph Norbury talks to five key people in the distribution line.

Miles for Smiles: The race is on

The Miles for Smiles initiative enters its second week with the industry getting extremely physical. Steph Norbury provides the run-down.

Miles for Smiles makes its move

Miles for Smiles
The first week of Miles for Smiles has been epic - with over 140 ‘smilers’ signed up 34 industry teams of 4 - with Inspired fielding 11 teams and iFun Amusements in Herne Bay signing up four teams as well!

BNAE: The industry has survived on the camaraderie, now it needs clarity

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BNAE’s James Anderson keeps an optimistic outlook despite a year-long trail of torment for the supply chain.

‘The need to future-proof ourselves’

James Anderson Bandai Namco 2020 Review
I think Covid-19 is something we all heard about but had that vague naivety to believe it wouldn’t affect us or be the huge debilitating issue that it is today. EAG 2020 was excellent, goods on order and all due on time. Shows in India and Saudi Arabia continued as it remained very much back page news in my mind.

BNAE backs local FECs for #SmallBusinessSaturday

BNAE backing #SmallBusinessSaturday campaign
Bandai Namco Amusement Europe is marking the countdown to #SmallBusinessSaturday by showing its support for the local UK amusement businesses it supplies.   The #SmallBusinessSaturday campaign aims to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by local independents, with customers encouraged to shop small on 5 December. “First up we have the East Coast Family Entertainment Amusement Arcade, The Mirage,” said BNAE via...

BNAE unveils Wonder Woman prize range as super hero heads over to UK for blockbuster movie launch

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BNAE has a contract for a range of DC Comics branded plush and anticipation is high for what has been coined, and almost certainly will be, the ‘first family movie post Covid’ in the UK.

Arcade owners warned to empty machines during lockdown

Business arcade owners need support
The Arcade and Pub Fraud Alert Group has urged operators to ensure all machines are visibly empty and all stock cleared from venues during the lockdown.

Bandai Namco: Sifting through the noise

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BNAE is sifting through the noise of a saturated redemption market to bring forward the very best products and peripherals for operators and players alike, comments commercial and sales director, James Anderson.

BNAE launches Mario Kart VR at Funscape

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Bandai Namco has launched its second Mario Kart VR installation within the city of London. Last weekend saw the company bring its virtual reality racer to Funscape County Hall on the South bank.

BNAE stand Pac’d with big-brand products

With a gamut of the latest games from supply giants Raw Thrills and Andamiro alongside its own legendary PacMan brand, BNAE’s James Anderson had no shortage..

EAG 2020 opens with a new vision for the industry

EAG 2020 Show floor
Olly Gully reports on an opening day that signalled how far the industry had come towards a new vision for amusements and coin-op in the UK.

IAAPA 2019 proves a great success for BNAE

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Bandai Namco Amusement Europe (BNAE) has hailed a successful showing at this year’s IAAPA 2019 expo in Orlando, with positive operator feedback across the board. Bandai Namco Amusement Europe (BNAE) presented a range of exciting new products at this year’s IAAPA 2019 Expo in Orlando, Florida which proved a great hit with operators. Below are some of this year’s highlights...

BNAE prepares new releases for IAAPA 2019

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BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe (BNAE) will be presenting a whole host of exciting new products at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida. Bandai Namco Amusement Europe (BNAE) will be bringing a raft of new product releases to the upcoming IAAPA Expo in Orlando Florida. Ahead of the marquee event the amusement specialist's outlined what visitors can expect to see from...

BNAE officially launches Godzilla VR in UK

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BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe has brought the iconic Godzilla VR experience to Hollywood Bowl at The O2 London, the first such installation in the UK. GODZILLA VR has been brought outside of Japan for the first time after its successful launch at VR ZONE Osaka back in September 2018. It saw its UK debut at London’s The O2, which has already...

BNAE starts EU testing for new Hot Wheels title

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Bandai Namco Amusement Europe has begun EU testing for the highly-anticipated Hot Wheels: King of the Road title, from Adrenaline Amusements. BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe (BNAE) is proud to announce that it will be carrying out the European Union testing for the latest exciting title from Adrenaline Amusements — Hot Wheels: King of the Road. This action-packed racing game allows players...

BANDAI NAMCO brings its best to IAAPA Expo Europe

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BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe has counted a strong start to IAAPA Expo Europe in Paris with a stand that will boast some of the world’s most popular amusement titles.  At the BANDAI NAMCO stand at IAAPA Europe, Super Bikes 3 from Raw Thrills is leaving other driving games in the dust. The latest iteration of the highest-earning motorcycle racing franchise...

BANDAI NAMCO signs up for Interfun Expo 2020

Following a positive debut BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe has wasted no time in signing up for next year's InterFun Expo. BNAE took the biggest stand at this year’s inaugural edition and also sponsored the evening social event. The show will return to the New Dock Hall, at the Royal Armouries complex next year 28-29 April. According to organisers the Interfun Expo 2020...

BANDAI NAMCO truck tour success

For a limited time, and at a number of exclusive venues, the BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe Ltd (BNAE) truck tour played to appreciative crowds of coastal arcades. The BNAE Roadshow comprised of the star duo, John Crompton and Geoff Spencer who played a number of recent hits including; Nerf Arcade, Superbikes 3, Halo Fireteam 2 Player and Injustice Arcade from...

BANDAI NAMCO ready to bowl over Las Vegas

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The team at BANDAI NAMCO is gearing up for this month’s Bowl Expo, which will be held from 26-27 June at the Las Vegas Convention Centre. Visitors to booth 601 will see two great redemption titles, one of which is utilising a huge brand IP and is getting its global unveiling at the show. BANDAI NAMCO will also be showing Jumbo...

BNAE: Halo keeps on shining

BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe has reported that Halo: Fireteam Raven is one of the best performing shooting games of recent years. BNAE has exclusive rights to Halo: Fireteam Raven - created by Play Mechanix and 343 Industries - within EMEA. "Firstly The game was first released in an impressive four-player version with a stunning 130” panoramic 4K display. Players loved...

BNAE enjoys fantastic Interfun first

BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe (BNAE) fully supported the first InterFun Expo held this week in Leeds having been one of the key supporters the brand new show. Seeing the potential in the show the company was the first to sign up, took the biggest stand, and also sponsored and co-hosted the popular exhibitor social event at the Hollywood Bowl location...

Don’t forget your roots, says BNAE’s John Crompton

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The most iconic games in the UK leisure market can often trace roots back to the Great British seaside, a true testament to its continuing significance, comments John Crompton - UK and Ireland sales manager at BNAE. Coinslot: Both for yourself, and the wider scope of the industry, how important are coastal operations? John Crompton: “The coastal industry is majorly important...

Genting’s Vortex Gaming appreciates Embed & BNAE choice a year on

It has been 12 months, since Vortex Gaming opened at Genting Resort’s Resorts World – bringing immersive digital experiences and iconic gameplay to Birmingham. Resorts World worked closely with BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe (BNAE) and Embed to install the Embed cashless system with smart touch readers into the state-of-the-art entertainment centre and reports that the first year of cashless operation...

UK sales show hero toys still super in 2017

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According to research conducted by specialist market research company NPD, £1 in every £13 spent on toys in first half of 2017 was on superheroes.   The research showed sales of superhero toys to have increased by 70% since 2014, with Batman from DC Comics taking the top spot as the UK’s most popular toy licence. The Super Heroes Girls from DC...

Vortex Gaming selects BNAE and Embed for innovative FEC

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The new state-of-the-art family entertainment centre from Genting’s Vortex Gaming has selected BNAE and Embed’s cashless system for its installation in Birmingham.   BANDAI NAMCO Management Solutions, the exclusive UK and Irish distributor for Embed, has been chosen to supply Embed’s cashless system into Genting’s Vortex Gaming – a state-of-the-art family entertainment centre, bringing an immersive digital experience and iconic gameplay...