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.