Its an age old question: Pinball Machine or Arcade Game?
Its a tough a call! The majority of us are not lucky enough to have the money and / or the space for both. If you do, consider yourself one of the lucky ones.
Obviously they are two different kinds of machines that have a very different fan base. Generally, but certainly not all the time, arcade machines tend to have a younger following than their pinball counterparts.
But the most important thing to remember is what goes well with the machines. How does the game fit the decor of your home.
For instance, arcade games tend to go really well with a room that has more of a college atmosphere. You should college banners as well as ping pong table, big screen tv, etc ..
Pinball machines have a more sophisticated (for a lack of a better word) vibe. They give that impression of a stylish bachelor pad. Perfect for a game room with darts, billiard tables, etc ..
Pinball machines can also work perfectly with the decor of the home. For instance if you put an arcade game in the hall or living room they would tend to stick out like a sore thumb. Meanwhile pinball machines can work under the right circumstances.
I don't care who you are. Seeing an old pinball machine from the 1950s in someone's house just adds an element of "cool". Just like an antique that's hanging on the wall, it really adds a lot of charm to the presentation of a home.