Patcher: Wii U “arriving 2 years too late”, console “has dumbest name ever”

By on June 14, 2011

Wedbush industry analyst issues his verdict on this year’s E3 announcements.

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Industry’s best known analyst, Michael Patcher, offered statements on this year’s E3, describing the expo as an event that “continues to get better and better”,  while being highly critical on Nintendo’s plans for its newly unveiled console.

The Wedbush analyst sees that Nintendo’s new platform the Wii U is “arriving two years too late”, while he believes that Sony’s forthcoming handheld the PlayStation Vita has “the second-dumbest name for a device after Wii U”.

“We were once again impressed by this year’s E3, and the show continues to get better and better,” Patcher said. “The hardware displayed was impressive, and each of the console manufacturers showed many core games for their respective systems.”

“The most impactful ‘reveal’ at the show was the Wii U, which, in our opinion, is arriving two years too late. Depending on pricing, the system will be either a phenomenal success or a phenomenal failure, as competitive bundles for Xbox 360 with Kinect and PS3 with Move are likely to be priced below $300 by the time the Wii U launches.”

Wii U is expected to launch next spring according to Sega’s EVP, who may have accidentally let slip Nintendo’s release plan.


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