Razer CEO on Blade Delay: We’re ‘Terrible’ at Anticipating Product Demand

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benvoliothefirst

I'm genuinely surprised and pleased just to see someone taking the blame in this day and age. Good for him.

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Sir Hobbes3

Couldn't they just announce a product, put it up for pre-order, and if they see that tons of people are pre-ordering, don't announce a release date that's too close to a point where you will not be able to manufacture enough of the product to meet the demand? I'm no corporate expert but this seems like a simple problem, a lot simpler compared to say your servers not being able to handle all the traffic that is coming from a certain new, highly anticipated game that you just released. (not hinting at any certain publisher here but there are two that come to mind, one very very recent.)

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LatiosXT

If you don't have a release date, then honestly what's the point of pre-ordering? There were plenty of products out there that had pre-orders with no release date that ended up being vaporware.

In all honesty, it's better to release a product with too few supply. A product that exists on the market means people know it actually exists, instead of on paper.

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vrmlbasic

I thought that we derided GPU launches that happened with too few units in supply as being "paper launches" here.

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LatiosXT

The fact that it exists on the market means more than just "hey, we have a product. It may get released soon."