During IAAPA in November, Namco USA Inc. (NUSA) announced it would be greatly expanding its amusement operations in North America under the iconic brand name PAC-MAN. NUSA’s parent company, Bandai Namco Group, said it is committed to expansion in three key global markets over the next 10 years: China, India and North America.
Directly managed locations by NUSA will continue to develop, scale and expand, with locations like Pac-Man Zone, Pac-Man Café and Pac-Man Entertainment continuing to pop up nationwide. President and CEO, Kiyoshi Saito, stated, “Over the past few months, we have evolved our full-scale restaurant and entertainment center in Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, Ill., from Level 257 to Pac-Man Entertainment. It is only natural that we expand on this change and embrace it across our operations.”