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Wii U Sold Out Until March, 3 Million Sales By Christmas - Pachter

Adam Barnes

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Pachter offers his thoughts on the Wii U sales, and predicts a healthy launch for Nintendo.

Published on Nov 22, 2012

If you've not got a Wii U yet, you may be lucky if you get one at all before Christmas, claims Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter.

While it's easy to spot a sense of negativity towards the Wii U, Pachter doesn't believe this has impacted on Nintendo's launch in anyway.

"I don't think this has much impact on the launch," Pachter tells us, "and continue to expect launch quantities to be sold out, and reorders to remain sold out through March."

"Negativity overall will never go away," Pachter beileves, "so I expect the negativity to continue through holiday. I think Wii U will sell out its production through March, which is 5.5 million hardware units. The company probably will ship 3 million by Christmas, and all will be sold out."

3 million sales by Christmas - little more than a month after the Wii U's release - that sounds like a healthy launch to us.

Despite the numerous hardware issues and general negativity towards the hardware, Pachter claims he doesn't see any "impact on the European or Japanese launches."

Are you planning on getting the Wii U when it launches in European or is Nintendo - like so many naysayers on the internet - 'dead to you'?

 

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