WiiU: Third-party Publishers will not succeed on the system – Pachter

Predictions, predictions...

Posted By | On 11th, Oct. 2012

Just like all Nintendo consoles before the Wii U, the system will have a tough time attracting third-party publishers, according to Michael Pachter–an analyst at Wedbush Morgan.

It’s not something that is easy to predict considering the state of the industry right now, and whether Sony and Microsoft’s consoles will be sufficient for a healthy industry.

“I’m afraid we’re going to have a repeat of the Wii cycle from the publishers’ perspective and the developers’ perspective, where very few people will support it,” he told Thealistdaily. (via GamesIndustry)

“Then if it’s successful they’ll come in, and they’ll fail. When they fail, they’ll go away again. The reason I think they’ll fail is, I can’t think of a third-party publisher that did well on the DS. I mean, Scribblenauts, so there are a handful games and you can count them. Nobody did very well on the DS, and I don’t think anybody’s going to do very well on the Wii U.”

Well, Nintendo has to prove him wrong, innit? Let’s see if they do–taking Bayonetta 2 from Sega was a good start.


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