Is the Wii U a mistake? Pachter thinks so

“Analyst” Michael Pachter claims that the Wii U is a mistake Nintendo won’t be able to recover from. He says it’s not unique enough and that Nintendo has made a costly mistake trying to compete with smartphones and tablets… But we all know how his predictions have turned out.

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“I think they misfired on the Wii U. It’s just not that different from the other two [existing] consoles, and the gameplay isn’t as unique as the Wii. They made a mistake, it’s something they probably can’t recover from.”

“I think they have made a costly mistake. And their handheld business can’t save them in the face of cannibalization from smartphones and tablets.”

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