on the flip side, Korg still has a chance to completely "miss the opportunity on the MS-20 Mini."
it's not out yet and it's not too late to mess up on supply and production. they can still drop the ball. all it takes is a big mistake or a marketing push by another company and even the MS-20 can be completely overshadowed.
any number of companies have the ability to push even the MS-20 completely off the road in the next few months. Moog, Elektron, Nord, Roland, heck even Buchla (although it is highly unlikely).
depending on the quality of the MS-20 and how it is received by the public (as soon as they get their hands on it), it may not be a sure thing. you never know.
some other ideas that could throw off Korg:
1. Arturia to follow up with a suite of accessories to build around a complete "Minibrute system" (and ramp up production and re-marketing of the Minibrute as "better" than the MS-20), thereby stealing potential MS-20 buyers.
2. Nord to venture into hardware modular collaboration (better than MS-20 semi-modular).
3. Roland, Yamaha, or Moog to venture into eurorack (also better than MS-20 semi-modular).
4. Roland to release a single Jupiter 8 voice similar to Dark Energy or 808 series eurorack (the only thing more earth shaking than a new MS-20 is a new Jup-8 or 808).
5. Access Virus to venture into new, innovative controllers that can leverage the Virus TI series (backwards compatible).
6. Ableton Live to collaborate with a hardware company on a new, affordable product in the price range of $500 and under.