Famed Wedbush Morgan industry analyst Michael Pachter doesn’t believe that the Nintendo 3DS XL will be the saving grace for Nintendo. Pachter also believes that Sony’s troubled PlayStation Vita is just too expensive for consumers.
“The larger 3DS format is not all that compelling for the consumer,”he said, “and although I think the XL will help sales, I don’t think that the impact will revive weak sales of handhelds overall.”
“Vita’s too expensive for most, priced pretty much the same as the PS3 everywhere. While I think the Vita is a good value and a great device, when compared to the PS3 it’s pretty expensive.
“Also, there is not much of a library of Vita games, so sales will probably be slow until we see more content.”