Did you ever play The Addams Family pinball machine? I recall it as probably the best I’ve ever played. It was the highest selling pinball game ever with 20,270 units. Read that number again. Best selling ever. 20,270.
Standards of success vary across industries. Also, the modern market for pinball machines seems small.
Wikipedia calls it “the best selling pinball machine since the 1930s” (emphasis added), but the pinball machines of the 1930s were early pachinko machines, not what you would think of as pinball. The first pinball machine with flippers was made in 1947, so the early pinball machines were pure gambling games of chance. The Roger Sharpe‘s demonstration of pinball as a game of skill is a lovely comedy of errors that reached the right result by mostly luck. (The previous version I read said they switched machines due to technical problems, not suspicion of cheating.)