Analyst: Wii U won’t impact publisher shares, next-Xbox won’t be digital-only

Thursday, 22 March 2012 12:57 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Industry analyst Doug Creutz of Cowen and Company isn’t confident Wii U will have an impact on publisher shares when it hits the market later this year, as historically, most publishers have a “low exposure” to Nintendo platforms. He also noted in his report, via GI.biz, the firm expects the next Xbox console to launch in fall 2013, and while rumors pegging it as a digital-only machine are highly unlikely, he believes it will be less expensive at launch than previous offerings in the console line. [image]