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Submitted by TimmyShire 879d ago | news

Wii U Sold Out Until March, 3 Million Sales By Christmas - Pachter

NowGamer: "Pachter offers his thoughts on the Wii U sales, and predicts a healthy launch for Nintendo." (Nintendo, Wii U)

Neonridr  +   879d ago | Well said
What a moron. "The Wii U will fail", "The Wii U is priced right", "I just don't get the Wii U and I don't think gamers will as well", "The Wii U had a healthy launch and now it will be sold out until March". I swear this guy flip-flops more than a fish out of water. I think he does this so that if the Wii U failed, he could proclaim the he all told us so. And if it succeeded, then he pretends like he saw it all along.

What an idiot.
TimmyShire  +   879d ago
I agree. I've seen a lot of comments from Pachter were he literally changes his opinion between sentences. Man's a fool.
aceitman  +   879d ago
There is hundreds on eBay and not really selling well. And stores have in stock.
Neonridr  +   879d ago
ebay is a poor sample pool considering people are all trying to sell them for like $800 bucks. And everywhere around me is sold out.
MegaLagann  +   879d ago
Black Friday is where the massacre will begin.
cee773  +   879d ago
Well eBay is supply and demand remember when ps3 launched they were selling upwards to 1000$ dollars on eBay because of the shortage there also multiple deaths and robberies rather it way launch or around the time it was pandamonium

But as far Wii U it will be fine there will be artificial shortages to stimulate sales that's the politics with new hardware and new hardware always sells out at launch but will it be able to keep up the momentum that is the question we'll just have to wait and see.
victoryscreeeeeech  +   879d ago
its selling well its just not sold out.
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Thepcz  +   879d ago
pachter is a troll
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HammadTheBeast  +   879d ago
Sadly, he gets paid for it.
dredgewalker  +   879d ago
It's really mind boggling that he has a job like this when he's so incompetent at it, kinda makes you wonder what kind of people are running this industry.
Knight_Crawler  +   879d ago
Calling Patch a moron is an insult to all morans.
ahronith  +   879d ago
If Wii U is sold out, then why do 2 Walmarts, Target and Best Buy have multiples of both versions just sitting on shelfs where I live ??? Here comes the fake hype Nintendo loves to create...
quantae06  +   879d ago
Really!? I need to go over there for when I buy my Wii U console. I only have AC3 for it, but I haven't bought the console yet due to $$ over-budgeting. Where I live at they are sold out & I'm not bulling. This man came in with his wife and said he looked all over the city and couldn't find one. He then went to Hastings, where they only had 2 left and he bought one. I'm sure someone got that last one. They are sold out at Gamestop, Walmart & Hastings where I stay at.
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Dailynch  +   879d ago
Maybe if Nintendo made more consoles for launch we wouldn't have to deal with this manufactured drought!
chadboban  +   879d ago
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't you say you weren't going to buy one anyway? And if so, why should you care about how much consoles are manufactured by Nintendo?
Summons75  +   879d ago
You do know manufacturing consoles cost money right? You do realize that there is never a guarantee that something will see right? You do know nintendo isn't stupid and won't over produce on the off chance that it won't sell right?

Welcome to the world of business. You have to guess how many to make to one not spend a lot until you regain some of the money spent and that if you don't sell well you don't have a warehouse full of things that nobody wants. Yeah it's a Nintendo product so it's guaranteed to sell like hotcakes but it is also a new system not many people know about, unsure if it is worth it and a new controller that is alien to people right now so a lot of people will hold on a purchase until they get to demo it, see it live in action, or know that there are games that will justify their purchase. Obviously the only thing someone in their shoes could do is guesstimate and hope that it's enough. They are selling the system at a loss so they can't produce too much and risk ruining themselves by gaining a debt they won't be able to get out of. Being sold out until March maybe over exaggerating a lot but it's look like the Wii launch again and finding a system will be hard for a long time.
MegaLagann  +   879d ago
That would be like if someone suggested we make more money to get out of the deficit. You can't just make more.
kneon  +   879d ago
Except that's essentially what many governments have been doing. And that is not going to end well.
chaos-lockheart  +   879d ago
There's still plenty of wii U's around my area
jbgamer  +   879d ago
Really where do you live, how about some photos from your phone showing the systems in the store? Yeah, the wii u IS SELLING OUT EVERY WHERE, COME ON ALL YOU FOLKS WHO SAY our stores have plenty of wii u's .. PROVE IT! WERE DO YOU LIVE SO WE CAN CALL THE STORES OUR SELVES, WHERE ARE THE CELL PHONE VIDEOS THAT SHOW THE WII U NOT SELLING..

WHAT ? NO PROOF? THEN STOP LYING AND GET THE HELL OVER IT.. THE WII U IS A SUCCESS!!! get over it!!!
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chaos-lockheart  +   879d ago
@jbgamer

Walmart and target, i don't need to prove anything, doesn't matter what you believe me or not, doesn't get me a free wii u
PrivateRyan  +   879d ago
Wii U will probably sell well, just as Wii did

I think it's the gaming experience it will/won't provide that people are questioning atm
WeAreLegion  +   879d ago
I took this picture this morning.

There are two in there.

http://imgur.com/QAdeX
WeAreLegion  +   879d ago
Also, check out my sweet shoes in the reflection.
beerkeg  +   879d ago
Wow, a whole two consoles that haven't sold. Yeah you're right, it definitely isn't selling very well.
Raccoon  +   879d ago
Where did he state that it wasnt selling very well?
MidnytRain  +   879d ago
bubbled down for paranoia and defensiveness
Neonridr  +   879d ago
Crow, at my local Walmart, they put empty boxes inside the display case. They even had to put a note on the outside saying that those weren't real Wii U boxes.

Not saying that is the case there, but just something to note.
WeAreLegion  +   879d ago
Oh, no. It's selling incredibly well. I was just showing you guys. ^_^ These were the actual consoles, by the way. Every other store in town is completely sold out, btw.
GuruStarr78  +   879d ago
Yeah, but who really wants the white version?

for $300 (versus 350 for the deluxe) you only get 8gb of memory, no stands and no game...

informed people would hold out and get the deluxe, where for only $50 more, you get a game, extra memory and all the stands and charger...

Although, I'd still be willing to bet that those two systems sitting there won't last the weekend..
CaptainYesterday  +   879d ago
So just today I realized I wanted a Wii U, something's wrong with my Wii so why not upgrade.
jakmckratos  +   879d ago
OH NO I CAN"T PLAY RAYMAN AND THE SAME SUPER MARIO BROS GAME UNTIL MARH..HOW WILL I LIVE!!!!

O wait that's right I have a ps3.
MNGamer-N  +   879d ago
Falllala la la la Trolloololol... its Like a christmas song
FinalomegaS  +   879d ago
trademark that before someone else does:)
aquamala  +   879d ago
In stock on GameStop right now

http://m.gamestop.com/catal...
chadboban  +   879d ago
Wasn't there news that they recently got more stock?
smokey_vols  +   879d ago
I saw one black and two of the white in stock at my local Walmart last night.
eferreira  +   879d ago
One is held for me right now but I'm not sure if I want it
GuruStarr78  +   879d ago
I think it all comes down to whether you really want to play New Super mario bros U...

besides that, Zombi U and Nintendoland, you can play pretty much every game for the wii u on an xbox or a ps3...

There's really no new games coming out for several months... I think pikmin 3 and rayman legends are set for march...

I bought a wii u, but I love Nintendo products.... otherwise... I would have waited..
eferreira  +   879d ago
only game that interest me is mario, I havent even finished the wii one yet
Nevers0ft  +   879d ago
I'll give it 48 hours before he contradicts himself in another interview. Why does the gaming press respect this buffoon so much, or is it simply because he talks a good headline?

It's starting to feel like Pachter is trolling us and getting paid in the process!
MegaLagann  +   879d ago
They don't respect him, they just report what he says so slightly annoyed people like you or me go onto their website to read whatever drivel he said now and get sweet, sweet ad revenue.
Tzuno  +   879d ago
Who the one that predicted that Wii U will fail? Are people still buying crap from Tv and internet? Wake up Biatches.
Jek_Porkins  +   879d ago
This guy is a fool, but people still always pay attention to him for some reason. It's like on the news when they always try and scare people into believing there's gonna be $8 gallons of gas, been hearing that every year for the past 3 years.
monkey602  +   879d ago
My store has a grand total of 1 preordered! it had 2 but i cancelled mine. Meanwhile I sell 4 or 5 xboxs and ps3s per day. The interest in the WiiU is just not here. It'll take a lot of momentum to build its sales in ireland
izumo_lee  +   879d ago
I have never seen an 'analyst' that does more side-stepping in regards to the stuff he writes about than Michael Pachter.

It's gonna fail, It's gonna be successful, Nintendo is doing things wrong, Nintendo does everything right, blah blah blah blah blah.....seriously think before you speak.
BitbyDeath  +   879d ago
Patcher should be banned from N4G.
Guy is a joke.
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PopRocks359  +   879d ago
To be fair he's not really on N4G. People just post articles about the stuff he says on occasion.
BitbyDeath  +   879d ago
Yea, i know. Hip Hop Gamer has been banned though so same should be able to apply to this clown as well.... IMO
GraveLord  +   879d ago
It's actually in stock at Gamestop right now....online of all places. I'm sure you can find some in stores as well.

If Wii U was really in such high demand, these new shipments would have sold out within minutes.(Wii U was restocked last night at Gamestop.com)
wiiulee  +   879d ago
since when did nintendo higher that clown to claim wiiu will be out of stock until march and that only 3 million will sell......as usual patcher is trying to push people away from buying wiiu by saying system will be out of stock..that hater and haters like him
tiffac008  +   879d ago
I enjoy it when so-called journalist and analyst flip flops because the console they deemed to be doomed wasn't doomed at all.

This just shows you how resilient this industry is even with all the negativity being thrown around.
josephayal  +   879d ago
I'm not convinced I want to pay $380 to keep playing super mario, I'm buying WiiU for Zelda,DK,Mario ''galaxy'' F-zero etc etc

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