Wii U: Pachter feels Nintendo’s sales projections are unrealistic

Sometimes we agree with Pachter too.

Posted By | On 25th, Oct. 2012

Nintendo earlier announced their 6 month result for the fiscal year 2012 and while they posted a loss, they also had a positive shipment projection for the Wii U and its software.

They expect to ship 5.5 million units of the console and 24 million software, which indicates an attach ratio of 4 games per console.

Furthermore, Michael Pachter, analyst from Wedbush Morgan, has revealed that these projections are highly unrealistic and cannot happen.

“Guidance for 24 million Wii U software units in FY:13 implies an attach rate of over four games, which we view as highly unrealistic given pricing and release slate,” he said. (Via GamesIndustry).

“The launch schedule is better than we had initially expected, with notable launch day titles including Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II, EA Sports’ FIFA Soccer 13, Nintendo’s New Super Mario Bros. U and Nintendo Land, and Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed III and ZombiU.

“However, demand will probably wane once Nintendo’s core fan base has purchased the first 5 – 6 million units, negatively impacting long-term hardware and software sales as well.

The Wii U will also be sold at a loss. More on that soon.


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