Michael Pachter, famous public video games analyst, has stated that he does not think the Wii U will save Nintendo from its recent decline. With the 3DS being pushed harder than ever, the 3DS and the upcoming Wii U is all Nintendo has to bank on right now. But more than just a somewhat stagnant appeal, Pachter implies that the very nature of trying to appeal to casual gamers has brought down their current and future numbers…
“I believe (and please feel free to disagree) that a large portion of the Wii audience comprised casual gamers–those who bought one or two games a year the first two years, then put the Wii aside–and that those casual gamers moved on to another platform. The “other” platform may have been Facebook games, smart phone games, tablet games, or one of the other consoles, but once they moved on, they are not likely to come back.”
He states that the Wii U audience is about half of the Wii audience and that the half of that portion of buyers will be competed for by Sony and Microsoft if the Wii U is priced too high.
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