Quoted from Goronic:
You may be right. But I will go ahead and just say it. I don't care if I get downvotes or not (my upvote to downvote ratio may take a hit).
The loudest critics for not building more of a pin, be it POTC or TRON or whatever, come from people that already own the machine. And no offense to you Rdoyle1978 or Rarehero (both of which I tend to agree with on most things), but it sure seems that way to me.
There's a big difference between not wanting more of a machine to get made and just laying out the factual reasons for why more of them probably won't be made. It's really not fair to characterize Rdoyle1978's post as trying to keep a value high when he's just listing the facts that add up to a pretty logical conclusion for why more won't be made.
I think POTC owners are much more clear-eyed and realistic as to what the facts of the situation are for how this game has been viewed and handled by JJP vs. the rose-colored and wishful thinking glasses other people look through when thinking they should make more of them.
It's easy to just simply think, "they should make more because they could probably sell them for $X." But JJP as a business has to look at all the facts involved like what price would they have to sell them at to make an equivalent return vs. running a different/higher margin title, and how many they think they could sell at that price. They have to look at things like how difficult and costly would it be to get parts for a relatively low volume run of the machines (vs. say a bigger bulk parts order for 5K GNR machines), and how much would it cost and what would the time interruption to the factory be for setting up widebody production when the factory is currently set for standard body? And that's not even factoring in licensing which, let's be honest, I'm guessing nobody (or at most maybe a very few) on this forum really has any actual knowledge of what the licensing terms were for the machine.
For the company to produce something, it isn't nearly as simple as just thinking "We could probably sell some more POTC's for $X. We should make them."
I'm sure plenty of owners (myself included) wouldn't mind seeing them make more so spare parts might be more readily available if they're needed at some point in the future. But the fact is the people at JJP have said their factory is set up for standard bodies and it would be a big cost and time effort to change it to run widebodies. That alone makes it sound like the chance of more POTC is pretty low and the statement comes straight from JJP.