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Pachter - Wii U software sales 'abysmal'

Postby robometal cowboy » 06 Dec 2012 22:12

Pachter - Wii U software sales 'abysmal'
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The following comes from Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter...

- says Wii U software sales came in $50 million below expectations
- slow software sales for DS and 3DS as well
- Wii U software sales "were abysmal, only Super Mario sold any meaningful units."
- "Wii U hardware was sold out, we checked, so it's a supply issue."

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Postby mdluffy » 06 Dec 2012 22:13

getting sick of pachter's BS
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Postby ridleysaria » 06 Dec 2012 22:13

Well the launch titles weren't very exciting.....
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Postby LegendofSantiago » 06 Dec 2012 22:14

NSMBU alone out sold everything from the PS3's launch. It doesn't seem so bad when you look at it that way
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Postby lz20xx » 06 Dec 2012 22:19

Let the fanboy resistance commence...
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Postby Hyperfludd » 06 Dec 2012 22:20

Seem to forgot to mention he also says that steady Wii U sales will help the industry grow from the current decline.

But I guess negative and Patcher makes for a much more clickable thing. Oh well.
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Postby Dogglord » 06 Dec 2012 22:23

You mean a popular, established franchise is popular?! Get outta town!
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Postby CrispyGoomba » 06 Dec 2012 22:25

Welp, it's almost Christmas time and Pachter needs all of the publicity for extra money. Let the trolling commence
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Postby Johnknight1 » 06 Dec 2012 22:34

$50 million is about 800,000 copies. That's not that much money to Nintendo.

Man, this guy sounds and looks bipolar. Maybe he's been smocking the same crazy crap Kevin Smith smokes...
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Re: Pachter - Wii U software sales 'abysmal'

Postby stealth » 06 Dec 2012 22:34

isnt that patcher?
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Postby Mike_Intellivision » 06 Dec 2012 22:46

It is a shame the because of the lock-down on the NPD data -- all we have are analysts who will talk to share data.

Also, Nintendo sales are down. And Nintendo retail sales are down started selling digital on release day. Coincidence?

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Postby PatrickTheHuman » 06 Dec 2012 22:47

He must have had Mexican today, because this guy just can't stop crapping.
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Postby joshb1983 » 06 Dec 2012 22:50

I swear he needs to be slapped, hard, in the face, with a bus...
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Postby anime5ever » 06 Dec 2012 22:54

joshb1983 wrote:I swear he needs to be slapped, hard, in the face, with a bus...

or a planet.
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Postby kitroplious » 06 Dec 2012 23:01

At first, I thought Pachter said 50 million consoles below expectations! :-P
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Postby lynnvin » 06 Dec 2012 23:15

Below whose expectations?? His?? I work in the financial industry and I deal with analyst from all industries and most of them do not know their ass from a hole in the ground. They all come out and say all this bullcrap about a company or industry that they really have no experience with first hand. They think that just because they have their MBA and did all of these case studies in grad school that they know how a company should be operated. The problem is that they do not have any accountability - remember Meredith Whitney, the so-called analyst who got ONE right call on the Banks going bust during the financial crisis. She had made numerous calls after that ONE right call and none of them turned out to be true. Try not to let Pachter get to you - he is more of a publicity hound now then a true analyst.
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Postby Chosenoneknuckles » 06 Dec 2012 23:16

Someone's running scared.
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Postby lynnvin » 06 Dec 2012 23:20

The culprit, he says, was Wii U software sales, which came in about $50 million below expected, and software sales for Nintendo handhelds, the DS and 3DS. "Wii U hardware was sold out, we checked, so it's a supply issue," he says. But Wii U software sales "was abysmal, only Super Mario sold any meaningful units."

Now, Pachter is blaming Nintendo for the entire industry decline in sales. What about Sony with the Vita? What did he expect in 12 days of sales in November.
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Postby LithosTheHero » 06 Dec 2012 23:31

What kind of sales does the guy expect, the amount of hardware was about what a little over 400k and he wants what? Every game to be at the same level? Not quite sure I understand his context at all because as of now, I don't see it ratio wise as abysmal in any way.
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Postby shadowbuster » 06 Dec 2012 23:40

Go home Pachter, you are drunk
please support my friend's spanish Nintendo blog NintenDominante for the latest Nintendo News in spanish!
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Postby Shonen » 06 Dec 2012 23:41

i got New SMB 2, Layton and Paper Mario from the e-shop for instance, also i heard that the wii u software ratio was twice as big of the original wii in 06, how can this be bad? for last but not least the Wii U IS sold out.
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Postby JPNR » 06 Dec 2012 23:42

I think he needs some enlightenment. I just spent 300-350 Dollars just in the console!!! And you want me to get... how many games? This is absurd. Regular people are not made of money. Most got the system and one or two games and it was probably a hard choice. Does that mean anything? Of course not. Oh wait.... Was he expecting to sell MILLIONS of software for 425,000 consoles in a week!? I don't understand these analysts....
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Postby PEICanada7 » 07 Dec 2012 00:13

Well since most of the game were also digital downloads, how do we know more people did'nt opted for digital buys over retail? I'm pretty sure that Pachter doesn't have Nintendo's downloadable sales numbers, so how can he possibly know what's selling, or not. Sure retail sales could be lower than expected, but online sales could be more than expected.
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Postby komicturtle92 » 07 Dec 2012 00:30

anime5ever wrote:
joshb1983 wrote:I swear he needs to be slapped, hard, in the face, with a bus...

or a planet.


Wow. That made me actually lol
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Postby zeeroid » 07 Dec 2012 00:35

Nintendo should pach it up, I guess
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