Famed web-analyst Michael Pachter has given Nintendo fans food for thought in his latest Pach-Attack show. This time, Pachter appears less enthusiastic about sharing his opinions, but today he’s brought Nintendo’s decision to skip their annual E3 presentation to the table, and he cuts straight to the bone.
Pachter, answering the question from twitter as to whether Nintendo’s decision to skip the E3 press conference was a good business decision, responds as follows:
“I think it is a crappy decision because you don’t get many opportunities when you’re a console manufacturer to have the entire world focused on games. So it’s the one time a year that you can be certain that everybody cares […] I think that from just a basic decision it’s an opportunity for Nintendo to really show off a lot of stuff.
“But you asked was it a good business decision and, from your basic economics, it’s a profit deal. If you’re expected revenues from spending money are bigger than the amount you have to spend to generate those revenues, then it’s a good business decision.
“I think that Nintendo gave this a lot of thought – they said we don’t really have anything new to show, […] we don’t really have any new Wii U games that are going to shine that are playable and, oh by the way, the reason that Fox News, ABC, etc, are all here is to look at the next Xbox and PS4, then we’re just going to look bad next to them.
“I think not doing it, probably, is a good business decision. I just think, as a gamer, and as someone who is interested in the industry, I would prefer to see everybody represented at every show. Nintendo made a business decision, and ultimately, it is probably the right one.”
So, Pachter believes it is a good business decision for Nintendo to avoid an E3 presentation this year, but what do you think? Let us know in the comments below.