Everyone's favorite Nintendo fan, Michael Pachter, has another comment about the Big N to share today. Michael Pachter is well known to be an avid Nintendo naysayer, but what a lot of people don't recognize is that he only ever mentions Nintendo's business practices rather than criticizing their software, which he has often said he finds quite brilliant. That said, here's his latest quotation regarding Nintendo's choices with the Wii U.
“I think they misfired on the Wii U. It’s just not that different from the other two [existing] consoles, and the gameplay isn’t as unique as the Wii. They made a mistake, it’s something they probably can’t recover from. I think they have made a costly mistake and their handheld business can’t save them in the face of cannibalization from smartphones and tablets.” —Michael Pachter
This kind of thing is nothing new from Pachter, but for the first time, he is calling their new console the nail in their coffin. While Nintendo has the 3DS to support them in the rough seas with Wii U, time will tell if the new home console catches on or if Pachter's forecast holds any weight.
If you'd like to read several analysts' takes on Nintendo's future, as well as what these people say Nintendo has to do to recover from the hit they've taken with Wii U, read the full article here.