Pachter: Nintendo NX “Dead In The Water” Priced At $399


Outspoken Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter is back, this time with a warning relating to the Nintendo NX price point.

With the most credible rumour suggesting that the dedicated game platform‘s concept is a portable, handheld console with detachable controllers, Pachter shares concern that “it could have trouble getting noticed.”

He adds that it could sell well if Nintendo can secure third-party support, but that would require that publishers are confident that consumers will be interested in the console.

“If the NX is really a handheld with a docking station, it could have trouble getting noticed,” Pachter warned to Gaming Bolt. “I think that NX will sell well if it gets third-party support, and in order for that to happen, it has to be something that publishers think will sell well.

“It’s still impossible to have a forecast when we don’t actually know what it is or what it will cost. If it’s a console and costs $199, it will sell extremely well; if it’s a handheld and costs $399, it’s dead in the water. The odds are that it’s something in between, but I don’t want to guess until I see what it is.”

With Microsoft’s project Scorpio and PlayStation 4 Pro on the way, Nintendo will have to work hard to sway attention towards their fledgling console. Even if we feel that widespread disinterest in 4K may very well work in their favour.

Comments 6
  1. Why would PS4 owners want to literally “throw away” money on a cheap $199 toy console that’s not even as good as what they already have? Apparently he thinks Nintendo should release a cheap toy for kids under 12. If Nintendo released a console at $399 or $499, they could release a console that’s a good step up from PS4. This is because PS4 is already a few years old and prices have come down for CPU/GPU components. Nintendo doesn’t need to be releasing a cheap toy just before Microsoft and Sony launch impressive upgrades or new consoles.

  2. This is the same guy who said that the 3DS would sell like hotcakes at $250. Anything he says really should be taken as a grain of salt.

  3. This guy is clearly a retard who is trying to get negative media responses, making such disastrous comments about a product you know nothing about. Perhaps this guy really doesn’t know who or what Nintendo is. Go do some cocaine and kick start your brain pal.

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