Video gaming website VGChartz has contacted a number of industry analyst to find out what they think to the Wii U now that Nintendo has revealed pricing, release date, and crucially, games. Most of the analyst seem impressed with what was announced, but there’s a few that expect a price cut next year just before Microsoft and Sony release their next generation consoles.
- Wedbush Securities thinks the console will sell well through the holiday and could hit 7 million sold by March, but also warns that the company might have to cut the price before the 2013 holiday season to compete with Sony and Microsoft’s new releases.
- DFC Intelligence thinks the price is a little too high to start with, and sees a price drop coming before the console is twelve months old.
- Sterne Agee was impressed with the WiiU’s initial lineup, and thinks the console could sell one million units in North America over the holiday season, which would be in line with the original Wii console in 2006.
- EEDAR was not surprised with the initial price for the console, but is surprised at a lack of depth in the game lineup.
- RW Baird thinks that the company and console could have a strong holiday, but notes the console is not a “killer”.