Industry analyst Michael Pachter is well-known for being an outspoken critic of Nintendo in recent years. Pachter has frequently pointed to the shortcomings of Wii U and 3DS as evidence that Nintendo needs to abandon hardware and become a software-only company, but he seems to have changed his tune a little recently.

During the last quarter, Nintendo turned a $67 million profit. Pachter weighed in on this, pointing to the success of Amiibo as a major factor. He also pointed out the fact that Wii U and 3DS sold poorly during this period, but went on to say that Nintendo should continue making hardware, so long as it’s profitable. Even so, Pachter feels that a major shift to mobile needs to happen soon for Nintendo, as he doesn’t believe their home console market is viable any longer. You can check out his thoughts by clicking above!

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Ben Lamoreux


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