Rossi Reports Close to 400k Ecat SKLep Preorders (UPDATE: Now 500k)

UPDATE: Today (Jan 2, 2022), Andrea Rossi made this comment on the JONP:

Andrea Rossi
January 2, 2022 at 10:06 AM
Dear Readers:
Today we reached 500000 ( fivehunderethousand ) units ordered of the Ecat SKLep.
Warm Regards,

There is a new comment today on the Journal of Nuclear Physics from Andrea Rossi regarding the number of pre-orders placed for the Ecat SKLep:

December 30, 2021 at 8:06 AM
Dear Dr Rossi,
Can you update us about how many units of the Ecat SKLep have been ordered within 2021 ?
Silent Majority Guy

Andrea Rossi
December 30, 2021 at 9:42 AM
We are close to 400000 units ordered, as for today.
Warm Regards,

Just a couple of days ago he had reported being at close to 300,000 units, so this is quite a significant increase.

Rossi was asked yesterday by one reader whether it was really necessary to hit the million mark before going into production:

Dear Dr. Rossi,
What is the minimum threshold to start production of eCats? If for example you reach 800k orders and the orders more or less stop what will you do? Do you throw everything away and give up to sell your project?

I can’t believe it…

His reply: “Obviously good sense will be applied.”