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Submitted by zerocrossing 1087d ago | opinion piece

Pachter: Nintendo may not recover from Wii U mistake

Industry analyst Michael "Chewy Homunculus" Pachter has been saying for years that Nintendo missed the boat on an HD Wii followup, and now he believes his predictions have yielded fruit. Framing the Wii U launch as a disaster from which Nintendo may not recover, his feelings on the matter are quite clear. (Culture, Industry, Nintendo, Wii U)

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DA_SHREDDER  +   1087d ago
Agreed, but what Nintendo does the worst, is totally including a Wiimote and nintendo land in every box. This would have been a hit!
1upgamer99  +   1087d ago
Why would they add a Wiimote in the box when most people have their Wiimote controllers still (dusty or not)and pass the added cost to consumers.
darthv72  +   1087d ago
If the idea was
to get consumers to trade up then I can see not including the wiimote. But if they want to get all new consumers then by all means they should have one in there.

Those that follow games knows it is compatible but to the uninformed consumer, they dont. It represents an extra cost to them if they want to buy and play wii games on the wii-u. Keep in mind that nintendo 'should' patch the wii-u to support wii games that at least offer classic controller support to be used with the included gamepad or the new wii-u classic controller.

Games that require the wiimote, yeah there is no getting around that one. Either include one or make it more widely known that to play them, the consumer must get one.

Personally, i dont have an issue as i have all the optional controllers from the wii to transition to the wii-u. I cant say the same for everyone else though.
linkenski  +   1086d ago
Plus it wouldn't help the confusion about "what Wii U is" if there was a Wii remote in the package.
TongkatAli  +   1086d ago
All the people who had the Wii that I knew sold it, true story.
donman1  +   1087d ago
Talk about a broken record from you haters. Ever launch of every Nintendo console people like you sing from the hills the end is near and yet it never happens. Even during their worst console cycle the company remains profitable. Profitable normally means not going out of business so just give it a rest already.
LocutusEstBorg  +   1087d ago
Except Apple is murdering Nintendo, unlike Sony and Microsoft. Every kid want's an "iTouch" for his birthday. They don't even know it's called an iPod Touch, but Apple still gets the sale.
dlpg585  +   1087d ago
i assume you're taking this data from extensive research into both nintendo and macintosh company products. you obviously noticed a corralation between severely decreasing profits from nintendo and greatly increased profits from macintosh from the huge transfer of sales. obviously it must be huge if you're stating that the other 2 console brands are doing better than them. especially considering the fact that they are around 24 million units behind each of them in sales and they sell their units at a loss while nintendo makes a profit. where do these huge profits come from? copies of halo 4?
Benjaminkno  +   1086d ago

I smell fear.

Be not afraid. It is the anti-Nintendo crowd that need be worried. Can't you smell the stench of death?
dcbronco  +   1086d ago

The 360 hasn't been sold at a loss since mid 2006. The PS3 started to break even around 2010. Nintendo did start making a profit day one on the Wii U, but it's not selling. And the next generation is starting this year. The Wii U may be king of the hill in the current generation, but that generation is almost over. So it will only get worse for Nintendo. Though I don't see them going out of business.
lizard81288  +   1086d ago
Because they are sheep. After 6 months or so, Apple will roll out the same thing...but wait, with a smaller screen and slap a $600 price tag on it. People will buy it.

on topic, this is Pachter we are talking about. He seems to say Nintendo is doomed every month. The Wiiu is off to a rocky start though, but the 3ds also had one, and now it is doing fine, and beating the Vita.
Link079  +   1086d ago
Well sony had half these sales with ps3 and that was with some cool 3rd party support so considering wiiu has no fantastic games yet although that is changing very soon with NFS/LEGOCITY/MONSTER HUNTER ect,trust me after these games are out the UK sales will pick up quite alot as we love lego games and this lego game is basically GTA lego the uk will gush for this game.
user3915800  +   1086d ago
Nintendo WIIU is dead, its been dead for 2 month now, only nintendo followers with rabies might get upset, but facts are the wiiu is not selling and no third party support. The wiiu is dead.
t0mmyb0y  +   1086d ago
It just came out man. What console starts out amazing?
Deku-Johnny  +   1086d ago
Gearbox, Rocksteady, Ubisoft, Platinum, Square Enix, Disney, Treyarch, NetherRealm, Travellers Tales, Criterion, Team Ninja, Capcom, 5th Cell, Atlus, Sega, Activision, Namco Bandai, not to mention the numerous eShop games.

No absolutely no 3rd party support there.
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Link079  +   1086d ago
Wonderful 101
Windwaker HD
Gearbox FPS ?
Destiny ?
Mariokart WiiU
Dirt WiiU
NFS MostWantedU
Concept GP ?
WatchDogs ?
Zelda WiiU
Aliens CM Real version
MarioWorld 3D Adventure
F-Zero ?
Starfox ?
Smashbros WiiU
Metroid Nextgen

The question marks are because they are not yet confirmed 100%,so 14 games without the typical COD and next NFS and ProEvo ect ect is fairly decent all 14 games are exclusive except a few,the 6 with question marks half of them are exclusive and this is without new announcements isn't too shabby.

Can i say BF4 is also been more a less confirmed for wiiu so has the next MassEffect ect WiiU will of sold around 7/10 million units by the time the competition turns up so developers and publishers will have to support it considering it has a slightly better gpu than 720 and wiiu will have a growing social network on MiiVerse makes it hard to not support a console that gives feedbk to developrs ect.

Heres some NFS 360/WiiU comparison shots.

Just looks like quality over quantity if u ask me.
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kgamer20  +   1087d ago
I'm very sure with the amount of cash reserves this company has, they can afford for the WiiU to fail, and for the next system to fail, and probably the system after that before they'll even start to worry.
zerocrossing  +   1087d ago
What constitutes as Nintendo's Wii U failing though?

If we look back at the Sega Dreamcast and why that failed, it was largely due to lack of funds, poor 3rd party support and Sega no longer being in a position to keep supporting it.

Nintendo doesn't have these problems, they also have some decent 3rd party support this gen and have already hooked many Ninty fans with promise of 1st party exclusives.

The only real way I see the Wii U failing is if 3rd party devs turn their backs on them and the core fans just stop supporting it, but that isn't likely to happen IMO.
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kgamer20  +   1087d ago
This exactly. It is quite unlikely for Nintendo fans to stop supporting Nintendo, and for all 3rd party support to stop. I personally don't think any of that'll happen but that's just my opinion.
riverstars86  +   1087d ago
3rd party support for the Wii U will be weak, please explain to me how you think 3rd party support will ever be good on the Wii U? Before you answer, please factor in the new Sony and Microsoft consoles into your analysis.
zerocrossing  +   1087d ago

Okay, first of all the fact Nintendo has support from Retro Studios, Monolith Soft, Platinum Games, Capcom, Konami and Tecmo Koei to name a few, proves their 3rd part support isn't week.

Secondly, the PS4 and nextbox aren't even out yet, we know nothing about their specs or market strategy's, so only an idiot would factor them in when it comes judging whether or not they will steer 3rd party support away from Wii U.

Please, do tell me what inside info you have on the PS4 and nextbox that makes you think they will hamper Wii U in any significant way?
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riverstars86  +   1087d ago
We don't know anything officially about the new consoles from Sony and Microsoft, but the word out there is that they are on a different level than Wii U. While we will shortly know more about PS4, clearly Microsoft's marketing strategy is going to be about reaching all types of consumers, they won't abandon the core gamers, they will go hard after casual gamers with Kinect 2.0, and will also attempt to market the machine to non gamers with their heavy emphasis on entertainment and apps for the living room. None of this is official, but it's clear Microsoft is positioning the new console to market to as many consumers as possible.

As for the Wii U, all I have to do is look at the Wii as an example of what I think will happen to Wii U 3rd party support. Wii U will get shoddy ports like the Wii because it will be significantly weaker than the competition.

P.S. I'm still waiting for an answer from you on how Wii U's 3rd party support will ever be good?
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ConstipatedGorilla  +   1086d ago
I bought one at launch but never turn it on. I beat Mario U and was done. Lately I've had an itch to play Mario 64 again, but will wait to see if they release it in HD on Wii U's virtual console.
truechainz  +   1086d ago
@ riverstars86

Depends on your definition of good. Honestly If there are only a couple of third party games that have good uses of the gamepad or are fun I would count that as a victory since their exclusives and handheld sales move cash like nobody's business.
zerocrossing  +   1086d ago
Ugh... Not sure why Im wasting my time, but fine.

The Wii only did poorly in regards to 3rd party support when you look at it from the hardcore gamer perspective. Nintendo's Wii and their 3rd party support did incredibly well with the console casual market Nintendo pretty much established, so well in fact that both Sony and MS wanted a piece of the pie.

True, in terms of hard core 3rd party titles the Wii was rather lackluster, but both Sony and MS had that covered, was it really necessary for 3 consoles to be selling the same 3rd party games? Nintendo aren't competing with Sony or MS by the way, or is there still need for this to be stated?

None of us know if the PS4 or 360 will be significantly better than the Wii U, you're just speculating. It's much more likely that all 3 consoles will relatively similar in performance though I suspect Wii U will be weaker but that's not necessarily a bad thing in and of itself. Wii U may not gain the same level of 3rd party support Sony's PS4 and MS's nextbox do but I seriously doubt it will be bad, and definitely not as bad as the Wii's severely lacking hard core 3rd party support.
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riverstars86  +   1086d ago
You have some good points zero, but you can't deny that the Wii left a sour taste in the mouths of millions of gamers.

I own a Wii U, I'm not bringing any bias with me to this discussion. I know the system will sell more when big first party exclusives come out. I'm actually playing Skyward Sword now because I sold my Wii awhile back.

Only time will tell, I guess I just have more faith in Sony and Microsoft. I feel they understand what most core gamers want and they create the hardware and infrastructure needed to reel in these consumers. Then I look at the Wii U, I see an online infrastructure that is worse than 7 year old consoles. While I like Miiverse, definitely cool how it was implemented into NSMBU, they should have added a extremely popular feature like cross game chat to their online infrastructure.

It just seems like the Wii U is going to be in a bad situation once the new consoles from Microsoft and Sony hit the stores. Besides Nintendo's first party games, what is going persuade gamers to buy the Wii U over the other two? What is going to persuade the casuals to upgrade from their Wii to the Wii U? Besides the introduction of the tablet controller, the motion technology is exactly the same as the Wii's.
roshi1987  +   1087d ago
Public companies can not afford to bet on losers. They have a board of directors who will know when to call it quits (if they ever need to) much like Sega did.

Regarding Nintendo's cash position, we will know in April after their annual financials come out how much cash they have.
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pr0t0typeknuckles  +   1087d ago
pachter shut up, has the guy ever been right about anything.
lilbroRx  +   1087d ago
No. He actually predicted that the Wii U's marketing was right and that it would reach sells projections.

Thats when I knew it was going to be a bumpy beginning. Now that he is bashing them again, I'm sure they will do just fine.
PopRocks359  +   1087d ago
Like the Wii was a mistake? Or the 3DS was a mistake? Come on, must we go through this every single time?
1upgamer99  +   1087d ago
Right, I mean the Wii was huge hit the first 4 years, and 3DS had a rough start I think because of the initial price tag. Most people just don't want to spend $250 for a handheld. Look at PSP, and Vita. Vita is cool and all, but if I had one I would want it for games not apps. My smartphone can do all that for me, same goes for 3DS though.
PopRocks359  +   1087d ago
The PSP and Vita are solid pieces of hardware, but in order to really break into their target audience (which I'm fairly certain is teens and young adults) they need to up the anti on exclusive games and give the platform a competitive price drop.

The 3DS' appeal is more broad. It has RPGs, platformers, strategy games and even shooters from first and third parties. But all of that came a year or so after launch.

Like with the 3DS people need to give the Vita (and even the Wii U) the time it deserves.
roshi1987  +   1087d ago
Very different signs with the WiiU than the Wii. Its apples to oranges right now. Two very different systems.
1upgamer99  +   1087d ago
chadboban  +   1087d ago
Has he ever gotten anything right? No I'm not joking, has he REALLY ever been right about any of his predictions?
Kratoscar2008  +   1087d ago
He wouldnt be where he is if he missed a lot right?

The man is important for a reason, i remember EGM resorting to his wisdom.
chadboban  +   1087d ago
Okay, but can you show me when he has actually been right about his big predictions?
SuperShyGuy  +   1087d ago
He is where is because he generates controversy every time he comments on something.

He is wrong 90% of the time, the times he is right it's when it totally obvious.

He even straight up lies and flip flops. - He said that the PS4 would have "hyper realistic graphics" then switched said GAF made that up and he never said it, then went on to say no one will be able to see a huge difference between PS3 and PS4.

The guy is a douche
truechainz  +   1086d ago
Important or not I don't see why we have to report when he repeats his views on the Wii U every week. Especially because as we have seen in the past he will flip flop when he is wrong about something.
Kratoscar2008  +   1087d ago
Well he predicted that the PS3 would beat MS, he was right.
lilbroRx  +   1087d ago
Its still 8 million behind the last time I checked.
Just_The_Truth  +   1087d ago
@lilbroRx- not sure where you got that info but do could you please put a link to the website. Maybe your thinking NA and not WW because the ps3s ahead.
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Eyeco  +   1086d ago
was the last time you checked in 2008 ?
XxWalksOfShamexX  +   1086d ago
It's actually pretty funny to see him fail though. At the VGA's, he said there was zero chance of the walking dead winning game of the year. He said he would eat his hat before that happened...
jacksheen0000  +   1087d ago
I've been saying it.. Nintendo made a mistake. But I get disagreed for it. Pachter is right.
LOL_WUT  +   1087d ago
Totally agree he wouldn't have his job if he wasn't good at it. He knows more than anyone in here. ;)
gamer42  +   1087d ago
as supershyguy said "He is where is because he generates controversy every time he comments on something. He is wrong 90% of the time, the times he is right it's when it totally obvious." That is why he still has a job, and now whenever he says something it spreads and catches on because sadly there are people like you who are desperate enough to see a company fail to believe him.
WPX  +   1087d ago
This is not an analysis or a prediction. This is only his wet dream.
STGuy1040  +   1087d ago
Look at the Nintendo 3DS and how gamers were disappointed by its dismal launch. Nintendo's handheld is now gaining momentum after certain analysts said it was 'doomed'.
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wiium64  +   1087d ago
the wii u will recover this is just pucter and the nintendo haters wishful thinking, that's all.
RandomEclipse  +   1087d ago
I don't feel like there is much to recover from, as the Wii U hasn't even been out for that long.. For people that call it a flop, atleast give the console a year
wiium64  +   1087d ago
agreed, nintendo has yet to release their big franchises, when they do, things will pick up for nintendo.
SpartanGR  +   1087d ago
I love Ninty but I want them to fail this time. If it were for nintendo we would be stuck with the same tech for at least a century.

I prefer Nintendo as a 100% software company.
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chadboban  +   1087d ago
Um... the Wii was the first time Nintendo made a system that wasn't as powerful as the competition. So your statement is a bit hyperbolic don't you think?
roshi1987  +   1087d ago
Nintendo made their decision to get back from their direct competition last gen and got rewarded...initially.

The last two years it had completely lost momentum and now the WiiU is essentially "last gen" as the Wii was to the gen before.

They certainly would be holding graphics back if not for MS/Sony.
chadboban  +   1087d ago

That's pretty much like when PC gamers say "Consoles are holding back graphics".
lilbroRx  +   1087d ago
I would prefer Sony and Microsoft as 100% software companies as well.
Dark11  +   1087d ago
Yep it's true .. wii was a success cuz it was different and cheap ,
but now the wii u is competing against the next gen
i can see 3rd party dev's starting to make next gen games
for PS4/Nextbox , and the wii u will be missing alot of games.
FinalomegaS  +   1087d ago
you learn that money can almost fix anything in the business world.

so long as they have money they can make a new system, heavy marketing and the masses will either buy it or not.

remove the wii name and you'll see how fast the casual market forgets things lol
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FinalomegaS  +   1087d ago
btw... WTH is that picture!
KillerPwned  +   1087d ago
I cannot wait for these Wii U articles like this to at least decrease from coming to this site. Everyone has their own opinion but damn its getting crazy. Same shit is basically said for every console when it first comes out (handheld or not) about how its gonna fail or some big mistake it made.
chadboban  +   1087d ago
You're right, it has been this way for every system. You see, when a system is in it's infancy, that when it's easiest for fanboys and gaming "jurnalists" (the misspelling is intentional) to attack the hell out of it.

Saying a system is going to fail is the EASIEST way to get attention in the gaming media. However, it becomes difficult to do that once the system begins to pick itself up(notice the how little 3DS doom articles we have now). I remember when the PS3 was the one being attacked constantly, now look at how far it has come.

Vita and the Wii U are the ones taking the brunt of it right now but once they begin to pick up the press will have to look at other systems to "DOOM" So don't be surprised if next year the PS4 and 720 see a couple of DOOOOOOOMED articles themselves. And while they're busy bring the doom, I'll just be, as always, enjoying what I play.
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thornh  +   1087d ago
It won't end Nintendo but it is going to hurt. When you walk into your local Walmart in January and see a ton of Wii U s sitting on the shelf (not locked behind glass) you know there is a problem. People are holding their money right now to see what Sony and MS offer. If those companies meet or exceed expectations the Wii U will most likely be Nintendo's worst console offering ever and they will be, at least, a full generation behind. I know Nintendo fans will not like this next idea but maybe, just maybe, Nintendo should stop making consoles, stick with handhelds in which they dominate and make software for Sony and MS. It will never happen but it may be a money making strategy.
Theyellowflash30  +   1087d ago
The DS will fail to the PSP
The Wii has no shot against the PS3 and Xbox 360
The PS3 is stronger than 90% of PC's out there
The PS4 will run games at 240 FPS
The 3DS will be huge! (2010), (2011)wait no... to many tablets and smartphones and look at the sales it sucks.....
The Walking Dead has no shot at winning game of the year

Seriously.... you guys see a pattern here?
saint_seya  +   1087d ago
I see a pattern there, trolling ps3 for no reason...u forgot to say "ps3 is 3rd and will remain that till next generation" "ps3 has no games" "blue ray will never pick up, with dvd or hd-dvd we are ok"
darkresurrect  +   1087d ago
The same article we see today here about the wii u is the same article with different approach that we will see in the upcoming months after all the hype with the ps4 and later with the new xbox and so on.
On the past theres was the same shit over and over again with the xbox 360, ps3, ps vita still, and 3DS.
mamotte  +   1087d ago
Six years ago:

"Sony may not recover from PS3 mistake"
Dlacy13g  +   1087d ago
Took them a good 3 yrs to dig out from that hole. Its a fixable situation but its harder than even the ps3.
live2play  +   1087d ago
yea cuz even at $600 the wiiu is still not profitable for every system sold

so a price drop to sell more systems will be more costly to the company even if it does mean selling more systems

oh no wait...

what an idiot man. tell me how the wiiu has it harder than the ps3 when it released...?

with todays increasing economic troubles, it actually did better than the ps3 in its first 3 months, it becomes profitable when 1 or to games are purchased with the system, and the price is half of what the ps3 costs

look i know you hate nintendo and want them to fail
but dont make up things, it only makes you look stupid m'kay? :]
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Dlacy13g  +   1086d ago
Well lets look at the WiiU situation m'kay?

WiiU in N. America out of the gate is now struggling severly. 57k units sold in January says a megaton when both of your competitors are selling 3 times that or more. And before you say it, N. America is a critical market for the WiiU. It was one of the driving markets for the success of the Wii... Nintendo needs N. America to buy into the WiiU.

Cost is a huge issue for Nintendo right now. The system was launched to sell at a loss for Nintendo unlike the Wii. You say it became profitable when 1 or 2 games are purchased with the system? You really think the royalty off a game sale is high enough to compensate for what is most likely a system selling at a $50 loss or more off the shelf?

3rd party support is already jumping ship and hedging bets, Nintendo is not going to see lee way they got with the Wii when it came to 3rd party devs "giving it time". Ubisoft already pulled an "exclusive" off and is saving that to launch day and date with the other consoles.

Marketing of the WiiU has been utterly non-existent. This is complicated by the fact that the WiiU is in a nut shell..current gen tech with a tablet controller. The WiiU has about 6 months left before its completely overshadowed by the new tech coming from MS and Sony.

The value proposition from Nintendo isnt there this time. WiiU doesn't feel "new and different" which is what really helped the Wii succeed. The WiiU launched and promised a ton of 3rd party games that were all
"ports" of games that were already out on other systems and is still offering those games as a selling point. 360's and PS3's are available at a cheaper or equal cost and a much larger library of games. PS3 Bundles are coming with a 250GB to 320GB HDD with Quality AAA games like Uncharted 3 for $299 on Amazon. The WiiU deluxe set is $370 on Amazon today, that is 32GB of memory and the pack in Nintendo Land. The WiiU basic is $302 on Amazon with 8GB of memory and no game. PS3's and 360's will be getting price cuts soon so that price difference will only widden.

And lets get one thing clear, I don't want Nintendo to fail. I want to see them succeed and do well. I happen to think their situation is very bad but that doesn't mean I want them to fail my ignorant friend, m'kay? ;)
phantomexe  +   1087d ago
I'm a ps3 owner and a future ps4 owner and i'm not seeing Nintendos mistake. Pachter is full of it as alwasys. They need games but that's not a problem for nintendo because once they punch out those most have games people are going flock to it know matter what. History is proof of this. It don't matter how much some fanboy hates nintendo or how few 3rd party games there are. Nintendo games sell like water in the desert. They haven't been in the industry this long because everthing went there way. Sony and MS both would love to have Nintendos IPs. There tryed and true is why. We all dislike nintendo rehashes but think about it. How many mario or zelda games are there... and they all sell millions.They print gold every time. Stop with the BS, nintendo isnt going anywhere.Sony,MS and Nintendo make each other better.
wiiulee  +   1087d ago
lol..who give this clown value except for haters...wiiu is on pace to win next generation, nintendo just need to get the games out...thats the bottom line
saint_seya  +   1087d ago
When i readed your comments #99% of em# i though the same about u.. u are a hatter and a clown. Tell me, are u patcher undercover?
#My sound as personal attack but this guy trolls in every article for no reason, and people like him should be removed for good
IcicleTrepan  +   1087d ago
All I know is the wii-u will have to come down in price significantly before I'd even consider buying one. the 8 gig version is 299.99 CAD. Some good games would help too. I'd almost pay current price if I could get Dragon Quest X, but sorry, Japan only. Does Nintendo give a shit about north america?
Dlacy13g  +   1087d ago
The WiiU is a marketing disaster. ...they can recover but its way worse than the 3DS launch
11eleven11  +   1087d ago
Wii U is a brilliant product.
All Nintendo has to do is advertise.
Existing games are too expensive.
Let new software out faster.
Wii U will sell millions, they have to work for it.
cosmoracer  +   1087d ago
Pachter is probably the worst analyst and forecasters for console gaming. I don't know why everyone gives him so much attention.

Ironically, I agree with him on this. Wii U is not going to fair so well. I think their problems are that their target market is parents of kids. Right now, the economy sucks and parents aren't interested in paying that much for what looks like minor upgrade in specs with a controller that looks like it will break the first time a kid drops it. Fix the economy and Wii U's will sell like hotcakes.
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Spookshow  +   1087d ago
Haters gonna hate... Nintendo will be standing strong long after this Patcher clown has lost his job for spitting out pure garbage that never comes true.
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SuperShyGuy  +   1087d ago
The only thing I agree with is the launch was a disaster.

Too many 7th gen games that didn't display that the Wii U is capable of more than what the PS360 can do. Leading people to believe that it's weaker than 7th gen when it is NOT. Recently GAF proved that.

They need to get some great looking games out before PS4 and 720 comes out to turn things around.

But now that opposite man has commented I am sure Wii U will be fine. This is the same man who said Wii U would sellout through March thereby cursing it not to achieve that.
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mydyingparadiselost  +   1087d ago
Pachter's a fool and always will be. Microsoft and Sony are the ones that truly need to worry. With a huge install base that continues to ask if a next gen is even necessary and the price point for PS4 and Nxtbox guaranteed to be more expensive than the Wii U I see this new round of consoles struggling more than Nintendo has for sales. Of course only time will tell, but lots of Pachters predictions have been shit and I'm sure that's not something that has changed.
saint_seya  +   1087d ago
Dont get your point, if u think those new consoles wont be needed.. then the same can be said about Wii U, and since its a ps3/360 with a tablet as controller, people should stay with ps3/360 that are cheaper and have waaaaaaay long better and more richer game catalogue.
young7yang  +   1087d ago
well I've got a Wii U and I am happy with it...

does anyone remember what they said when the ps3 came out.. look at it now... patience young Jedi!
MegaLagann  +   1087d ago
Remember when Sony was suppose to destroy Nintendo in the late 90's?
Remember when the Gamecube was going to be Nintendo's Dreamcast?
Remember when the Wii was going to be Nintendo's Dreamcast 2?
Remember when the DS was going to lose sales wise to the almighty PSP?
Remember when the 3DS was going to lose to the Vita and Smartphones?
Remember when the Wii U was going to be Nintendo's Dreamcast 3?

See a pattern here? Now there' no denying the Wii U is in a really bad patch right now and it will continue to have a bumpy road till the holiday season, but the Wii U and Nintendo are far from doomed like everyone has been saying since the late 90's. One thing I've learned is never count Nintendo out. Anyway, can't wait till next year when the PS$/720 is doomed articles are out you little gloomers!
tiffac008  +   1086d ago
People has forgotten that the Big N has been a survivor in the industry. I have no doubt Ninty will turn things around with the Wii U they way they did with the 3DS.

As for the PS4/720 doom article, we should be expecting that later this year, if the release does happen. :/
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