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News: Pachter: Nintendo Has Lost Its "Mojo"

Pachter: Nintendo Has Lost Its "Mojo"

Analyst questions why anyone would buy a Wii U

Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has once again passed judgement on the Wii U, and has delivered perhaps his most damning assessment of Nintendo's console yet. Speaking to ABC's News 10, Pachter questioned why anyone would even consider picking up the console, aside from the (rather significant)...

News: Pachter: "I think Nintendo becomes completely irrelevant"

Pachter: "I think Nintendo becomes completely irrelevant"

Outspoken analyst casts doubt on Nintendo and Wii U's third party appeal

Michael Pachter - Managing Director of Wedbush Securities and someone who can always be relied on to stir up emotions - has made some interesting comments regarding Nintendo at the Digital Game Monetization Summit in San Francisco. Speaking mainly about the state of the games...

News: Pachter Pours Scorn Over Wii U Sales Projections

Pachter Pours Scorn Over Wii U Sales Projections

"Disappointing and unrealistic"

Whenever there are Nintendo-related sales figures to be discussed and dissected, you can almost guarantee that games industry analyst Michael Pachter will have some wisdom to impart. Nintendo recently proclaimed that it intended to shift 5.5 million Wii U consoles before April 2013, along with 24 million units of...

News: Teens Losing Interest In Social Gaming, Turning To Traditional Consoles

Teens Losing Interest In Social Gaming, Turning To Traditional Consoles

Research also shows the growth of digital downloads

Everywhere you look, there seems to be a story about how traditional consoles are under threat from social gaming, and that the console market as we know it is all but doomed. However, new research from Analyst firm Piper Jaffray reveals that attitudes towards social gaming are changing, with teen...

News: NPD: US Consumers Want a Hot Item This Xmas, But The Wii U Isn't It

NPD: US Consumers Want a Hot Item This Xmas, But The Wii U Isn't It

Industry as a whole is in better shape, though

2012 hasn't been a fantastic year for the video game industry in terms of sales. Year on year, the market is shrinking - August saw a drop of 20 percent, which is understandably worrying for developers, publishers and retailers. However, The NPD Group - whose job it is to research sales trends in the...

Rumour: Wii U is 50% More Powerful Than PlayStation 3

Wii U is 50% More Powerful Than PlayStation 3

The chips are up

Wii U's IBM Power processor is capable of some pretty good-looking visuals, with full 1080p output, but how powerful is the console overall? We don't know for sure, but one analyst thinks the machine will knock Sony's PlayStation 3 into a cocked hat. Arvind Bhatia, from firm Sterne Agee, told Industry Gamers: Some of the developers we spoke to indicated to us that the console will..