Every time Nintendo does or doesn't do anything, well-regarded analyst Michael Pachter almost always has something snide to say about it. The man has forged a career out of shooting down new projects and pouring scorn over potentially exciting games.

It seems, though, that when it comes to the 3DS, he's actually quite impressed:

The 3DS was SO much better than I ever imagined, it has to be the hit of the show. I think that they can sell out the first 10 million at any price below $300, and I think that the experience is well worth a price that high.

Anyone doubting 3DS's potential can put their raised eyebrows away now – Patcher has spoken!

[source computerandvideogames.com]