Wedbush Securities Analyst Michael Pachter is still skeptical of Nintendo and its upcoming console. Pachter thinks that the Wii U will not achieve the same success as the Wii. The reason the Wii sold well is, according to Pachter, because Nintendo got lucky; and Nintendo will not be “getting lucky with Wii U.” Pachter believes that the only people who will buy the Wii U are hardcore gamers and Nintendo fanboys.
“I don’t get it. I think that essentially this is a solution in search of a problem. I mean, somebody had an idea–’let’s make the controller a tablet’–and there aren’t many games that are going to take advantage of that.”
“[The Wii] worked, they got lucky, [but] I don’t think they’re getting lucky with Wii U. I don’t think they suck. I just think that they really believe that, ‘If we’re still novel, everything we do will work’. This isn’t going to work. Hardcore gamers will buy them; hardcore Nintendo fanboys will buy it. They could put out a piece of cardboard and say that it’ll play Mario and they’ll buy it.”