Success of Wii does not "bode poorly", says Pachter

Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has dismissed comments by a fellow analyst which suggested that Nintendo's success will have a negative effect on third party publishers.

Speaking to, Pachter described Mitchell's comments as "naive".

"Going forward, the publishers are all trying to be largely platform agnostic. The success of the Wii and DS means that virtually every mainstream title will appear on both platforms," he said.

"If consumers have a choice of all games on the Wii and DS, and Nintendo's offering remains constant, Nintendo must lose share. That is a good thing for the third party publishers."

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calderra4187d ago

Pretty much every console gamer I know this generation owns both the Wii and their "primary" console. Saying the Wii hurts the console industry is (sort of) like saying that the Honda Civic hurts Porsche. People buy a Porsche because they want a Porsche, and people buy a Civic because it's a decent little family car. They can co-exist without harming each other.