Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has openly spoken out about Nintendo’s online efforts during a recent episode of his GameTrailers show, Pach Attack.
“I think everything Nintendo has done online has been bad. I think they have not managed their online presence well at all. I think you can chalk that to the company Nintendo doesn’t think that online is important.”
“I still don’t think they care. We’re in 2010, Microsoft set up Xbox Live in 2003 and Nintendo still isn’t copying them. I think Nintendo is going to have to wait until we get a new box with a hard drive and the ability to build a system and even then I don’t think they’d pull it off.”
“It makes the Wii into more of a mom and sister device except for the super hardcore games. I think people are going to get a second console those Wii households so I think it hurts Nintendo a lot.”
- Analyst, Michael Pachter