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Nintendo Has “Completely Blown It” With Its Wii2 Strategy Utters Pachter

by Ernice Gilbert on January 21st, 2011, under Michael Pachter, News, Nintendo

Nintendo should have released its Wii 2 since last year says analyst Michael Pachter, adding it’s now too late for the company to make a decent dent in the HD console market, seeing that Sony and Microsoft have the hardcore and online play on lock down.

That’s what he told Industry Gamers recently, eluding to Mercedes Benz, and how the company never stops releasing its C-Class just because there are C-Classes on market already.

“With as much respect for Nintendo management as I can muster, I think Nintendo’s completely blown it with their second generation Wii strategy,” he told the site.

“I think they have the mentality that to launch a new [console] they have to retire the old, and I think that’s wrong. I think the right strategy would have been to get a second generation Wii out and keep the old Wii at the same time, and have the second generation be the natural progression upgrade model.”

“You don’t see Mercedes stopping production of the E-Class because they have a C-Class… So they should let people start with the Wii and graduate to the Wii 2, and have online functionality and Call of Duty multiplayer on there and compete with the 360.

“Instead, they’re actually conceding that multiplayer market to Xbox 360 and PS3. They’ve always conceded it, but now with Kinect and Move, it’s a lot easier for people to make 360 or PS3 their starter console.”

Pachter’s saying all this now because early last year he predicted Nintendo would announce the Wii 2 at E3 but that never happened, instead the legendary company unveiled its Nintendo 3DS, a device it’ll release next month in Japan, and on March 27th in the U.S.

10 Comments

  1. Fri, 21st Jan 2011 at 9:20 am

    i swear pachter needs a diaper for his mouth

  2. Fri, 21st Jan 2011 at 9:31 am

    LOL! I really don’t take the guy on any longer. Hey Ghost, what’s your regular PSN account? Send it my way. Also, remember February 22nd is big for us here on GT, as that day we’ll get online, around midnight, and take over KZ3′s MP. Can’t wait.

  3. Fri, 21st Jan 2011 at 4:43 pm

    my regular psn is SirDiDimus19

  4. Fri, 21st Jan 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Got it. Will add you tonight.

  5. Fri, 21st Jan 2011 at 5:47 pm

    cool cool

  6. Fri, 21st Jan 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Added.

  7. Sat, 22nd Jan 2011 at 2:06 am

    id be surprised if ninty dont announce a new console this E3.
    the wii has lost its novelty, and because of that the sales are starting to plummet.
    the whole reason people bought the wii was because of its motion controls, but now both sony and M$ have better ones so its novelty is dead.
    plus, they have a worse lineup than M$!
    tis why i got rid of my wii after only owning it for 6 months, besides DKCR theres really no games i want to play for it.

  8. Sat, 22nd Jan 2011 at 3:11 am

    I need Donkey Kong Country Returns man. I need that game. Where can I steal a Wii?

  9. Sat, 22nd Jan 2011 at 10:28 am

    nowhere, i dont think id be able to cope with this site going down for a few years.
    ;)
    if you want to play it that bad just rent a wii from somewhere, thats what i was going to do but a friend of mine convinced me to buy one.
    biggest mistake ever!!!!!!!

  10. Sat, 22nd Jan 2011 at 11:17 am

    Okay okay, I’ll take your advice. Thanks. My little nephew has one so I might use his…

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