Pachter: Nobody’s Going To Support Wii U, And Nintendo Will Become Completely Irrelevant

black_wii_uMichael Pachter, research analyst at Wedbush Securities, recently claimed that no developer or publisher, other than Nintendo, will support the new Wii U in the future. Pachter said he thinks that when next-gen consoles from Nintendo’s competitors are released, they are going to be better than Wii U. Pachter also said he thinks Nintendo will eventually become completely irrelevant.

“I think you’re going to see now with the Wii U, notwithstanding its early launch support, nobody’s going to support it. I don’t think we’re going to see every game on the Wii U next year. I think when next-gen consoles come out they’re going to be better than the Wii U. Call of Duty is amazing on the Wii U this year. The problem with playing Call of Duty online is it’s a community and if there’s only four people playing it on the Wii U it’s no fun. Nobody in their right mind would buy a Wii U and say ‘I’m going to play Call of Duty.’ That’s like saying ‘I gave up Facebook, and it’s Google+ now’.”

“Nintendo’s trading at about $3 billion of equity value; it was trading at about $80 billion. The market hates business models that start to show losses, and start to fail. Crappy little Riot Games, doing $150 million in revenue and wildly profitable, is worth a buttload more than Zynga, doing $1.1 billion and not making money. I think Nintendo becomes completely irrelevant. They have their niche, Nintendo’s first-party content is great content, and hardcore people will keep buying their consoles, but they’re not going to only play with Nintendo consoles.”


251 thoughts on “Pachter: Nobody’s Going To Support Wii U, And Nintendo Will Become Completely Irrelevant”

    1. lol i didn’t even notice that..
      would you look at that his comments are so superfluous that i won’t even notice a word like “buttload” anymore

    2. When a guy says fucking dumbass in his comment, you should probably stop reading and move on the the other buttloads of comments… ;-)

    3. I saw we stop getting news of his garbage posted on this site. We don’t need or want his worthless opinions he hasn’t done shit for any of us and never will.

      1. Exactly! Why they keep posting crap from that assdumb! xD One week he praises Nintendo, the next he hate Nintendo and wiiu, wtf dude! He only wants attention! Stop making him important posting the crap he always says.

        1. i know right? and since when is consistently selling out of the console “abysmal” and stores even said, the reason why the 360 has sold more in this time period is because of how highly available a 360 is compared to a wiiu. and seeing how the 360 is the second most popular consol, to the wii, it makes sense that if people weren’t able to get a wii u, they just grab a 360. a couple of my friends were in the EXACT same position on blackfriday, they wanted a wii u, but they were out of them so they got 360′s instead.

      1. there already are a “buttload” of people playing cod on it lol. when i rented it, i was instantly put into a match that was almost full upon selecting the multiplayer option. even though the game itself was way to samey, it was pretty nice to be able to just jump right into a session full of people to make an accurate judgement on the game’s multiplayer. idk what patcher’s deal is, but the wii u is pretty great so far, and i can already see 3rd party developers jumping on board with it.

        1. Yea i notice a lot of people are playing BO2. Pachter just won’t quit it. Find a new topic to cry about. It’s been almost year listening to him whine, piss and moan over it. I haven’t heard him say jack squat about Vita. Just Wii U and 3DS bashing. It’s gotten quite obvious he just doesn’t like Nintendo’s products. There’s no other excuse for his comments. I own all 3 consoles. And I’m glad that they’re all not the same. Apparently he doesn’t agree. Then again if they were the same im sure he’d find something to complain about.

    1. I don’t think he ever supported or said anything good about that game on the Vita. Did he say anything negative either? Not that I have seen in the media.

      It’s a bit irrelevant to this topic.

      1. Yes it is relevant vita isnt selling to well and he dosent mention it as much. He knows loves publicity and stirring the glass up. One week he says one thing then another he goes against it. I understand as a analyst you have to adjust and change your projections but this guy takes 180s.

          1. It’s a perfect example because Wii U and Vita are on equal ground. He bases his complaint on the fact that there aren’t enough good games coming out on Wii U. Last time I checked Vita doesn’t have much better of a selection. He’s video game analyst. He’s supposed to making judgements on all the products across the board not just Nintendo’s products. He’s failed to do his job in an unbiased way in my opinion. If he made an attempt to criticize every product that may deserve questioning (hence Vita as example) then I wouldn’t be so objective to his tactics. I never said Vita was a bad system. It’s an amazing system plagued with the same garbage that the PSP was stuck with. Ports of the console. Sony seems determined to continue that trend. Ports are ok but shouldn’t be the primary answer. Original content should lead the device.

            1. “I never said Vita was a bad system. It’s an amazing system plagued with the same garbage that the PSP was stuck with.”

              Garbage is a strong word to use and possibly the wrong choice of word to use on your part — unless you truly meant what you said. The PSP and Playstation Vita are not plagued with garbage games. Because you don’t like the majority of games found on those systems does not make does games garbage. The only truth in that statement you made is that you think the PSP and Playstation Vita are plagued with garbage games — which is more to do with the games that are found on does systems not appealing to you personally. What you’ve said in your statement (which I’ve quoted above) is a subjective opinion and not factual. Also, a game being a port does not make that game all of a sudden garbage on the platform it was ported to. List that long list of garbage games you’re referring to that are found on the PSP and Playstation Vita.

              1. Why bother listing them. I’ll tell you what I got instead. Didn’t see a reason to own one till Castlevania, Mega Man, Maverick X, Phantasy Star, Crisis Core and Kingdom Hearts came out. What I meant about garbage was all those PS2 ports half assed due to lack of buttons. Unfortunately the only games that look interesting to me on Vita were Uncharted, Assassins Creed and Call of Duty. AC and COD I’m hearing aren’t so great. So I’m back to square one wanting a Vita. Uncharted alone wont cut it for me. Those ports of PS3 games don’t tickle my fancy either I’m afraid. Again, I’m not against Vita and just disappointed in what Sony has done with it thus far.

        1. You make a very great point there, actually.

          Indie games have only grown significantly in their popularity and if the rumors recently published on another site about what Microsoft and Sony are going to show off at E3 2013 are true, then we can bet that independent game developers won’t be supporting those two, newer formats like they would the Wii U.

          Not only is the Wii U easier to develop for, but I’ve heard nothing but praise for how the Nintendo eShop on BOTH the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS are so similar now to services such as Steam in terms of patches and updates to games going live.

      1. Probably. And this may be the reason he exaggerates most of times. Personally, I like to read and thought about he says, because we can end up getting something reasonable from his statements. For instance, we was the first to mention that Wii U resembles DS in the sense that both have two screens. OK, we know that it is such a controversial issue – to compare handhelds and consoles – but I’ve been seeing lots of people saying that now and, at least to me, Nintendo fans are agreeing with this idea now. What makes him quite discredited are such assumptions/statements like “Nintendo is now irrelevant” or “nobody will support Wii U within a year”. Come on, we all know that even Wii was well supported by thirdies until his 4th or 5th year on the market – just see what I’ve got with The Last Story, all CoD games, Epic Mickey, Xenoblade Chronicles, Lego Games, and so on.

        1. But the Wii U is NOTHING like the Nintendo DS. The only thing the two have in common is a touch screen.

          Other than that, the GamePad’s screen is entirely separate to the TV Screen, can stream content from the TV Screen to the GamePad screen seamlessly, and it can also be used for completely asymmetric gameplay. A good way to mention the Wii U in terms of design is that it is like a hybrid between both a console and portable system.

          1. Technically, you are right. But you may want to consider that DS was the first handheld to harbor two screens, as well as the Wii U is the first console in doing so.

            1. I don’t mean to butt in but the game & watch dual screen in the early 80′s was the precursor to DS. Created by Gunpei. His work still lives on even 15 years after his death. Man was genius. Creator the Game Boy and the ill fated Virtual Boy. Went on to create the Bandai Wonderswan and had some involvement with Project Atlantis. A battery power project that later became the Game Boy Advance.

              1. Ooops. That’s true! Although Game & Watch was a “single-game system”, it is the very first dual-screen gaming system available. And they used to have even an alarm! I’ve never had one, but I used to borrow some from my rich friends. :)

      1. it’s a large part yeah and ta couple of them are among the highest grossing games of all time.. but then again there are so many other games.. CoD is not the largest part of the console market by a long shot

        1. Not to mention Mario kart wii sold 35M. That’s how much MW3 sold on PC , PS3 and 360 combined. NSMBwii – 30M , NSMB ds – 28M , Mario 3D land 6M and counting on a relatively new console….

          I would say Mario is the biggest thing in gaming. Imagine if he was multiplat :S ………

          1. The Super Mario series alone has sold 260M+, the entire Mario Franchise has over 450M, Call of Duty has totaled about 100M.

  1. Then why are people buying it, developers getting very excited for it, and why has nintendo been on top all these years? This guy has been saying nothing but BS about nintendo for years, and has been wrong about his predictions everytime! He should find a new job, cause he’s not very good at this one.

    1. I do when he talks about other stuff than Nintnedo, but he is clearly way to biased against them. I mean it would be ok if he was right when he predicted judgement day, but he has done it for years and not being right so it gets old.

  2. apparently that toothpick that is wedged in his brain and made him say all these unusual things a couple weeks ago shifted position a little and he’s back to his old self

  3. He’s making a very good GUESS. If the 720/ps4 are anywhere near as amazing as their rumored specs then the wii u will be in WORSE shape than the wii was, when it comes to third party support.

    And as far as America goes, Nintendo is already irrelevant and a niche market. It’s Nintendo for first party, ps3/360/pc for everything else.

    And I do agree CoD on ps3/360/pc is better (specifically 360) that doesn’t mean CoD wii u isn’t pretty damn awesome (cause it is) but then again if you aren’t playing SKYRIM on pc then you aren’t playing SKYRIM the way it should be played.

    All in all: opinion is opinion.

    1. well if the otherconsoles are gonna be tha powerful then it will be a problem. as costs to making games will be more expensive maybe twice as much and then theyd have to charge a hell of a lot more maybe around 100 dollars. possible meanwhile the wii u will have these exclusives and maybe multiplat games around 60 and give just as much fun. Nintendo is also seeking indie devleopers to make more exclusive games on their system.

      1. I’m not buying any “next gen Sony and MS consoles will tower way above Wii U”. I don’t really see how HD gaming can significantly improve in 2013/2014, since there arent TVs displaying at more than 1080p. Heck I’m not even sure Sony and MS havec anything next gen in the works to this day.

    1. He probably can’t get Nintendo to spill info on upcoming games and after hours outside Nintendo’s HQ in desperation with no prevail he then goes home all grumpy and all butt-hurt.

      1. Eh, I wouldn’t say doomed. The GamePad feature looks quite interesting and so does miiverse. I just hope to see Pikmin 3 and smash bros out soon.

        1. Oh no. There is no way I think Nintendo is doomed. I just think that is a good word to describe what Pachter said.
          I cannot wait for Pikmin 3 and SSB. But I really want a new Pokémon game like Pokémon XD and I want a new Mario sunshine.

  4. I don’t see how Microsoft and Sony (especially Sony) can even improve, I think Graphics have reached their limit, atleast for a good while now, the only thing I can see with a big change is Gameplay, which the Wii U can do no problem because it was made by Nintendo, well known for it’s great Gameplay, plus the Wii U has SEGA, Ubisoft and others at it’s back

    1. I’m not sure if graphics have reached there full potential as yet. I mean PC is still a looooooooooooooooong way ahead when used to it’s full potential.

        1. Yeah pretty much. I think better wording would have been:

          Graphics have reached there limits while still remaining cost effective.

      1. And how many people use a pc screen to watch tv, I don’t see anyone picking up a 60″ tv that can support more then what the Wii U can offer. But maybe Sony can go bankrupt selling ps4 with included big screen for huge loss.

      2. THis is not false, but it doesn’t apply to the home console market. It’s this market we (even pachter) are talking about. So the only relevant comparison is indeed with Sony and MS home consoles.

    2. You cant see how itll improve? Are you kidding me? I just played the Demo for Rayman Legends and its amazing (both gameplay and Graphic-wise) and this is just the demo.

      For a so-called weak console it can certainly output amazing graphics.

    3. This exactly. I’m positive that right now, MicroSoft and Sony R&D departments are scratching their heads about what they’re gonna put in a PS4 or an X720. If they ever release any new consoles…

  5. Nice to know everyone knows its just pachter being an idiot as-per usual. It’d be a shame if people thought this meant anything to anyone

  6. Oh Pachter, Pachter, Pachter. Why are you paid to be an industry analyst? You keep changing your mind all the time.

    ‘Crappy little Riot Games’. Is Pachter an Irelia player?

      1. I don’t know where you have been, but all Pachter does is bash Nintendo. He’s going to keep bashing it even if Nintendo does outsell next-gen Xboxes and Playstations.

  7. I disagree. Nintendo is far from irrelivant. Look at how many DS’ and Wii’s there are in USA LOL!!!! A LARGE AMOUNT.

    I think Nintendo will be fine. And I know for sure , they only posted there first EVER financial loss as a public company just recently. Niche market my ass hole…..

  8. Patcher being negative towards NIntendo? No way. He sadly makes a few good points, but like most diehard Nintendo fans I only pick up my unit for 1st party titles. I had the chance to try Batman Arkham City on the Wii U and I prefer the PS3 port. The Wii U version lost a lot of frames in cut-scenes and the pad usage felt very gimmicky. In this sense I agree that ports on the Wii U won’t find the success they will on Sony consoles. Look at the laggy framerate on the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U edition during the load screens. I love Nintendo but this new unit just doesn’t have the power under the hood for ports thus far. I’m really hoping future firmware updates address this issue.

      1. Also . WHO THE FUCK GIVES A SHIT ABOUT SMOOTH LOAD SCREENS!!!! xD !!!!
        In my opinion the gameplay is more important than the load screen. And TTT2 looks gorgeous and runs beatifully on wiiu!

          1. Moreso, just because the porters haven’t figured out how to harness the power under Wii U’s hood doesn’t mean it isn’t there (the power). The console’s less than a month old, everybody knows it takes a little time for everybody to understand it completely.

      1. Not true. FPS games have just become a trend these days. Everybody’s so used to it, that everyone thinks it needs to be around. Remember when iD and 3D Realms were the only FPS companies?

  9. It’s sad to say but there is an ounce of truth behind this. The only people I know (including myself) that own Wii Us are hardcore Nintendo fans. Everyone else that I know takes the console as something they shouldn’t really take seriously even against Microsoft and Sony’s current gen consoles. Nintendo is in a really big hole with gamers around the world and they have to drastically change the way they are advertising if they want to fix it.

    1. How the hell is Nintendo in a really big hole? Just because they had to fix the problems with the Wii U doesn’t mean they’re losing support from Wii U owners including myself. Last Monday, I’ve gotten the Wii U in the palm of my hands. The system works and the GamePad is as smooth as silk… especially playing the Ninja Castle attraction at Nintendo Land. And then, I had no internet connection. My mother and sisters want me to send it back to the store for a refund, but I had to refuse that offer. Instead, I had to call customer service with a live representative to fix the root of the problem. Thirty minutes later, my internet is now connected to the Wii U and the problem was solved.

      Playing games, surf the web, watching Netflix, and making new friends on Miiverse. In just four days, I’m enjoying the Wii U and will be planning to purchase games in stores and buying indy titles at the eShop including Nano Assault Neo and Trine 2: Director’s Cut. 2012 is definitely the year of Nintendo and there’s still more to come when 2013 arrives.

    2. No surprise that I play Blops2 and speak with players that sold off their Xbox and PS3′s because they love the U. They love the GamePad and they think it controlls better plus has a sweet screen for their inventory items.

    3. i know quite a few people who at least plan to get one next year.. myself included
      none of them (again myself included) are hardcore nintendo fans.. out of all the nintendo consoles released so far i only own 2 .. most of them own 1 or 2.. or none

  10. Really Pachter because looking at the games that have been released and which are going to be released to there are a lot of companies developing for the Wii U such as Ubisoft, SEGA, Activision, Warner Bros. Interactive, Square Enix, Platinum Games, Electronic Arts, THQ, Disney Interactive Studio, Tecmo Koei, Capcom and Namco Bandai Games plus there are also the indie developers such as WayForward and Frozenbyte ect.

  11. I want to see his face when developers continue to support the wii u. He’ll probably never apologize since he has such a big ego.

  12. Nobody is going to support Wii U you say Pachter? I play on my own Wii U so that means that I support it. Once again. More crap coming from his diabolical and stupid mouth. He needs to be fired from his job and stacking shelves in shops instead. He’s nothing a useless incompetent man.

    Everyone loves Wii U. If you think it’s that bad then why don’t you make something yourself and stick that up your bloody arse!!

          1. bias in one direction or the other.. where’s the difference

            give him the job for christs sake :P

            but in all seriousness.. these public.. predictions.. pachter frequently makes are of course not all he does.. he’s working at one of the biggest investment firms.. most of his work will never go public as it’s internal or contract work.. i’m sure he must be doing something right or else he wouldn’t have a job anymore
            but his public predictions are far from being hist best quality

            1. edit: needless to say that he doesn’t get paid for these statements.. it’s not part of his work at all.. people just go mental over it when he does and cite him all over the place

          2. I wouldn’t be biased on everything else. So your basically agreeing with that Pachter says then? You obviously wouldn’t make a good analyst.

            1. How the hell does saying you will be a shit analyst make me agree with Patcher? FUCK YOU NINTENDO FANBOYS ARE STUPID! That seems to be the only comeback you loser have.

              “You don’t agree with my dickriding ways? YOU MUST SUPPORT PATCHER!”

              You are why NIntendo fans look so childish within the industry.

    1. he means no developers will support it. Clearly it selling 400k units in US and 40k in EU show buyer support, he means 3rd party development.

  13. He gets paid to talk negative about Nintendo. He is always wrong when it comes to Nintendo. Wii U will win this generation, the same way Wii won last generation. I like to see third party support but if they abandon Wii U like they did Wii, it hurt them not Nintendo. Miiverse is the next biggest thing about I prefer the Gamepad to controller.

  14. Strangely unprofessional.

    “Crappy little Riot Games” “buttload”

    weird.

    But, Patcher is old news. If anyone is irrelevant, it’s him. Why else would he say something as outlandish as “Nintendo becomes completely irrelevant”? He’s either very misguided, or just trying to get attention. At worst what will happen is that Nintendo stops making consoles and only makes software, like Sega. Which would hardly make them irrelevant. Even Sega themselves, despite their problems, are far from irrelevant yet.

    Nintendo’s style is important for the industry. We’re already dominated by the casual fps crowd, we need consoles that offer alternatives. We need funky controllers and miiverse and all that stuff. We need things to keep the industry fresh. I’d rather not rely solely on small indie devs for that.

  15. nintendo need to lift their game if they want to be the only console under the tv. so do microsoft or sony. i love nintendo and if they had great support by third party publishers i would have no need to buy another console.

  16. All i got to say is Pachter he’s person you can not. I REPEAT CAN NOT listened too. he’s is beyond the worst analyst i’ve seen so far. If you going to make a statement you should ether 1 stick by it or 2 apologies for you’re previously statements.before changing you’re mind on a subject Because to me & im pretty sure others look at him as a man with no credibility. & besides that i won’t lie & say the wii u is by far greater then ps3 & xbox. But i will say i have enjoy my wii u & it’s a console i can tell u with no fanboy in me have great potential to change what we know as gaming. the community on wii u is very enjoyment & someone can get lost in. But each console is great for different reasons. Writen on my gamepad on wii u.

  17. He still believes that next ps and xbox will make a huge leap like the last generation. He is so stupid. At much, next gen will handle the Crysis 3 PC version, maybe just a little bit better, and Wii U wont lose third party support, now the 3 machines will be very alike, so it will be really easy to take the games to all consoles, plus the new engines are scalables and developers love $$$.

  18. Michael pachter is the last human being I would ever take gaming advice from! Mainly because he sits in an airtight room smelling his own farts! He has never said anything that carries real weight in his financial future predictions ever! It must be hard for him sucking his own c@ck all the time.

  19. I have trouble taking Pachter seriously. Aren’t there any other video game analysts out there?

    I mean the dude thought Nintendo would replace the Wii after 2 years. Maybe that sounds great from a graphical perspective, but you have to wonder if he even understands relationships with developers and the consumer install base.

  20. he is letting us know what the insiders of the industry are thinking he wants to hurt wiiu sales its the whole anti nintendo lie that will last the whole generation its yet again the industry vs nintendo the cpu is WEAK all lies its less powerful than ps3 and x360 again lies its a stop gap console again totally made up its a toy OH BOY THE KIDDY MYTH AGAIN the industry was disrupted by nintendo and the cost to profit ratio is unprofitable even supporting 4 formats they fail pc ps3 x360 wiiu they are all out of touch talentless morons with hollywood delusions

    micheal pachter and all the other anti nintendo guff is all a butt hurt lets try and stop wiiu freak show there was no wiiu hack of cpu he made it up it was all part of the freak show

    dice the cpu will SHORTEN THE WIIUS LIFE notice how the wiiu is going to die so ps4 can take its place there is no life shortening cpu its a lie the fanboy developer wants u to not own a nintendo but the brand HE FANS

    these cretins are unbelievable theres one rule for everyone and thing on earth then another rule for nintendo and we as consumers are supposed to fall for that lie LOL

  21. Lol I bet each one of you has a 360 or PS3, and I think ,and want them to stay on the market, I love my PS3 and 360 and PS2.Lol I need variety of consoles to satisfy me for each genre of games I like.

  22. I think the real thing we should be worried about here is how he basically bashed Google+. Pachter, Google+ is the shit. Anybody in their right minds wouldn’t HESITATE at all to switch over to it.

    1. Exactly! I have more of a problem with him saying that, ’cause his Nintendo bashing is expected. It just shows how much he’s out of touch with everything, why do we continue to listen to him? I DID give up Facebook for Google+. Staying with Facebook and shrugging off Facebook is like sticking with MySpace and shrugging off Facebook.

  23. I do understand and see some of his points, but why do I need 500K other users to enjoy Call of Duty? I play it every night on Wii U and have a blast with only a couple thousand people on there just like I have previous installments on the PS3 or Xbox. also, the times have changed, its not all about marketing to one device and thinking everybody will only by one of the brands. How many people in here own multiple systems? I don’t use FB or google+, terrible reference Pachter, yet I own every single system out right now.

  24. I do think Nintendo’s going to hit a really low point within the next decade (if this isn’t somehow already it…), but after a year or two of obscurity they’ll come back and dominate the market once again with even more beast stuff.

  25. “They have their niche, Nintendo’s first-party content is great content, and hardcore people will keep buying their consoles, but they’re not going to only play with Nintendo consoles.”

    I can agree with this.. I’ve branched out to other systems as well as continuing to play Nintendo products.

  26. I think I understand what Pachter is trying to do.

    Remember a few weeks ago, when he was, in his own asshole way, praising the Wii U?

    Now that he ALSO said it’s going to fail, no matter how the success of the Wii U turns out, he has something to point to say he was right, regardless of the fact that he would also inversely have been wrong.

    This also confirms, Pachter has no professional standards….

    …but of course, we all knew that.

  27. I kind of (unfortunately) agree with what Pachter says, BUT not for the multiplayer reason (Wii U will excel in multiplayer). Developers will not support the Wii U due to it’s very underwhelming clock speed on the CPUs. Of course Nintendo will be able to do things with it because, hey, it’s Nintendo but looking at some of the games that have released at launch, the Wii U cannot even properly handle current generation games and as examples: just look at the drops in the framerates that occur quite often in some games. AAA Games now require much more than graphics alone (and I believe that Nintendo just focused on graphics this time) and when the Xbox 720 and PS4 (or whatever they will be called) are released, Nintendo is going to have a major disadvantage with CPU (don’t think that with GPU).

  28. The Xbox 360 is going to lose all support in 5 hours because the Wii U exists.
    Just because someone predicted it doesn’t mean it’s true.

  29. The WiiU does not have a single game (now, or upcoming) that I want to play badly enough to warrant me buying a WiiU… and neither does any other console. Nothing of interest anywhere, unless Bravely Default is announced for localisation, then I’ll get a 3DS.

  30. Will this dumbass Pachter make up his mind? One week he’s talking crap about Nintendo. Next week he’s talking positive. Next he’s talking crap again. Does anybody really even care what this guy has to say? He’s probably not even a gamer.

  31. everyone is doing it….apparently theres 5 people in the world playing cod yet miiverse shows well over 5 thousand its so telling these desperate sado fanboys and industry insiders all hating nintendo because there better than they are its truly pathetic

    now 007 has been released on the wiiu with no wii remote support BY THE SAME DEVELOPERS THAT MADE 007 Wii its all begining again the INDUSTRY DUMB

  32. This guy said Vita will crush 3DS, 22m 3DS>2m. Vita, also the 3DS is matching the DS and GBA in their time, and possibly higher. We all know how much DS was a success(150M+). Patcher also says 3DS is affected by smartphone gaming. Not Really. Also is it sad that PSP, has outselled Vita in Japan in last fiew weeks. This guy is just like Mr. Atari being Baffled by the WiiU.

  33. Of course no ones going to fucking buy the Wii U to play Black Ops. They’ll maybe get that game as a bonus.

    For fucks sake this guy is retarded.

  34. we should all boykot websites who post things ffrom pachter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. So you like this crap that pachter says??? I believe you are stupid if you read this shit, and with reading it you support pachter like this blog!!! so you are out ;)

        1. No, he said we should boycott ANY website that posts stuff from Patcher. Meaning basically EVERY FUCKING GAMING WEBSITE YOU IDIOT. Where did I say I like patcher? NOWHERE. And because I read this I support patcher? You are by far the stupidest person I’ve seen on this blog, I hate the guy, but I can respect he is just doing his job.

          1. You are an IDIOT if you dont understand that you support pachter with reading those blog posts!!!Becouse as long as people read those posts the blog writers posts more of this pachter shit!!!

              1. No, you are ecouse you understand nothing what i said!!! And thats why stupid people like pachter will get his attention that they not deserve!!!

    1. Because they’re allowed too? Just because you don’t like him, doesn’t mean that should dictate what they do with there own site.

  35. How sad, patcher…I had a Wii U and I love it. Heck, this comment is made from a Wii U gamepad.

    You just need some love, so go to gamestop, they’ll make you feel better.

  36. Patcher is being a faggot again. Why don’t you suck Jack Tretton’s cock and go wipe your ass with a PS Move Dildo?

  37. I despise this guy. He really has it out for all three major consoles. I feel like he praises cell phone shovelware more as of late. So the Wii U didn’t take off day on. Uhm, there’s a TON of crap on kids’ XMAS lists. I mean, seriously, they expect everyone to be able to afford it? I’m sure once more titles are available (cos though there’s a vast amount, a few are shovelware and a few are just ports) it’ll pick up. A lot of the “launch titles” turned into “launch window”, so that could’ve turned people away.

  38. The one thing many people fail to remember is that both the Orbis (PS4) and the next Xbox will have 2nd game lock on them. This in itself isn’t the biggest issue, it’s the economy. The second hand game market is huge, a lot of people aren’t as well paid as “industry analysts”, and purchase their games used.

    So, if the economy doesn’t brighten and wages don’t increase, the likelihood of second hand game sales increasing is high. All of a sudden you have families who want to buy a games console for entertainment, and look at 3 choices: The Wii U, the Orbis or the Xbox720, then wonder if they can afford new games, and find out that the last two consoles cannot play used games without an additional cost.

    Which one are struggling families going to choose ? Highly likely the console with no used game lock. I don’t doubt they’ll still buy some new games, but a lot of their purchases will be the used game market.

    This puts Nintendo in a better position, in my opinion.

    Lets look at the current generation:

    The 3DS or the Vita. The Vita, on paper, is a much better machine, but it’s not selling well due to poor games and high price. Clearly having the best hardware isn’t willing any battles this time around.

    People are thinking with their wallet, getting smarter about their choices, and looking beyond their front door for information. Wii U, irrelevant ? Unlikely.

    1. Didn’t Pachter say this can not be true as it is just to stupid to be true? Oh god how I will lol if it is true and he will end up praising it xD

  39. VITA ON PAPER A MUCH BETTER MACHINE DDDERRRRPPPP U DRINKING THAT INDUSTRY COOL AID AGAIN

    1 SCREEN VS 2 SCREENS ON PAPER 3DS TWICE AS GOOD

    3D SCREEN VS NO 3D AGAIN ON PAPER 3DS WINS

    3DS LAG FREE TOUCH SCREEN PSVITA MASSIVE LAG SCREEN AGAIN 3DS WINS

    3DS ALLOWS LAG FRE 1MM BY 1MM PRECISION STYLUS AND NUB TOUCH SCREEN IMPUT VITA SUPPORTS NO STYLUS AT ALL AND HAS MULTI TOUCH LAG ISSUES AGAIN 3DS WINS

    VITA HAS ZERO BACKWARD COMPATIBILITY 3DS HAS NEAR 1005 BACKWARD COMPATIBILITY AGAIN 3DS WINS

    3DS ALLOWS 2 POINTS OF VIEW 2 SCREENS VITA DOES NOT AGAIN 3DS WINS

    3DS DESIGNED AS MAIN SCREEN AND TACTILE SCREEN PS VITA HAS NO TACTILE LIKE SCREEN FUNCTION

    SHALL I ADD MORE IN CASE YOU HADNT GUESSED A CORE GAMER JUST POSTED

    OH OH I FORGOT IM SUPPOSED TO GET ALL CORE IN MY PANTS BECAUSE VITA HAS TWO STICKS LIKE OLD FASHIONED DUMB CONTROLLERS DO

    IL AIM WITH A KLAG FREE MOUSE PRECISION TOUCH SCREEN AND A NUB OR STYLUS SECOND STICK IS A JOKE IN COMPARASON

    VITA IS OBSOLETE NO 3D NO TWIN SCREEN AND A DESIGN CONCEPT FROM THE GAMEBOY VS OTHER ERA THAT WAS MADE OBSOLETE BY DS

    LOL

    1. I was going to read your comment, but the bullshit hurt my eyes.
      If you intend on trying to post an intelligent rebuttal (Google it), at least try to present your argument in a readable format.

      It’s clear that you didn’t bother to read what I had to say. I was implying that high specifications and expensive hardware don’t necessarily mean that the system will be a winner. The current economic climate just doesn’t support that. May be when you get a job, and have to pay a mortgage you’ll understand that the most expensive system isn’t the best. Two screens or otherwise.

  40. Thank you, Pachter! Your prediction makes my ‘Wii U-will-be-doing-fine’ belief stronger.
    Why?
    Because you’ve had a lot of wrong predictions. Here are some:

    1) Pachter: I don’t think Red Dead Redemption is not a blockbuster material.
    Fact: It sold like hot cakes.

    2) Pachter: Rockstar will have their own presentation in 2012 E3 Conference.
    Fact: They didn’t have any conference.

    3) Pachter: GTA V will be released by 2010,and by 2011.
    Fact: The game won’t arrive until 2013.

    4) Pachter: 3DS will be fine at the $249 price point.
    Fact: 3DS struggled a lot until the price cut (no hating on 3DS here, I just state a fact).

    5) Pachter: PS3/Xbox 360/Wii will be the last gen of consoles. There will be no new consoles after this gen. (He said that in 2009)
    Fact: Nintendo already released the Wii U. Next Xbox and PS is also under development will soon come out.

  41. This cannot be called “analysis”. I’m sorry but as I read this, it looks more like random thoughts, like the ones you get in a hot tempered and slightly drunken conversation with guests, or the random thoughts that come to you while you take a dump.

    It saddens me to see we live in a world where some men can sell their taking-a-dump epiphanies so expensively.

    1. PRESTOtheres nothing random about it HE IS PAYED TO SAY THISD SHIT BY HIGH END BILLIONAIORE INDUSTRY INSIDERS WHO UTTERLY FEAR NINTENDO HE IS A SPOKSMAN FOR THE USA COMPUTE INDUSTRY WHO ARE SHITTING THEMSELVES THERE WHOLE WORLD WILL END BECAUSE THAT MAGICAAL COMPANY WITH WIZARD L.IKE POWERS IS GUNA COME GET US

      ITS NO DIFFERENT TO USA TAKING IRAQ FOR THE OIL ITS THE SAME THING ITS A WAR NINTENDO ISNT SEEN AS A FORMAT OR A GAME MAKER ITS SEN AS A SUPER POWER THAT IF NOT STOPPED WILL GOBBLE UP THE WHOLE SHOW THESE PEOPLE LOST BILLIONS OF THERE DOLLARS LAST GEN GUESS WHO TOOK THE LOT NIN-TEN-DO

      THE WINNER OF THE VIDEO GAME WAR COULD BECOME THE SUPER POWEWR IN ALL COMPUTING AND DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT THE WAR IS KNOWN AS THE SET TOP BOX WAR FROM THE 1960S MAYBE LONGER

      THEY HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT ONE DAY IN THE FUTURE A BOX UNDER THYE TV WILL DO EVERYTHING IN ARE LIVES BANKING NET SHOPPING MOVIES GAMES THE WHOLE SHOW WELL TIMES CHANGE ITS IN FACT SMART PHONES THAT BECAME THE BIG DO IT ALL MAINSTREAM DEVICE BUT THESE PEOPLE AT THE TOP STILL SEE THE SET TOP BOX DO IT ALL COMPUTER AS THE DREAM THE COMPANY THAT CRACKS IT AND WINS COULD MAKE MORE THAN WINDOWS AND BE EVEN BIGGER THAN MS AND ALSO CONTROL ARE LIVES JUST LIKE WINDOWS HAS

      SONYS PLAYSTATION BRAND WAS SEEN AS THE MOST LIKELY SET TOP BOX DUE TO THE BRANDS IMAGE AND POWER NOT ITS GAMES OR COMPUTING ETC ITS BRAND XBOX WAS MADE TO FIGHT SONY IN A BATTLE TO THE DEATH XBOX WAS A SHIELD TO PROTECT WINDOWS (OH SORRY U THOUGHT MS CARED ABOUT GAMING OK U GOT FOOLED)

      NINTENDO DISRUPTED THE COMPUTER AND VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY IN 1980S AND DESTROYED ATARI AT THE TIME ATARI WAS SEEN AS THE COMPANY THAT WOULD BEAT OUT IBM COMADORE APPLE AND ALL THE OTHERS TO BE THE SET TOP BOX HOME COMPUTER PROVIDER WHAT NINTENDO DID TO ATARI WOULD BE LIKE SEGA COMING OUT OF NO WERE RIGHT NOW AND BANKRUPTING APPLE >>>>THATS HOW BIG IT WAS<<< AND U WONDER WHY NINTENDO IS HATED WAKE THE FUK UP TO FACT AND HISTORY

      NINTENDO AGAIN HATCHED A PLAN OF DISRUPTION WITH Wii LET SONY LOOSE BILLIONS FIGHTING MS LET MS WASTE BILLIONS FIGHTING SONY AND LET THE 3RD PARTY INDUSTY CRASH DUE TO DISINTEREST IN SAMEY 3D SO CALLED CORE GAMES

      AND BRING TO MARKET A ALL NEW MACHINE SO MS LOST BILLIONS SONY LOST BILLIONS ALL THE 3RD PARTYS LOST BILLIONS AND Wii LIKE NES DISRUPTED THE MARKET

      IT WAS BIBLICAL AND I PREDICTED IT IN 2003 HOW NO ONE SEEN THIS COMING WAS COMADY GOLD

      A NINTENDO INVESTER WROTE THIS COMMENT

  42. Tell the general public that the company in question is going to lose money. The general public stops investing in said company. Stock prices dive. You then tell your clients who are will to invest large somes of money that the company’s endeavors will be successful. These investors buy up stock in the company at a much cheaper rate. Company succeeds. Profit.

  43. Has Pachter ever been to Japan and seen and heard what they think about Nintendo? No? That is what I thought. Before Pachter goes spouting his stupid opinions on Nintendo’s future he should realize the world goes beyond his room. There is a million Japanese people busting a nut over the Wii U’s release. Plenty of Americans and Europeans and others around the world as well. Those who shun Nintendo without even giving them a chance are just plain morons. Don’t get me started on them. They act like they are too good for Nintendo! Really? People can pretend they are hardcore gamers all they want… that is just moronic. So idiotic it makes me laugh. You want to know hardcore? Go talk to someone from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or Zimbabwe, or Sierra Leone… Those people are hardcore. Not you, who sits in your room playing COD or any other game for that matter and says Nintendo is for kids. That is nowhere near hardcore. Don’t make me say what they really is. Nintendo is for people who are creative and who long for innovation, for those who have great imaginations, for people who are kind and empathetic towards one another, for those who seek adventure in their minds, ect… Granted, there are certainly exceptions. These are the kind of people I want playing Nintendo games, not some hardcore nobody.

    1. I think you are right!!! And another thing is why does the ps3 and xbox 360 players call themselves hardcore gamers??? Just becouse there consoles has better graphics, or more ram??? I think hardcore gamers are gamers who love playing there games and stay behind a company they like, buy the games and dont buy illegal copys of them, and at the end playing all nights long ;) I support nintendo now for 25 years beouse i like the company and there way they go and thats why i am hardcore, and not becouse my console has better graphics ;)

  44. He’s not wrong. Nintendo fanboys can curse him all you want, but Wii U isn’t nearly the big news that Wii was, and as far as core gamer market is concerned, they’re not impressed by it.

    There are tons of hardcore Nintendo fans that will been Nintendo going, but as far as being a “big player” for third party games (the lifeblood of consoles), Nintendo has been far behind the other two companies for a long time, and it doesn’t look to be changing.

    1. Hello :) Maybe the WiiU is not more innovative than the Wii was 6 years ago, but at least they always try something new and dont just put only more cpu power and more ram in the console like the others. And actualy i think the WiiU is innovative becouse of the GamePad, you can really make new play styles with it. And another fact is that Nintendo sold more Wii consoles than sony ps3 or microsoft xbox 360 consoles. And they made it that woman and other people played videogames who before the Wii never played any games, that is very good in my opinion :)

  45. When will you guys stop posting shit that Pachter says. He’s a nonentity, a nobody. The only reason I know about him is because of this site. Stop supporting the loser already and post real news!

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