The Force is wrong with this one.
Quoted from Thunderbird:
SWHE looks like an awesome playing table with lots of features for a much more reasonable price point. Why all the complaining??? What’s good for Stern is good for this hobby. Stream yesterday showed a fun table with great coding at a street price point of only $3999, which will move thousands of tables, IMO. It’s a winner in anyone’s book. Stern still makes more complex tables for Pinsiders, so no worries.
I can see two possible outcomes and how they can affect Pinsiders in the long run:
1. It's wildly successful and Stern decides to incorporate some of the cost cutting measures (i.e. paperclip ball lock) into future cornerstone pins.
2. It's horribly disastrous and Stern decides to off set some of the losses by inching up prices on cornerstone pins.
I'm not trying to bash Stern. I'm just pointing out how business decisions for one product line can have direct connections on another produce line.
Quoted from ZenTron:
Have you seen the stream? How can it be horribly disastrous, it looked fun, i think it will sell. People a lot smarter than me (Disney/Stern) must think so too.
The cost cutting thing is just speculation. For cornerstone titles that are made for commercial use you have to engineer parts/mechs to withstand lots more use than a home use game so that doesn't make sense to me.
I'm not saying it will be disastrous, but there are things that could block a successful sales campaign.
Rejection of the price point, excessive mechanical failures, lack of proper field support etc..
I don't think Cost cutting is speculative ...
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