Quoted from Ilushka85:
So lets say they had two killer games... on par with a stern pro... and at the current pricing model that would put them at 9.9k for the machine and 1 game and 2.5k for game 2. Does that become a good enough deal knowing more stuff will come out ?
But, do we know for sure more good stuff will come out? It's not like a nintendo or PS4 where there are hundreds of dev studios chomping at the bit to release stuff. Maybe if multimorphic could give some visibility into games that are coming down the pipeline from other devs?
You've also upped the game a little by saying $10k for the platform and game 1, and an additional $2.5k for game 2. That brings us up to $12.5k. There are people who won't blink an eye at that, but even $10k is too high of an entry point for a guy like me. I'm stretching and saving my budgeted "fun money" for 2 years to just make a Stern Pro happen.
Guardians was a no-brainer for my family. We love Marvel and especially the Guardians of the Galaxy. Buying something this expensive ($5k+) is an event for my wife and kids too, not just for me.
Again, I am not trying to disparage multimorphic, because I think they have some real-world limits in place like funding and are trying to make it work with what they have. They've done that in a very commendable way. They are shipping machines and don't seem to have a ton of problems with them, which is vastly better than some of the other pinball companies that have popped up. Look at Thunderbirds. I'd certainly buy a P3 before I bought a Thunderbirds, but the problem is there are a dozen games that I have yet to own, that I could buy for half the price of a P3 or less.
I sincerely hope to see some killer apps on the P3 platform.
Maybe partner up with someone like PPS and do a re-release of a williams game on the P3, similar to the way BoP 2.0 was done, but better. Find a game everyone loves that can be improved with the ball tracking LCD and go that route maybe?