Wedbush Securities Analyst Michael Pachter has once again raised a question mark on success of Nintendo upcoming handheld console Wii U. According to Pachter, Wii U will not achieve the same success as the Wii.
The reason Wii achieve such a massive success at its launch was because Nintendo was lucky, but this time around Nintendo will not be “getting lucky with Wii U.”
Pachter further added, only those gamers will buy Wii U who are hardcore gamers and Nintendo fanboys.
Here are the quotes of Michael Pachter:
I don’t get it. I think that essentially this is a solution in search of a problem. I mean, somebody had an idea–’let’s make the controller a tablet’–and there aren’t many games that are going to take advantage of that.”
[The Wii] worked, they got lucky, [but] I don’t think they’re getting lucky with Wii U. I don’t think they suck. I just think that they really believe that, ‘If we’re still novel, everything we do will work’. This isn’t going to work. Hardcore gamers will buy them; hardcore Nintendo fanboys will buy it. They could put out a piece of cardboard and say that it’ll play Mario and they’ll buy it.