Triotech’s Storm VR reports success despite “turbulent” conditions
The UK distribution of Triotech’s new Storm™ was halted earlier this year, however, once clearance was finally given for the amusement sector to open, the immersive VR coin-op ride simulator was issued out to its first recipient at Butlins Bognor Regis Resort. According to the company, the takings have been impressive even for a pre-Covid world, despite reduced capacities within the venue.
“Since taking delivery in late July this title really has gone down a storm, early revenue has been very strong on par with the other market leading coin-op VR product. We operate a manned environment which is fully Covid-secure, and feedback from guests has been extremely positive to date both in terms of hygiene and gameplay,” said Trevor Sutton, Leisure Equipment Controller for Namco UK Ltd.
Storm™ has held the number one weekly spot for VR income in Bognor for the majority of weeks since its install. Its performance has not negatively affected the income of any other VR machine – overall a positive addition to the site’s revenue.
Hollywood Bowl in Crawley also installed the attractions, and is reportedly now deciding on locations to invest in further units. Matt Bradley, VR Project Manager for Bandai Namco Amusement Europe, commented: “Storm™ has caused quite the surge at Crawley, grandly landing as its top earning machine. It acts as real assurance for the LBVR market that despite the current climate, the right machine in the right location will retain its profitability. Definitely a welcomed asset to our machine sales range.”