Game analyst Michael Pachter is back with his dire predictions of how the Wii U and Nintendo will fail. This time, he believes that after the third parties have released their Wii U launch games, they’ll abandon the console in favor of the next gen systems from Microsoft and Sony. Pachter said:
“I think you’re going to see now with the Wii U, notwithstanding its early launch support, nobody’s going to support it. I don’t think we’re going to see every game on the Wii U next year.”
Pachter added that while games like Call of Duty Black Ops 2 are great on the Wii U, there isn’t an online community to play with. “Nobody in their right mind would buy a Wii U and say ‘I’m going to play Call of Duty’”, Pachter said.
Finally, Pachter is predicting the demise of Nintendo as a company.
“I think Nintendo becomes completely irrelevant. They have their niche, Nintendo’s first-party content is great content, and hardcore people will keep buying their consoles, but they’re not going to only play with Nintendo consoles.”
It’s not surprising that Pachter has these kinds of words for Nintendo and its Wii U. He took a similar stance in 2006 with the Wii, saying that the much more powerful Xbox 360 and PS3 would make the Wii and Nintendo irrelevant. We all know how that turned out.
Pachter has been flip-flopping a lot when it comes to the Wii U. He believes the Wii U will sell out and be a popular console, now he thinks Nintendo is done. We’ve heard him say that Nintendo “doesn’t get it with the Wii U” and that it will fail, but then said that he’ll buy a Wii U console just to play Bayonetta.