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Analysts Agree: Wii U Needs Games

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Nintendo’s console business is faring pretty poorly right now. After selling fewer than 100,000 units last month and lower-than-expected sales through this past holiday season, Nintendo needs to play their cards more carefully, especially if its competitors are launching at the end of this year. Analysts agree that in order to push sales forward to sustainability, Nintendo really just needs games

“Great games, unique to the platform, would be a very good start.”
— Colin Sebastian, Baird

“Games, games, and more games. The relationship between key releases—primarily first-party titles—and hardware sales is especially clear in Nintendo’s case. The sooner they get titles like Pikmin 3 and Wii Fit U on the console side and Pokémon games and titles like Animal Crossing: New Leaf on the 3DS side on store shelves, the better.”
— Lewis Ward, IDC

These analysts will hopefully be predicting a brighter future once Nintendo fully reveals their
massive slew of Wii U titles at this year’s E3. Michael Pachter, however, has made it clear that he thinks Nintendo simply can’t recover. Do you have high hopes for Nintendo’s future, or are you feeling a bit more pessimistic? I guess we’ll have to wait until E3 to better assess the situation.

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