Wii U and PlayStation Vita have both been having a pretty heartbreaking time on the market since their respective launches. In eighteen months, Wii U is barely pushing six million units sold, while PlayStation Vita has sold little more than eight million units in two whole years.
For a while, Vita was selling much faster than Nintendo’s home console, but the gap has been narrowing—enough for Michael Pachter, an analyst for Wedbush Securities, to believe that Wii U will win the race to earn the second-to-last-place spot for this gaming generation.
In an interview with GamingBolt, Pachter said, “I think Wii U has more compelling content than the Vita,” and when he was then asked if he thought the Wii U would sell more units than the Vita in the end, he replied with a simple, “Yes.” He later explained that he thinks Nintendo can sell 3–5 million units per year for some time to come, but never elaborated on his expectations for PlayStation Vita.
At this point in their life cycles, I think this was a pretty easy call to make, and a nice reminder to Nintendo fans that Pachter isn’t the biased demon he’s often made out to be.