Michael Pacther is frequently criticized by gamers for his thoughts and opinions on the game industry. And that’s because gamers are very polarized, no matter what the man says, there’s always going to be someone who disagrees, simply because they’re a Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo fanboy. Last time we heard from Pachter regarding the Wii U was when he said it “wouldn’t work“. Which of curse caused an outrage among Nintendo fans.
Pacther’s latest comments regard the Wii U price and sales estimate. We’ve heard from other analysts that they expect Nintendo to sell 4 million Wii U consoles by march 2013, but Pacther won’t make a sales estimate until Nintendo reveals the Wii U price. “As soon as Nintendo gives us the price, I’ll guess unit sales”, Pachter said at a recent industry gathering.
But Pachter also made a comment that shows his frustration with Nintendo, saying,
“People love to beat me up for bashing Nintendo, but they bring this on themselves. They [Nintendo] give no information, and want us all to proclaim that their consoles will sell record numbers.”
He has a good point. Nintendo doesn’t reveal much, and is generally a very secretive company. Which means industry analysts who have to give advice to potential shareholders have to do their best to guesstimate how well Nintendo is going to do with a particular product. It’s their job, after all.