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(Topic ID: 274187)

How much do the manufacturers read Pinside threads?

By Charlemagne1987

81 days ago

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  • Latest reply 81 days ago by phil-lee
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    Topic poll

    “How often do you think the major manufacturers read Pinside posts?”

    • Regularly to keep a finger on the pulse of their consumer base 15 votes
    • Now and then when they want to have a good laugh 7 votes
    • Hardly ever because they think Pinside rants are nothing but useless prattle 14 votes

    (36 votes)

    #1 81 days ago

    As I read the threads I find most interesting - particularly those speculating on when new games will come out and what those games will be - I find myself wondering if the manufacturers also read these posts. I know American Pinball does. I believe Spooky does as well. But what about the others? And if they do, how much does it affect what they're doing with their games (designing, marketing, etc.)? And how much does it affect what games they decide to make and when they will release their games?

    #2 81 days ago

    Less than some here think but more than they care to admit.

    #3 81 days ago

    Like any industry I’m sure they want to understand their customers likes and dislikes. That feedback undoubtedly goes into their thought process for the next game, features or whatever. But much their also in the loop on new tech being developed where customer feedback doesn’t really apply.

    I doubt anyone is hanging around when things turn overly negative. Not much use wading through post that are no longer constructive.

    #4 81 days ago

    Assume they read everything you post. You’d be surprised.

    #5 81 days ago

    Pinside is customer feedback , nothing more
    none of them are going to change their business model based solely on a pinside post

    #6 81 days ago

    Pinside dictionary word of the day=prattle

    #7 81 days ago

    I’d be shocked if it wasn’t like their main source of customer insight. If I worked for stern marketing I’d be here every day.

    #8 81 days ago

    More than they should. Almost all of the "advice" they get here is bad.

    #9 81 days ago

    If they did I doubt many of the clunkers recently produced would have seen the light

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