Nintendo NX Is Not Going To Be Very Good, Will Be Backward Looking Technology – Michael Pachter

Nintendo NX will launch in 2017, says Michael Pachter.

Posted By | On 12th, Mar. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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Nintendo’s NX remains an enigma, though the mists around it have started to clear somewhat, thanks to a spate of recent rumors and leaks. And while no one quite knows what the NX is going to be (except for Nintendo themselves, and they’re not sharing- not until E3, presumably, anyway), on the whole, sentiment regarding the new machine seems to be positive.

However, one person disagrees with the general optimism around the console. That someone is Michael Pachter, well known analyst at Wedbush Securities, who has been known for his outspoken analyses and projections regarding the gaming market. We recently had the chance to sit down with him, and talk about multiple things pertaining to the future of the gaming market. And naturally, the discussion swung towards the NX too.

“I’ve no idea what that thing is going to be,” Pachter said, when we asked him about the NX. “I don’t think it’s coming out this year- Nintendo’s practice has been to show things a year, year and a half before they come out, so… I think they’ll show it at this E3, and I think it’ll come out next year. It might not come out in November, it might come out in March…

While Pachter admitted to not knowing what the NX is going to be, he still had his own ideas about what it could be- ideas which echo those that a lot of people seem to hold. However, unlike those people, Pachter isn’t impressed by what he is hearing.

“You know, it’s sounding an awful lot like it’s a handheld and console hybrid, where you have a handheld and you do some stuff on it, and the console will be like an Apple TV or something, and you can pull games down from that,” he said. “I’m not really sure. I would say based on Nintendo’s recent history, it is not going to be very good. I know they are pretty excited about it, but I would say it’s a backward looking technology, that is just not an improvement over everything else that we’ve got an option to do, and it will completely miss the point of games getting away from consoles.

“We’ll see,” he said. “But I think Nintendo is desperately clinging on to an old business model that is passing them by.”

Those are some scathing words from Pachter about the future of one of gaming’s most beloved companies- no doubt Nintendo fans are hoping they do not hold true.

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  • Kaihaku

    We need to stop listening to the guy who predicted that the Vita would destroy the 3DS.

  • wolf

    Nintendo hit it’s heights at N64 and have trying the same stuff over and over again. Wii hit the mass market for due to the family and fitness games. But people soon got bored. Gamers want more nowadays.

  • SM71

    Lol. He has “no idea” what it is.. but somehow thinks he ‘knows’ it won’t be good or that his completely uninformed ‘opinion’ is relevant

    why does anyone even report about this guy?

  • Christopher Gautreaux

    Yeah, Nintendo is in so much trouble. They make games that are stable and kid friendly. Not too mention the games are super fun. Oh, and they are in a class of their own. Nintendo is in so much trouble… Yawn.

    • NEKO WORKING

      super fun is just yet another opinion, to me Nintendo games are super boring.

    • Fierce_Deity_link

      explain this. it does not compute.

  • disqus_LYwEkuClIO

    Known to be outspoken, and known to always be wrong, I don’t know why this idiot still has a job

  • Alec Dever

    Michael Pachter is the living embodiment of bullshit used for sites as clickbait. Truly embarrassing.

  • Sue Henry

    Probably the same Dbag who thought it was silly to put veggies and beef in between two pieces of bread.

  • Invisible Opinion

    This guy should keep his mouth shut until he actually knows what the NX is, just as he should have kept his mouth shut about Netflix.

  • Charles Watson

    Why does anyone listen to this clown? How is he ‘an analyst’? He’s literally always wrong and his opinions are just hateful, not actually informed in any way. Is this his job? Can I have it please? I actually get things right sometimes. He claimed the Wii would flop, I didn’t think it would, therefore I am a superior ‘industry analyst.’ Here are some of the stupid things this guy has said. http://segmentnext.com/2015/12/10/a-visionary-history-of-michael-pachters-bold-predictions/

  • HoistDude

    From the same analyst who said Netflix was a doomed enterprise at the start? Why does anyone listen to this moron?

  • disqus_Jstu0tVmuA

    It’s absurd to say you have no idea what something is going to be, but also that it won’t be good. Also, I have no interest in mobile new wave millennial gaming. I’d be happy for Nintendo to stick to the past and just put out an awesome console. This is incredible poor and pointless journalism.

  • Brandon McCrary

    Honestly, if I had interviewed Michael and this was all the information I could obtain, I wouldn’t have even bothered writing about it. This is just a useless appeal to authority… and a weak one at that.

  • Justin Sorensen

    And I’ve seen Micheal Pacter proven wrong many times over the years. He’s no longer an expert, how about you get someone more credible to predict a dooms day scenario like this, Nintendo isnt known to make a failure after a failure. It’s failures have given birth to some of the best consoles I’ve ever had.


 

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