The Nintendo Wii U may be taking a beating in some areas of the media due to various launch problems that occurred recently, but that still won’t affect the Wii U sales from slowing down in any way according to one analyst. Michael Pachter has been speaking about the console’s outlook this week and he still thinks Nintendo will be laughing once the end of the year sales are recorded and accounted for.
Having said that, you can’t deny that some of the problem perhaps should have and could have been prevented by Nintendo by studying their system a little more prior to launch. By this we’re talking about the well documented freezing problems that users have been complaining about, freeze problems which need a hard reset afterwards and have been acknowledged by Nintendo on the official support website.
Then you have other lingering issues, such as the Nintendo Network ID situation as well which users aren’t too happy about either. With that said and done, there are some very positive news to remind you about as well. Black Ops 2 on Wii U is arguably the most impressive version compared to Xbox 360 and PS3, while only this week we found out that the system ‘secretly’ supports 3D playback on the GamePad as well which is really nice.
So is the Wii U really in trouble, or is the negativity just catching on without any substance? Infamous gaming analyst Michael Pachter believes that Nintendo doesn’t have anything to worry about, with Nintendo still on course to sell out of all Wii U stock until March 2013 after initial units are snapped up by US gamers and then by EU consumers as well, when the device goes on sale at the end of the month.
He also commented on the negativity that is swirling around over Nintendo’s new console as well, saying that it is unlikely to stop during the holiday period and will continue on until next year. In terms of Christmas sales, Pachter believes that Nintendo will go on to sell an estimated 3 million Wii U units during this period and will then be sold out completely.
What are your thoughts on the Wii U, after seeing all of the apparent ‘hate’ that is going on over at various messaging boards online? Are you disappointed with the console truthfully, or do you think that Nintendo has got a winner on their hands with the Wii U and will only continue to get better in 2013?