MetalGearSolid vs. Space Invaders

A Space Invaders Machine

We were wandering through Bic Camera at their annex shop in Yurakucho (was Sofmap) and at the entrance was a pretty authentic looking Space Invaders machine, and inside, a life size Solid Snake statue next to the rolling video demo of the Playstation 3 game which has been doing the rounds since E3. Of course, many customers looked, then wandered past to the games section. I wonder how many Japanese will shell out over 60,000yen for the basic Playstation 3?

A potentially original Space Invaders cabinet?
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