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Analyst Says Nintendo's Wii U Will Sell Out Through March, but May Falter Afterward

minyanville.com: On November 18, Nintendo (PINK:NTDOY) became the first of three major video game console manufacturers to launch its next generation system, the Wii U. Nintendo is no doubt enjoying the benefits of the early release as the console quickly sold out in America, and analysts such as WedBush Securities' Michael Pachter, believe that it will continue to do so until around March 2013. However, after the Wii U’s launch hype ends, Pachter believes that Nintendo will not be able to maintain relevance in the market.

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nrvalleytime1326d ago

In other news - analysts analyze analysis. I wonder how much personal stock any major companies actually put into people like Pachter. He just seems irrelevant.

playnextgames1326d ago

I want more analyst talk. It will be good for my podcast. Pachter is the biggest goofball and my number one entertainment clown.

darthv721326d ago (Edited 1326d ago )

who bought the wii-u at launch are lucky to break even when selling the unit on places like craig list.

The average price i see is $380 for the deluxe and $325 for the basic. Nowhere near the crazy amounts profiteers were getting for the wii when it launched or the ps3/360 back in the day.

While the wii-u isnt sold out everywhere, it is sold out in places. Not to mention that the deluxe model is harder to find but the basic is more common.

playnextgames1326d ago

I never replied to this comment. The original comment was deleted and placed under this comment.

keabrown791326d ago

Again, this is incorrect as it's not even sold out now.

jmc88881326d ago

Just like the 360 and PS3 when they launched.

I found mine 3 days and 5 days after xmas *in that order*, respectively.

cee7731326d ago

There were actual murders for ps3 when it launched as well it being sold for over $1000 on eBay when it launched it was pandemonium when ps3 launched it was a big deal in 06

darthv721326d ago

does not mean everywhere but there are some places that dont have them. So it is partially correct depending on where you are.

Now, the other day I was at walmart and they had the 8gb units. i got to talking with a couple of the employees and was telling them about how it can play all existing wii games and use all existing wii accessories and they didnt even know that.

Most of the problems with retail is the lack of information even on the most basic of levels. A game store would obviously be more up to date with the products they are selling. A place like target, walmart or other retail chains....not so much.

they may have a few people here and there that know this stuff but when you talk to reps in those departments and they dont know...houston, we have a problem.

nintendo has a big marketing angle they can push but it takes the cooperation of the retail employees to help make it happen. Basically all they have to do is tell the customers that all the games they see that are wii games can also be played on the wii-u.

It effectively adds another 200+ retail titles to the library of games the wii-u can play. We know that the sales of the wii have dropped considerably. So why not take that opportunity to convince those who bought the wii into getting the wii-u? I mean it was certainly a selling point for sony with the ps2 and being able to play the hundreds of ps1 games.

The wii-u is the more ideal seller than the wii if it is promoted as able to play wii and wii-u games. Just like the 3ds is the more ideal seller than the ds because it plays ds and 3ds games.

keabrown791326d ago

I got a WiiU and I rather enjoy it, I did a crazy thing and got it because I wanted to play Nintendo games in high def. I'm guessing that is what other people are going to do as well.

Wolfbiker1326d ago

Seriously.... does anyone care?

delboy1326d ago

But but Nintendo is doomed,lol
Nintendo will never ever go bankrupt,or go to software only.
They have great games and huge and loyal fan base,which will buy N games and N Consoles,till the end of time.

TheUndertaker851326d ago

Sega fans said the same thing back in the day. We all know how that went.

PopRocks3591326d ago

The difference there is Nintendo never released a failure platform aside from the Virtual Boy. You can't really argue that they don't see a market in releasing hardware because their hardware almost always makes a profit.

TheUndertaker851325d ago

@PopRocks359: And again I state, Sega fans said the same thing back in the day

I'm sure Atari felt much the same way.

You can't argue that Nintendo will always be successful because they were in the past.

Banks can go bankrupt. Governments can go bankrupt. Nintendo isn't an exception just because it's Nintendo.

Starbucks_Fan1326d ago

It should be easy to find soon. Saw 4 of them at my local Best Buy last night

inStereo1326d ago

Saw 4 was a terrible movie. :P

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