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Pachter says Mario Kart 8 and SSB will exceed Nintendo’s estimates

In a recent interview with GamingBolt, Michael Pachter discussed the future of Nintendo and the Wii U. Pachter has been notably critical of the Wii U, but this time he actually agreed that the newest financial estimates given by Nintendo after their financial call are very conservative on the eve of Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. releasing this year.
According to Pachter, we can expect to see around 5 to 10 million units sold because of these two games, but he doesn’t see them sparking the momentum for lifetime console sales to reach 30 million. He also states that Nintendo won’t go third party, despite these sales.

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GotHDGame810d ago

Yes I agree with Patcher, WOW! Thats a first!

iDadio810d ago

Well when his estimates are so hilariously vague it's hard not to, he says 5 to 10 million like the difference between the two numbers is small

randomass171809d ago

For a PS2 or DS those numbers ARE small. :P But I get what you mean.

mikeslemonade809d ago (Edited 809d ago )

How about tell me something I already don't know. Of course WiiU should get to 10 mil eventually. The question is how fast. Neither MK8 and Super Smash will be enough.

From what I see on the boards the game is gonna sell a lot to people who own the WiiU. I'm not seeing a huge following of people who will buy a WiiU because of these two games. WiiU maxes out at 15 mil tops this generation before the next system comes out.

The fan-fare for Nitendo on N4G is shocking. Y'all are so delusional.

3-4-5809d ago

* Smash Brothers has a chance to sell even more because by then, the install base of the Wii U will be even larger, and hopefully even more so because of Mario Kart 8 + E3 announcements.

DanManDantheMan810d ago (Edited 810d ago )

Nintendo aimed reasonably low this time so they probably will.

We're talking about games that are consistently top console sellers and that sold over 33.5 and 12.4 million units their own last gen.

randomass171809d ago (Edited 809d ago )

I'm thinking that both should be able to reach at least 2 - 4 million before the end their second fiscal years.

thehobbyist810d ago (Edited 810d ago )

Hey, it's almost like these are same estimates I made just by looking at VG chartz! Oh wait, anyone with access to VG chartz could have made that assumption because none of the games in the two series have sold less than 5 million. So Pacther expecting a minimum of 5 million isn't any kind of intelligent. The guy's a joke.

PygmelionHunter810d ago

It's common knowledge that this guy either states the obvious, or goes against any common sense. There is no middle ground here...

MNGamer-N810d ago

The flipper flopper at it again.

randomass171809d ago

Has he ever commented specifically on Mario Kart and Smash sales before?

Geekman809d ago

He's usually on track with software sales predictions.

eworthington0810d ago

I havent been following game related news articles long. But this is the first time this dude has said something positive about nintendo. Like from the very beginning.

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