I would love to have something like this, but I'm running out of room as it is.
That's really the only reason I wouldn't consider this. The price is too good for what is there, and I highly suspect basically off the rack type everything with it outsourced probably from china like the iCade 60 etc boards. That alone would allow the price range of $400 to make sense at profitability. As it is after I got a month ago and rehabitated a multicade cocktail machine I have just no room at all. I'd be all over that Street Fighter II cabinet for that game alone, even the possibility of throwing other games that use up to 6 buttons at it as well with some tinkering makes it a very tasty option.
If you break this down it makes so much sense.
When I got my multicade cocktail it was missing one big key component, the modern wells and gardener 19" 5:4 ratio LCD screen that screws right into the thing and they run around $200 or so depending on the supplier. The cheapo board inside, the iCade itself either my 60 model or the newer with the 400ish on it they're around $40-50 out of China (+$10-20 bought direct in the US from a US seller.) If you figure what the usual costs of particle board, joystick panel board, the art and plastics, the price of arcade average quality sticks, buttons, and speakers run you can easily pop out even with a license a unit like this at the $400 range and still have a moderately decent profit off it. I'm using MY end pricing and it's still under what they're asking, and they'll get mass unit bulk part discounts to them and they're not assembling a damn thing other than throwing it into a box or set of boxes in a bigger box for ME to assemble. I wouldn't be surprised if they made a $100 on each one they sold before or after the licensing fees from Atari/Capcom.
As for me I'd be better off using my cocktail. I could easily replace the board inside there with the newer more stable multicade for $50~ with 400 some games, but then I'd have to also get a kit to have a SF2 style set of buttons for both sides too whatever that expense may be as i'm currently limited to 4 buttons now of which two of them are the 1P/2P start buttons as it is.