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Analyst casts doubt on mainstream Wii U appeal

Postby Valay » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:30 pm

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Baird Equity Research is concerned about the Wii U. Analyst Colin Sebastian, in an investor's note, expressed concern about the console's mainstream appeal. The company is currently worried that only seasoned Nintendo fans will take interest in the Wii U.

Going forward, Sebastian stated that Nintendo needs "major first-party releases" like Zelda, as well as strong third-party support. Sebastian states that if all goes sour, Nintendo will be forced to lower the Wii U's price point, and, unrealistically, "consideration will be given to extending first party franchises to other platforms."

"We remain concerned that Nintendo's innovative Wii-U console will lack broad appeal beyond the core Nintendo fan base. Following a somewhat lackluster launch and holiday selling season, Nintendo will need to bring to market major first-party releases (Zelda) and retain the support of key third-party developers to reduce market share losses. In a negative scenario, Nintendo will be forced to prematurely lower the Wii-U price, and over the course of this cycle, we expect consideration will be given to extending first party franchises to other platforms."

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Analyst casts doubt on mainstream Wii U appeal

Postby Mizuy » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:15 pm

"extending first party franchises to other platforms.”
I wish I was paid to say nonsense, too.
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Analyst casts doubt on mainstream Wii U appeal

Postby Austin » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:29 pm

How long until we don't need analysts and people can just play games?
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Re: Analyst casts doubt on mainstream Wii U appeal

Postby thomas » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:48 pm

I think it's a fair thing to say the Wii U has failed to appeal to the mainstream so far. But then, Nintendo has stated they haven't focused their campaign on the mainstream cause they would be marketing a product that's sold out. This lack of big splash on launch might have some serious consequences though. Who knows when Nintendo's finally aiming for the mainstream. Next holiday season? Seems a bit late.

I find myself really not caring about any of it all as long as Nintendo keeps making awesome games. If this happens on another console, so be it.
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Analyst casts doubt on mainstream Wii U appeal

Postby invader_quirk » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:07 pm

That these people "expect" Nintendo to consider putting games on other systems really makes it clear that they have no idea what they are talking about.
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Re: Analyst casts doubt on mainstream Wii U appeal

Postby Patrick » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:42 pm

So exactly what everyone has said about every Nintendo console ever.
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