Snap’s new flying camera, the $230 Pixy drone, went on sale last week, but initial buyers were told to wait three months to actually get the gadget. We now think the company didn’t make enough, as Snap has extended the delivery time of the Pixy to four whole months, according to the drone’s website.
Does this mean the Pixy is selling well? It’s possible, but it seems more likely that Snap didn’t make that many in the beginning. In the past, Snap lost nearly $40 million when it made too many eyewear, but Snap CEO Evan Spiegel suggested The edge before the launch of Pixy, Snap underestimated how many Pixys it needed and made it A few This time. “Honestly, in hindsight, we probably should have made more,” Spiegel told us.
As a result, people who bought the Pixy drone will have to wait. Even the very first people who bought the Pixy on day one won’t see their drone for weeks, Snap spokesman Chloe Keusder confirmed in an email.
That shouldn’t come as a surprise to buyers: Snap’s website always showed an 11 to 12 week shipping window on its launch date, April 28. But if you buy one today, you now have a longer waiting time of 15 to 16 weeks. Snap doesn’t wait for orders before making each drone, though; the Pixy is not made to order, says Keusder The edge† So there is at least a small supply somewhere, one that will take several months to get to your door.
How small? Snap refused to tell us how many drones it has made. So we can’t really guess how popular the Pixy could be.