Quoted from PtownPin:
Although I think its BS that they locked out their distribution channel on the CE's in the end greed is good for any company. This is the new JJP, and its about making a great product and maximizing profit....nothing wrong with that. Now we all know what to do if your interested in their next CE. Jump on their website and wait until you can put one in your shopping cart and buy it....u have to assume none will go to distributors in the future.
Problem in the future will be when JJP calls a distributor to do them a favor and fix a game that was sold direct. I could see many distributors telling JJP no more doing warranty fixes for free on direct sold machines. When you screw over your distributors AKA the people who service and fix your machines, probably won't end well i'm thinking.