Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has confidently predicted that the Nintendo Wii will win over consumers at Christmas due to its continuing widespread appeal and its fantastic fall line-up.
“I don’t think that Nintendo’s holiday season is in trouble at all. The Wii has dropped from first to third, but the new models for Xbox 360 and the launch of PS3 Move had something to do with that, and it’s likely only temporary.
“I think that Mr. Iwata is right when he says that the Wii is more of a holiday purchase, as the core audience has long been satisfied, and the more casual audience comprises the much larger portion of the addressable market.”
“With effective marketing, a slew of great games, and some likely support at retail, I expect the Wii to once again become the best selling console in November and December.”
– Michael Patcher