Pachter: Wii U needs third-party support to succeed

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Nintendo must secure substantial third-party support for Wii U in order for it to succeed, according to Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter.

With a software line-up currently absent of strong commitment from third-party publishers, other than Ubisoft, I actually find it hard to disagree.

“I don’t think that the Wii U can succeed without a lot of third party software support, and don’t see third parties supporting it until it grows its installed base,” Pachter explained to Nintendo Life.

“Those things are correlated: a small installed base means less third party support, and the installed base can’t grow without third party support.

“If Nintendo can somehow convince third parties to develop exclusives and to develop cross platform games for Wii U, it has a chance. However, with games like Battlefield and GTA coming out without Wii U versions, it doesn’t appear that the third party support will be forthcoming any time this year.”

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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