Nintendo NX Is Doomed Without Third-Party Support, Says Pachter

By Mike Sousa on November 17, 2015, 3:15PM EDT
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The Nintendo Wii U failed to live up to expectations, and according to analyst Michael Pachter, Nintendo NX will share the same fate without third-party support. Pachter states that Nintendo's next home console needs to be similar to the PS4 and Xbox One in order to succeed.

"If Nintendo gets the same level of support for NX that it got for the Wii U, it's doomed before it launches. That's much, much more important than the price. If they get third-party support, if they make it in such a way that everyone can port every game over and the incremental cost to make if for Xbox One, PS4 and NX is $1-2 million, every game will be there," said Patcher.

"If it's a whole different language, or requires a whole different programming scheme, or requires something to do with the GamePad where you've got the controller different the way Wii U works, it's doomed. No one's going to support it.

"I think the publishers are leery of Nintendo, the third-party publishers. I think they got burned by the Wii, they were never good on the Wii, they got burned by the Wii U "“ especially Ubisoft. So, I think they are going to be very, very cautious. The more this thing looks like a PS4 or Xbox One I think the better it does, and, ultimately, the only people who are going to buy it are people that don't have a PS4 or Xbox One. Or, people who have a PS4 or Xbox One, and want to play Nintendo games."

Nintendo will reveal more details about the Nintendo NX in 2016.

Source: Nintendo Insider

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