Pachter: No one will support Wii U
Published on December 10th, 2012

Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter continues to spread doubt on how successful the Wii U will be, stating that third-party support will be minimal.

“I think you’re going to see now with the Wii U, notwithstanding its early launch support, nobody’s going to support it,” Pachter begins.

“I don’t think we’re going to see every game on the Wii U next year. I think when next-gen consoles come out they’re going to be better than the Wii U.”

He backed his point by stating that gamers are already settled on individual consoles, and Nintendo have released the Wii U too late to draw gaming communities for blockbuster titles such as Call of Duty.

“Call of Duty is amazing on the Wii U this year,” he explained. “The problem with playing Call of Duty online is it’s a community and if there’s only four people playing it on the Wii U it’s no fun.

“Nobody in their right mind would buy a Wii U and say ‘I’m going to play Call of Duty.’ That’s like saying ‘I gave up Facebook, and it’s Google+ now’.”

[Thanks GamesIndustry International]

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Alex's early adoration for Nintendo began with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land. This developed over the years, later peaking when he hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Nowadays, his enthusiasm is shared through Nintendo Insider, a place in which he can document his thoughts regarding the big N.

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