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, 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]