Asus had to apologize for selling too many ROG Phone 2s
It only took 73 seconds to sell out.
Gamer phones may not be that niche after all, with Asus having to apologize to Chinese fans for not being able to get their hands on one of the new ROG Phone 2s.
That’s because the initial stocks sold out in under two minutes after going on sale in China. Pretty good for a device that retails for 5,999 yuan (roughly $873 USD).
Gamer phones like the ROG Phone 2 are a hot commodity, apparently
We’ve seen companies such as Xiaomi tout selling tens or hundreds of thousands of phones in minutes. Still, gaming phones are a niche item, so selling this many so quickly is quite a feat. Maybe it’s the first sign of gaming phones becoming more mainstream, as gaming becomes ever more mainstream.
- It took 73 seconds for the initial stock of 10,000 ROG Phone 2 devices to get sold
- The ROG Phone 2 has the most powerful phone CPU ever, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
- Asus took to its official Weibo page to apologize to customers who missed out on the first flash sale (Gizchina)
Can Asus get enough stock to fulfill the 2.5 million reservations from mobile gamers? Is this marketing hype at work, creating artificial scarcity or early release dates so the hype keeps building? And is that a ROG Phone 2 in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
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