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Submitted by donniebaseball 934d ago | news

Pachter: Nintendo weakness contributes to 11% decline in December

The analyst's forecast also puts the blame on "gamer fatigue", noting a 20% decline in Call of Duty sales (Industry, Nintendo, Wii U)

Tctczach  +   934d ago
Am I the only person who hates this guy?
ritsuka666  +   934d ago
Nope.Anyway,seriously N4G? Do you have to post articles about Pachter whenever he mentions Nintendo? These articles don't even matter to us anymore, we no longer care what this idiot thinks about Nintendo.
DA_SHREDDER  +   934d ago
I think he's alright for an older cat.
Baka-akaB  +   934d ago
er we've seen this idiot trolls on many things not Nintendo et usually always get his silly comments .
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specsmatter  +   934d ago
Ummm they post his articles no matter who he talks about. Ive seen plenty of Sony ones through the years talking crap. Their is no conspiracy theory here buddy it isnt that serious lol
PygmelionHunter  +   934d ago
Actually, I don't take him seriously, so his crazy statements seem all the more hilarious to me.
1upgamer99  +   934d ago
I think this guy is an IDIOT. This year I noticed that The Ipad and Ipad Mini were being bought for like 10 year old's and up this year. I would say that mom and dad had a choice to make on big ticket items this year more than any other. The Xbox sold the most systems this year, but it was also cheaper than PS3 or Wii U. Wii sold way more systems than I would have thought it would. My best guess was it was all about the money. If PS4, 720, and Wii U had launched this year at the exact same time I am curious to know which would have sold more. I would have bought Wii U, and put PS4 on hold, till I could reboot my wallet( I would have wanted both). As far as the attachment rate, I bought the Deluxe Wii U, pro-controller, Zombi U. The total was $460. That was allot of money to pop at one time. It was worth it for sure, but still steep. I would have bought BOPS2 as well but I picked it up for my PS3 the week before Wii U launch. I did the same for Assassins Creed 3. I wish I would have waited and picked up BOPS2 for Wii U though. I rented it for Wii U to check it out and the gamepad makes it a better choice, especially if you have a friend over. I will be picking up Alien Colonial next month for Wii U, as Gearbox says it is the best version and the gamepad fits the game better than any other controller.
http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
http://www.escapistmagazine...
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GenericNameHere  +   934d ago
Actually, the 3DS did. If home consoles, the PS3 outsold the Xbox 360 by around 1 Mil
miyamoto  +   933d ago
but the thing is more people who drive industry decisions listen to Pachter than you
3-4-5  +   934d ago
The more I see/ hear/ read of him the more I dislike his opinions.

He never owns up to being wrong.

There is never a monthly follow through where he points out all the WRONG guesses he made.
jlafount  +   933d ago
Nope
user3915800  +   933d ago
Nope. Hes probably the only statistic analyst I know that is so forward thinking without having done his asessment. I most admit, I do agree with him on this one, thw WII-U will be a system that will sale the least of the top 3 gaming devices, due to its high price for a low spec system, current gen can do what wii can although graphics wii will have a slight edge, but cpu its the worst of the 3, incredibly slow. I knew from the start what will happened after seeing it on ebay with no sales unless it was for same price or below from regular consumer product. I bought one and it was a christmas gift, the pad its huge and well not kid friendly, so its been sitting around. I see it a a failure, but its too early to call it the dooms dreamcast to be since they already shipped over 2m already, problem is they are everywhere and I dont see many people having the hots for it.
Theyellowflash30  +   933d ago
High price? Its $299 at launch.... A 360 with Kinect is the same price. And who says the Wii U will not get a price cut in its future.

And sorry, your premature assumption of how the Wii U will do is based on its launch? Yeah I guess the PS3,360, and 3DS are failures then. The Wii U has outsold the PS3 and 360 at their respective launches. And this is before a new 3D mario, Mario Kart, Smash Bros, Animal Crossing, Pokemon, Donkey Kong, or any of Nintendo's other Main franchises.
animegamingnerd  +   933d ago
i don't hate him as a person but i hate what he says and gets payed for it
otherZinc  +   933d ago
He's right. The Wii U is doing nothing, nothing at all.

There are Wii U's at every store that sold them. I live in a Chicago-land area & its an area that has very large midnight launches for all systems and big games. Every Wal-mart, Target, Toysrus, Meijer, Best Buy, GameStop, Sears, everyone that sells Wii U's have them to sell...and its a bunch!

The only thing he needed to clarify is his Halo 4 sales comments. How many units did he think were going to sell? M$ sold close to 5million units of Halo 4, how many did he think was going to sell?

For those of you that think the Wii U sold great, your head is in the sand.
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ZeekQuattro  +   933d ago
With that logic Sony and Microsoft need to shutter their doors. Everywhere I go I see various versions of the PS3 and 360's lining the shelves. Its like the big 3 want their consoles readily available to be purchased or something. I mean what company does that?
Nevers0ft  +   933d ago
Nope... His mother even tried to choke him with the umbilical cord.
PygmelionHunter  +   934d ago
pfft, ok, now he is starting to sound like your typical 1 bubble troll on N4G, really Pachter?

@Droid Control
Hmm, bold statement with nothing relevant to back up your claim, just like Pachter's work. Thanks for proving my point, man!
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Droid Control  +   934d ago
Why does he keep saying the 720 won't launch until 2014? lol

The entire world knows the 720 is coming out this year. Except this guy...
360ICE  +   934d ago
I'd be careful with that one.
Campy da Camper  +   933d ago
Source? I'm not hoping it doesn't but I have seen zero credible Microsoft reports of a guaranteed 2013 launch date.
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a_adji  +   934d ago
How does Pacher lol come to such a conclusion?

Also, I think he is a sad old man who wants publicity so just barks for attention. Look at his reason and excuse for game of the year and wii HD. The guy is a clown.
Kingofwiiu  +   934d ago
The 3DS and wiiu have been selling fine even the wii and the DS sold fine. nobody even cares what this guy has to say anymore....
LOL_WUT  +   934d ago
If nobody cared then why are you commenting on here? Yea, thought so... ;)
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Kingofwiiu  +   934d ago
I was commenting to say I don't care about this guy... And I always will. Read headline , write offensive comment and leave....
Phil32  +   934d ago
Something tells me if Nintendo had died 8,000 years ago, this guy would STILL find a way to blame the company for something today.
1upgamer99  +   934d ago
Oooppss..It was just pointed out to me PS3 sold more than Xbox360 this holiday season...I tried to Google it with no real luck. Sorry for the Misinformation.
poo342947294792  +   934d ago
Soooooo this is Eugene Levy's twin lol
giancarmen  +   934d ago
Look its very simple. Everything is Nintendo's fault. Move along nothing new here.
hiredhelp  +   934d ago
Question With all these patches today comming out i was wondering if theres one for "Patcher" himself.
BlackWolf  +   934d ago
I don't think there's a fix for this guy. Well, at least he makes me laugh.
Captain Tuttle  +   934d ago
I think his prediction of 675,000 WiiU's is high
DivineAssault  +   933d ago
lol
bothebo  +   933d ago
Ouch! One game per console. If that prediction is true, Nintendo has got to be hurting right now. Plus, with such weak hardware how will they be able to give price cuts and attract third parties? I genuinely wonder about Nintendo.

http://www.gamespot.com/new...
http://wiiureview.com/metal...
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1...

Read it and weep
G-cis  +   933d ago
boo-hoo im so sad :(
AO1JMM  +   933d ago
is he ever right?
wiiulee  +   933d ago
oh the clown speaks...patcher is like a sony or microsoft fanboy/hater turn imcompetent analyst...despite his foolishness...wiiu is almost at 3 million sales under bad circumstances and hate..when the system picks up as it will haters will have more reason to hate..

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