Wii U Must Be Sold Below $300 In Order To Succeed – Pachter

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According to Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst Michael Pachter, Nintendo must price Wii U below the $300 threshold in order for the console to succeed at retail.

That’s what he told CVG in a recent interview, adding that “Nintendo is intent upon repeating their success with the Wii.

“The console must be priced below $300 to succeed, and best at $249 or less,” he continued.

“While I agree that the Wii U controller is sufficiently novel and different from traditional controllers, I am not sure that there is a killer app that will drive Wii U adoption the way Wii Sports did for the Wii.

At E3 I was not particularly impressed with many of the games, and in particular found Sing baffling. I don’t understand why I need a tablet to read Karaoke words rather than reading the words on the TV screen instead.”

No release date was given the new console, however it’ll be available for the holidays around the world.

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4 Comments on "Wii U Must Be Sold Below $300 In Order To Succeed – Pachter"

  1. TheGrimOfDeath June 12, 2012 at 7:21 am -

    If the Wii U is going to be sold at 250$, then I really have no idea If I still should buy a PS Vita. o.o

  2. CaribbeanCLANK June 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm -

    Nintendo ent the same. The Wii U could cost $5 and I still wouldn’t buy one. It’s all about the games for me and Nintendo’s game library is weak.

  3. TheGrimOfDeath June 12, 2012 at 3:30 pm -

    If the Wii U cost 5$ and you still didn’t buy it, I’m sorry sir but you are just a completely retarded, dumass who is probably a fan-boy of some other company.

  4. nick June 13, 2012 at 6:26 am -

    come on mario and zelda are worth WAY more than 5 bucks!
    pricing totally depends on whats under the hood though.
    if it really is as powerful or less powerful than a ps3 and 360 than there really going to have a tough sell if its more than the competition, even if it has a fancy dancy controller.
    if it has more power under the hood than the competition though, than proportionally the price can increase.
    how much it should cost, how much people would be willing to spend on it totally depends how much juice it has.
    id spend a thousand bucks on it if it had the power of what a 1K PC would give you!
    it wont obviously, but just giving an example of pricing depending on whats on offer.
    realistically though 400 if its more powerful than the ps3 and 360, no more than that!
    simply because next gen systems will be out soon and people already will be reluctant to buy a wiiu knowing soon it will be outdated again.
    but than on the other hand vita is 400 bucks, so i guess ninty could make the argument……..
    just goes to show how overpriced the vita is!

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