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Pachter: Price drop won't help Wii U

Analyst forecasts yet another bad month of sales in the US for Nintendo's console and says even a price cut wouldn't be enough to help

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NYC_Gamer1623d ago

Wii-U needs more quality software not a price cut

Abash1623d ago

Well I myself am waiting for a price cut before I get a Wii U, and I know quite a few people who are doing the same.

jimbobwahey1623d ago Show
mcstorm1623d ago

@jimbobwahey I have to disagree with you. I was not suckered into buying the Wii U I got it on day one and if im honest I have bought more 3rd party games on it than on my PS3 and 360 the back end of last year.

I got Halo 4, Forza Horizon and Fifa for my 360.
I got PlayStation All Stars for the PS3
For the WiiU I got MarioU, ZombieU, COD BO2, Sonic All stars, Tekken Tag 2 and Nintendo Land for the WiiU.

The problem with the WiiU at the moment is that Nintendo have let the 3rd party bring out there games before Nintendo have had any big hitters them selfs and because of this people will not buy a WiiU yet.

For example the biggest game of last year in terms of sales was BO2 but people already have a PS3 or 360 so they wont go out and spend £300 on a new console to buy the WiiU version.

This is the same problem Microsoft and Sony will have with there next consoles if games like COD are out on the 360 and PS3 as well as the 2 new consoles because people will not want to shell out £400 or more to play the same game on there current console.

Once Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo bring out there big names like GT, Halo and Mario Kart and the 3rd party stop supporting the current gen consoles then people will start to move to the new gen consoles.

People are forgetting that we are in a recession at the moment and people are finding ways to save money and this is part of the reason why the PSV is not selling to well at the moment.

The WiiU, Next Xbox and PS4 will all sell well in the next 2 years and I also expect sales will be closer between the best selling console and the lest selling console I don't think next gen will have an out right winner this time round.

1upgamer991623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

How much cheaper do you want it to be? When I say that, I mean at Costco it was on sale about 2 months ago for $299 Deluxe and $259 for basic. When Costco had it on sale 2 of my friends picked it up. Also I bought a 2 Terabyte HD on sale for $99 at Fry's (So Cali). I mean heck PS3 still sells for how much? Now there are finally some decent non port games out for the Wii U too.

As far as Patcher, he said 3 months ago "A price cut would help Wii U" that idiot flip flops more than a fish out of water.
I also don't need my PS4 to share on facebook for me. I also don't need it to wipe me. I would rather it play, oh I don't know GAMES. Now 360/PS4 are not backwards compatible. That sucks, and of coarse I am getting PS4, but sheesh, I am going to have 4 Consoles, Blu-Ray player( I don't burn my PS3 drive out for movies) my surround sound receiver, DVR, plus my chargers on my Media Center...UGGG too much stuff.

andrewer1623d ago

@jimbobwahey man, I survived all this years with only Super Smash Bros Brawl, Mario Kart, Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort and both Zelda games. And I loved the Wii even though I didn't play too many games, but too much the same games :P
Of course, I have a PC so I think that's the why I didn't get so many games for the Wii, but even so Wii was my favorite console of this gen.
What I'm trying to say is, ii wasn't a waste...

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Blaze9291623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

Wii U needs a name change. There's too much confusion behind the name and not enough explanation that this IS indeed a new system, the "next-generation".

I blame that on all the DSs they've been releasing. People STILL don't know the 3DS is actually a new DS and not a enhanced revision.

iplay1up21623d ago

No kidding. I agree 100%. I E-mailed Nintendo awhile ago about that. It wont happen though. Nintendo marketing is a flop, but the Wii U is a great system. Even though it won't have the power of PS4, I am looking forward to seeing what Nintendo does with its 1st party games. We know that games can look and play better than current gen, BUT how much better.
I look at games on the underpowered Wii, like Galaxy and think WOW, what can Nintendo do if Wii U has just a little more power than my PS3.

Theyellowflash301623d ago

What the hell are you talking about? The 3DS is selling like crazy right now. Only a person who doesn't want to do any shred of research would confuse the two at this point.

cleft51623d ago

Precisely, a price drop will only boost sales when there are plenty of great games to choose from.

WiiUsauce1623d ago

Once Xenoblade 2, Bayonetta 2, Super Smash Bros. IV, Fire Emblem X Shin Megami Tensei, Super Mario Galaxy 3, Super Mario Kart HD, and Retro Studio's next game are all out, the console will be well worth the 350 dollar price tag.

Xenoblade 2 alone is more than enough to warrant the purchase of the console.

As a huge Nintendo fan, even I don't recommend getting a Wii U right now if you already own a 360 or PS3. Just give it some time and the Wii U will be an absolute beast of a platform.

It seems all the trolls on here have very short term memories, because can't we all recall everyone badmouthing the 3DS and calling it a failure only to see it becoming an unstoppable beast a year and a half later? The same will happen with Wii U.

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jcnba281623d ago

Anything that this guy says usually the opposite happens.

SethADrekin1623d ago

How can anyone disagree with what you said? Pachter is literally always wrong. I have never once seen him make a correct prediction about any console, let alone a Nintendo Console.

diepdiep1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

Why does N4G keep approving these Pachter articles? They are nothing but flame bait.

PopRocks3591623d ago

"N4G" "flame bait"

There's your answer.

miyamoto1623d ago

to generate more traffic, hits, clicks, needed to run their own business...

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lovegames7181623d ago

Wiiu will be ok once it hits 200 price point. Give me 200 price point and zelda and im all in!

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