At this point the demo unit(s) look like they’ve made the rounds to all the usual 3/4 scale cabinet collectors and retro game channels (Retro Ralph, Console Kits, Unqualified Critics, Metal Jesus, Szabo’s Arcades, Scarlet Sprites). I’m assuming channels like MLP, etc will also be getting the unit (which will be auctioned off for charity).
Surprisingly, Unico reacted pretty quickly to have the violence option update added via usb (for select titles) and the demo unit appears to be well received by the target 3/4 scale collectors and modding enthusiasts.
As a side note, Ben Herman mentioned that it would be possible to add more games beyond the 50 included games (giving some hope for shooter fans who were disappointed by the fighter heavy game list), but since then, Unico have let youtubers do the majority of the promotion and news sharing on this product so there has been no new announcements about the expansion capability.
I’m very curious to see how this unit does when released. I’m not really a fan of Arcade1Up, but they’ve definitely found a dedicated audience and high sales it seems.