I guess my primary point was that I'm confused why the manufacturers would invest in a potentially money losing proposition.
AHH, but it is good buisness... These aren't upstarts putting all of their eggs in one basket for hopes of sucess.... They have been around for years and have the money to spare... besides if they enter into developement of a new product and it actually causes a loss in profits that loss can be written off on their taxes!!!! So they simply cannot loose, it really isn't that big of a gamble and these two companies are banking on a world market, not just a local one!!