Quoted from Thunderbird:
Keith is 100% right about no demand and also LTG is on the money. I was sitting in a room full of people in Oz, with Jack speaking about the new POTC. He was throwing out plastic pirate coins and drumming up sales for POTC, with slide show etc. People were there to look at and consider buying POTC. I was one of those people. I played POTC along with the many other games at the pinball show. Jack asked during the meeting and near the end of his presentation, if he could see could see by a raise of hands how many of us were going to buy POTC? Only 1 person raised their hand and I think one other person did also actually buy one at the show.
There was almost no demand, even with POTC on the floor and people playing the heck out of it, for a test run. The real issue was, no one wanted to buy a game they knew would lose big money in the secondary market, because of all the issues surrounding POTC. I was heavily debating between POTC and Dialed In. I left the show buying Dialed In.
With few POTCs ever produced demand is naturally higher, with FOMO coming into play and some collectors wanting a game few have. Start making more and watch prices and demand come down again, as they were in the beginning. Looking back, wished I’d purchased POTC, instead and could have sold it for more, because of the very low numbers actually produced. Lol
Why would a company act in such a childish way?
If you invent the wheel, and there is no demand, should you refuse to make wheel when cars are beeing produced, just because initial demand was low?
That's just stupid, and most likely bad. Buissness.
If they are unsure, just make potential customers commit, and if the demand is high enough, just start production.
If they feel lines are filled with other high demand products, vault it when between products.
If it's part of a choice not ever making more wide-bodies ever....
Well, imo that's a really poor choice and their loss.