Quoted from CrazyLevi:
Yeah, see there you go again. "I'm not saying a game can be $4,000. I'm just saying it can be!"
A game CANNOT be done that cheap. Thunderbirds was $4,000 like five years ago, and it was a total piece of shit. And now the same company is selling a game for twice that. I wonder if maybe they realized they couldn't actually sell pinball machines for $4,000?
Stern released another terrible "no frills" game in 2015, Juicy Melons, for $4500. Seven years ago.
A pinball machine company, in 2022, cannot design, produce, and mass manufacture a full-size, commercial pinball machine for $4,000 and stay in business.
If you believe otherwise, you are simply delusional.
You like to make things up, don't you? Never said that quote. Nor did I specifically say a number. And since it was done, well, what's the point you are trying to make? Things that happened didn't?
And since you already pointed out that you don't have the numbers on costs, it also means you have no clue what can be done. None.
Yeah, Thunderbirds was a total piece of shit ONLY because the layout was poor. Not that it wasn't solidly built. Not because of the price point. Merely a poor layout, and that's ALL that kept it from doing well according to those who tried it.
I'm not the one saying A) we don't have the data, but B) I know the data and it cannot be done.