Pachter: Wii U won’t be “as popular as probably Nintendo thinks”

Monday, 12 March 2012 11:13 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Wii U won’t be the popular juggernaut Nintendo thinks it will, Michael Pachter has said, adding the firm has “Dreamcast themselves”.

Asked if it was releasing Wii U prematurely by a viewer, the Wedbush Morgan analyst said in his GameTrailers show Pach-Attack: “The reason that you’re saying that it’s premature, I think you’re really trying to suggest that it’s not going to sell well.

“I think that if in fact it’s a lot like an Xbox 360 in terms of graphics, frame rate and control scheme, then it’s probably not going to sell well unless it’s priced a lot cheaper, and I don’t think they’re launching the console at $150.

“So, yeah I think they are about to Dreamcast themselves. I don’t think Wii U is going to be as popular as probably Nintendo thinks it’s going to be. Question is, what does Nintendo do next, and I don’t know the answer yet. Let’s see howWii U sells, and I’m not going to predict this demise until I know pricing and features. When I know more about it, I’ll offer a better opinion.”

Wii U is expected out in major territories in time for Christmas. Thanks, Nintendo Universe.