Space Invaders advance on the US

For the 25th anniversary of “Space Invaders,” Taito is planning to sell new console arcade machines featuring the classic.

It aims to sell 10,000 arcade machines in the US, though they will not come cheap. The machine comes with a price tag of $2,772.

Retro gaming is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance with classic titles like Pac Man and Asteroids appearing on mobile phones.

Is it me, or is including a version of a classic game on a phone or PDA just slightly different than charging almost $3000 for a machine that must be put somewhere, then charging folks 50 cents (according to this GameSpot story) to play?

I mean, why not just go MAME?