Famed Wedbush Morgan games industry analyst Michael Pachter has admitted that he is concerned at what he claims is a lack of third-party support for Wii U. Third-party developers have been rather cautious to reveal what they have in store for Wii U, though it’s likely that they will announce their plans at this years E3 event in June.
“If that is right, the Wii U will have limited appeal, and ‘Xbots’ and Sony fanboys will just wait for the upgrades to their favourite systems.”
“I really think the key is third-party support, and from what I’m hearing, it is very light so far. Nintendo will be all right, they have a ton of cash, but I don’t think they will get to the sales levels they are accustomed to with this device. I’m most interested in third-party support, and we should get an idea of that at E3.”
“I think ‘same’ power level [as current gen consoles] is probably right, as it doesn’t make sense to ask third parties to do something significantly differently for the Wii U than for the 360 or PS3,” he explained.
“The price sounds right to me as well.”