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Pachter says he would, “never question Nintendo’s software strategy”

Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the worst analyst of them all? All signs point to Michael Pachter, as he’s at it again with his Wii U flip-flopping. Pachter has been notoriously hard on Nintendo in particular when it comes to analyzing the company’s strategies; he’s gone from stating he thinks the Wii U will be sold out during the holiday season and when that didn’t happen, he stated the Wii U was a failure. It has lead to a lot grief for Nintendo fans, as many try and reason that the Wii U is not next-gen and not capable of playing next-gen games.

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Neonridr1341d ago

Why would you? The Top 15 selling games of all time belong to Nintendo consoles / handhelds.

Nintendo knows software, but unfortunately I have to say that they don't always understand the hardware side of it.

Regardless, they have their place in this world rightfully so.

PopRocks3591341d ago

Like with a Halo release, Nintendo software have a particularly high bar of quality. If they didn't, you wouldn't have people trashing the console and saying it would be better if Nintendo went third party.

lilbroRx1340d ago (Edited 1340d ago )

Don't they also have the 1st and 3rd best selling hardware of all time as well?

Nintendo's hardware has only ever been an issue for graphics whores, and that only since the Wii. The GC actually had the best graphics capabilities of its gen.
http://z10.invisionfree.com... And the N64 has it for its gen.

That is also where Nintendo took the hardest fall in market share. Fact is that Nintendo has learned what hardware is "really about" from those mistakes. They know from experience that just pushing highest specs doesn't win the race.

Natso1340d ago

2nd and 3rd; PS2 is still no. 1.

The DS came dangerously close though--

Moncole1340d ago (Edited 1340d ago )

And Nintendo know how to make great looking games on weak hardware. I wonder what they can do with an HD console game seeing how great they can make an SD game look great for example Super Mario Galaxy.

TXIDarkAvenger1340d ago

@Moncole

A SD game like Super Mario Galaxy already looks amazing. You can have the most powerful console but not use its full potential. It's all about the games. Don't want to sound like a Nintendo fanboy but I've never played a Nintendo IP and be like "eh this game plays like the last Mario" or "this x is the same as y". Can't say that about many games published by MS or Sony IMO.

Neonridr1340d ago

Hard to say who won out of the PS2 and DS.. according to VGChartz (which is taken with a grain of salt) the DS has the outright lead. I don't think they will ever be able to prove it though, so the best they can say is it's a tie.

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malokevi1340d ago

Nintendo will deliver, all the way to the bank. If you deny that, then you are too young to understand the power of:

1. Mario Land
2. Zelda
3. Mario Kart
4. Smash Bros

Prepare to have your inner child mind-raped.

jcnba281340d ago

Why you got dislikes for that comment I will never understand. :\

DA_SHREDDER1340d ago

Nintendo games in HD. Nuff said. Good choice of words Mr. Patcher, even though i know you probably wont see this comment.

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Godmars2901340d ago

But given how they failed to attract 3rd parties, which is very much apart of "their" software strategy, you have to question it.

gamer421340d ago

he means software strategy as in making their own games not as in getting games on the console.

Godmars2901340d ago

Well, I meant getting on the console. wouldn't have commented at all otherwise.

malokevi1340d ago

I can't for the life of me begin to understand why you had to emphasize "their".

its like... "those SCOUNDRELS over there!!"

lol

TheSkullkid1340d ago

Pachter, you're a JOKE and as I speak Nintendo World Order agents are closing in to take you out once and for all.

MikeyDucati11340d ago

At the end of the day...analyst equals just another self appointed jerk with opinions. And that's all they are...just opinions.

sjaakiejj1340d ago

Pachter stated that the Wii-U would sell out over the holiday but that the hype would quickly die out and the console would ultimately be a failure, losing a lot of third party support in the process [1], which so far has been proven true [2][3][4]

Furthermore, he only ever criticized Nintendo's hardware strategy, never their software. He hasn't flip-flopped about the Wii-U, you just haven't been paying attention.

[1] http://www.cinemablend.com/...
[2] http://arstechnica.com/gami...
[3] http://www.nowgamer.com/new...
[4] http://uk.ign.com/articles/...

LOL_WUT1340d ago

Well said.+1 ;)

It's the diehards and the guys at wiiudaily.com who are to blame for all flip flopping not Patcher. Their inability to look past the fanboyism won't let them see that the man is right.

lilbroRx1340d ago

Fanboys are the only people who support Patcher's constant hypocrisy and inaccuracy, and they do it out of pure fanboyism combined with Nintendo hate.

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