Wii U Shifts 675,000 units in December, Somehow Pachter finds a Negative spin to this.
The NPD group will release its December sales report and the worlds top gaming analyst Michael Pachter has already stated that Call of Duty is on the decline, and Nintendo’s inability to spark strong sales are major problems. Full details below.
According to GI.Biz, Pachter has stated that sales declined 11% for the year. Why did this dip occur? Pachter blames Nintendo and gamer fatigue of annual franchises.
Call of Duty Black Ops 2 sales are down 20%, Halo 4 has failed to meet the “lofty expectations” Microsoft has set for the title. The Wii U had a “underwhelming launch” according to Pachter. He also said that Nintendo had a weak 2012. One the one good bit of news, Wii U sales were up 59% in December with 675,000 units sold in the month, but of course he didn’t spend much time talking about positive Wii U news.
Pachter also had this to say about the core gamer market, “It is clear to us that those companies who primarily focused on traditional gamers were largely unscathed by the declines over the last few years, and those same companies will disproportionately benefit once traditional gamers drive industry sales into positive territory in 2014 and beyond.”
Pachter also did his fortune telling saying, BioShock Infinite will sell big, as well as Dead Space 3. And check this one out, the think GTA 5 will sell big as well, shocking. Pachter expects these declines to continue till Microsoft and Sony release their next generation systems.
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