They always knew the Pi2 would sell big, and cannibalize sales of the now lower end devices. But there was always the desire to ensure supply of older devices was maintained as lots of people use them commercially.gregeric wrote:It's a difficult game to play, but here goes anyhow: I would say it seems they underestimated the popularity of the Pi2 & how it hit would hit the sales of the single core products. A nice problem to have in a business sense. Altenatively: they were committed to their promise of not deprecating existing products.
Any supply problems were caused by lack of manufacturing capacity rather than incorrect predictions - the Sony factory can only make so many a day!!