Nintendo NX Has No Future If It Doesn't Get Third Party Support: Michael Pachter

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Analyst Michael Pachter has provided his vision of what's going to happen when Nintendo officially launches NX, its next generation "dedicated game platform" which is going to be a replace for both 3DS and Wii U while cooperating with them. Actually we didn't neither understand what this means, but in Nintendo we trust. According to Pachter, the next platform will need third party support if Nintendo doesn't want it to be a sort of Wii U 2, a project which is currently failing due to lack of external publishers' support.

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"If Nintendo gets the same level of support for NX that it got for the Wii U, it's doomed before it launches. That's much, much more important than the price. If they get third-party support, if they make it in such a way that everyone can port every game over and the incremental cost to make if for Xbox One, PS4 and NX is $1-2 million, every game will be there. If it's a whole different language, or requires a whole different programming scheme, or requires something to do with the GamePad where you've got the controller different the way Wii U works, it's doomed. No one's going to support it."

Talking about publishers' support, Pachter also offered a prediction, saying that everyone will be very cautious after what happened with the last two home consoles. "I think the publishers are leery of Nintendo, the third-party publishers. I think they got burned by the Wii, they were never good on the Wii, they got burned by the Wii U – especially Ubisoft. So, I think they are going to be very, very cautious."

Nintendo NX is showing up next year but it still remains to be discovered when the new platform officially launches: 2016 seems to be a bit early but, you know, Nintendo loves surprises.

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