Famed industry analyst Michael Pachter firmly believes that Nintendo will launch the Wii U in October. Pachter made the comments during the latest episode of Pach Attack, during which he was asked why Nintendo hasn’t revealed the Wii U technical specifications.

“There’s a couple of reasons, I think. For one, they’re probably not certain exactly what their final specs are going to be. When I say that, they have the CPU and GPU down absolutely as developers are making games for it.

“I think they’re just waiting to see what the commodity prices are like, and what the assembly is going to cost them. They kind of have to go final at least three to four months before the thing launches, so I think you’ll hear specs around E3 and I think you should look for around a late October launch. That makes sense.”

“The answer is nobody has any clue, including Ubisoft,” Pachter later expanded, responding to whether the console would release prior to Assassin’s Creed III.”

“The game will come out on October 30th, and it’ll come out on Wii U if it’s out by then. If there’s not a Wii U by then, guess what, it’ll be held until it launches.

“I think it’s likely that Nintendo is shooting for around that date on Wii U. Historically, we haven’t really gotten console launches in the US and Europe past about November 15th, so October 30th sounds totally reasonable to me. But, I don’t think anyone has any clue. Nintendo does what Nintendo decides to do.”

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  1. The fuck is he talking about. The Wii came out in Europe on the 8th of December, and I’m pretty sure it was out on the 19th November in America.

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    • He’s not being smart. If you fling enough shit around eventually some of it will stick. He talks crap so, naturally, something eventually will be sounding sensible. Tomorrow he’ll say the Wii U is actually powered by thirty ZX Spectrums controlled by actual Pikmin. The man’s a goon.

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  2. This gives developers time to make games for the Wii U which is good.
    As for Pachter, I am surprised he has made such a statement, although reality is, he is right.
    Within that amount of time there will be lots of launch titles; and having lots of launch titles means lots of Wii U’s sold and mega yen for Nintendo…

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  3. wait patcher is saying something logical and is not bashing Nintendo O_O HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE NO NO NO ITS THE END OF THE WORLD AAAAAAAAAAAA RUN HIDE AND BLAME PATCHER AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! X______X ITS IMPOSSIBLE NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Nothing new here….

    and why the people watch their video, he call his watchers..babies…WTF, only people with interest in the topic(mostly 15+) would heard what a financial analyst say… that people is only a overinflated market analyst, he doesn’t even know about how the market operated(is very hit and publicty based,)

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  5. I guess he was bound to say something that makes sense eventually. He is still an idiot that has no idea how the industry works and likes mouth off at Nintendo’s expense way too often. Leave luck to heaven.

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  6. Patcher was actually logical for once?

    My god, celebration time for the world will never end and hopefully soon hardcore means “super hard games (Mega Man 3, Super Mario Sunshine” and not shooters.

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