Quoted from Wakky:
How do you know kiss isn't getting another run?? They are still being made right now ....
Distributor sales have slowed down significantly after initial release. Primary stock remains stagnant. LE and Premium sales have stalled. Orders are trickling from other parts of the world. Annual fiscal year cost raises did not help matters. Seqsequent title sales continue to outpace this machine. Secondary market of machines indicates potential increases of private sales, but this is speculative until additional market data is recorded.
These points coupled with other industry indicators based on experience and professional discussions.
These are the realities of pinball production.
This is how production determinations are made.
We are nearing what is called the "odds and evens" point.
Unless Stern does something to significantly update the ruleset and game code along with game reliability, thereby increasing its popularity, this assesment is certain.
Many collectors would still prefer to own the original Bally game, as it is more collectible right now overall, but only time will tell if this holds true in the long run.