- Mar 30, 2010
Why would the first batch be 200? If the preorder queue freezes where it is up until the release date (as unlikely as that is), the first batch will be 500 units, with the next batch following on shortly. If we can build up to 950 preorders (just another 158 preorders) then the first batch will be 1000 units.
I guess ED and his team might only be able to build a few dozen Pyras each day (though hopefully it'll be much quicker to put together than the Pandora was), so it won't be 500+ units in the mail on day one, but they should all go out within a month if my estimation is correct.
I just assumed there would be some kind of teething issues, so that ED does 200 units in the first run, rather than a full 500. (To limit financial exposure for defects) Of course it could be that all the parts are available, and there is no unexpected hiccups with new memory configuration or case issues etc, and it all just goes perfectly.