It might not matter for the long term profitability of the company, but it definitely matters to me. I've been giving the technical side of this product some thought lately. At the risk of over-simplifying it, the MOJO really is just a smart phone minus a touch screen. There is no need to reinvent the wheel here. The bluetooth technology isn't new. Porting digital input/output to an HTML port vs a touchscreen/keyboard/speaker doesn't require any new technology. The only signigicantly new development here is the reduction in lag time IMO. That I will admit is key to the console/wireless controller combo being successful. If that is an issue, I would imagine that it would be on the CNTLR side of the interface, and if that's the case, bundle the first gen of MOJO with a USB or other wired controller and get it on the shelf while that problem is being solved. Every report I read today about Amazon came from the same source, and that source said an Amazon android console was a rumor. Same as the rumored Google android console. In any event, there is a big advantage to being first to market the first "open garden" console. Every unit sold by somebody else will be one unit not sold by MCZ. Get 'er done!
My post about it not being critical was focused on the current stock price.....that is, on whether meeting the release date goal is critical to avoiding MCZ's price dropping harshly from where it stands now. IMO, your post is unintentionally feeding the debate that MCZ's current share price is dependent on a timely release.
Every true investor here is in agreement that getting the mojo out sooner than later is desirable. I mean, that's a given.
The ever-present, non-investor naysayers here want us to believe that the current share price does not reflect a potential delay in mojo. Well, it's my opinion that the current share price reflects a failure of mojo altogether. With a new console generation, I believe MCZ's situation will improve anyway.....at least enough to support a level of operations to support a .60 per share price tag. Again, I think you are making a point (very well, by the way) that all longs agree with, but at the same time, you are getting pulled into making a case that does not need to be made at all.....IMO, you are garnering the nods of those who are saying that MCZ does not deserve to have a .60 share price if mojo is late.
Well, I believe if mojo is late, the fact we have little institutional support among other factors might allow MCZ's price to unfairly languish a bit longer and MCZ might miss out on some future performance benefits due to delinquency effects. I also believe the price is discounted more than enough right now for that possibility. That's my point. The reward side remains....not the risk when it comes to stock price.
Finally, Darren said in the CC he's going for it aggressively...so he knows what's at stake in terms of gaining maximum benefit to the company, IMO.