Pachter thinks Wii U price cut will come as early as next year

by Jake Galouzis Featured 9 Comments 14 Votes 428 Views 14/09/2012 Back to News

Following the announcement of the Wii U's upcoming release and pricing format, outspoken analyst Michael Pachter took to Twitter to voice his opinion on the future of Nintendo's new console.

Amongst his barrage of tweets, Pachter claims that he expects Nintendo to have "produced and shipped" seven million consoles by March 2013. He further states that Activision's support for the console through titles such as "Skylanders, Wipeout, 007 and Transformers signals they think Wii U market is casual."

His most frank prediction of the night, however, was the declaration that "Wii U will have a price cut in 2013" (pictured above).

What do you think of Pachter's comments? Total rubbish or is he (for once) on the money?

By Jake Galouzis

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This guy again!
Shut the **** up patcher :P [Rage]
It is already damn cheap enough. They actually pay him to say this? I have a prediction that by the end of next year he won't have a job anymore.

Actually I think he is doing this to cause trouble
lawl this guy.
Yep, because Activision announce they are bringing their entire 2012/2013 end of year line-up to the Wii U, including BLOPS 2, it means they are saying the console is casual.

Never mind that Activision only have one hardcore franchise launching during this time frame, that's 100000% irrelevant -_-
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Heller said: Yep, because Activision announce they are bringing their entire 2012/2013 end of year line-up to the Wii U, including BLOPS 2, it means they are saying the console is casual.




+1, someone needs to send him the mmgn article stating this.
I wonder how many people he has swayed into thinking the same because half the stuff he says is meaningless as well as damaging.

Unlike the 3ds, I think the pricing is pretty competitive for a new console. It'll come down eventually but not in the way that the 3ds did. if there's a new console from Sony and Microsoft that year, I dont really see Nintendo dropping it if at all, if sales continue to remain steady esp if the pricing is still below them.

If he could point to the lack of 'big games' and support not coming in 2013 then he may have a point. Nintendo may not have the most 'powerful' console in the near future but it certainly will have a year ahead of it where they can say so.

If the multi-platform games can differentiate itself once SONY and MS jump in then I can't see why those games can't continue to sell well on the wii (gamepad etc).

If aliens colonial marines plays well, it'll be a great example ahead of what can be done on the game pad.
He did later say he was impressed with the conference and thinks it will be sold out until next April.
ahh did he @kangle

In the end price cutting something that's selling out wouldn't be very business like now would it.
Probably not a bad move by Nintendo.

Sony and Microsoft release high end consoles for $600+.

Nintendos entry offering is $250.

Essentially the same games with slower frame rates etc...plus Mario and Zelda.

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