Sep 29th, 2012

Game analyst Michael Pachter has been an outspoken critic of the Wii U over the past few months, but he has also had some good things to say about Nintendo’s new console. After the Wii U price and launch date were revealed, Pachter said that he thinks it will sell out for months, and that the first party Nintendo titles looked great.

He has more good things to say in the latest episode of his show Pach Attack. He’s impressed that Nintendo got Bayonetta 2 as a Wii U exclusive, and says that he was a big fan of the first game. In fact, he says “I’m gonna buy a Wii U just to play Bayonetta 2. I like Nintendo first party content, but I love Bayonetta”. He believes that Bayonetta 2 is so important for Nintendo that the game alone could account for 1 million extra Wii U consoles sold.

Pachter also comments on Nintendo scheduling their event right after Apple’s iPhone 5 unveiling, saying that it was a bad move. Most game industry insiders believe that the iPhone 5 overshadowed the Wii U, which received little to no press coverage in the days after the price and release date unveiling. Some asked whether the Wii U was struggling to build a buzz among the mainstream audience.

But Nintendo doesn’t seem to be bothered — they’ve only just recently started advertising the Wii U to the general public, with the first billboards spotted in Japan last week.

Check out the full Pach Attack episode below, which also touches up on mobile gaming and whether it threatens home consoles or not.

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  • Kamon

    Well it’s over guys… Michael Patcher has single handedly destroyed the Wii U’s coolness..

    • nintenfan


      • Nintenlord(3dsFc1246-9697-5107

        @wiiu daily staff your wiiu news are great but i have noticed that some days they is not many news. So im sugesting that the site should also give 3DS news

        • td,y,i,.

          No then they’ll have less time to focus on Wii U

          • frank (3dsFC=5155-3120-0417)

            Yeah, but they will get more people looking on the site. I found it by typing in google “wii u news” so if anybody types in “3DS news” the site will get more traffic which is always good. Doesn’t mean change the site name, just change what’s reported on. And on a good day we get 4 new articles. I would like a little more…

          • AwesomeNES

            The first Bayonetta was completely awful.

            It had a lot of issues with the bad gameplay controls, full of bugs and glitches and worst of all was just about everything in the game, mainly the story, the character and just about everything was awful. It’s a hore from hell.

            Seriously, don’t buy this game, you’ll regret every penny invested in it

            Nintendo should have just kept that game dead like it once was.

            Having Bayonetta 2 on the Wii U actually makes me think twice about buying a Wii U, the game’s that bad!

            I’m only interested in having more information about the upcoming Metroid, The new Zelda, Zombiu, Assassin’s Creed 3 and the New Super Mario Bro for the Wi U. Thoses Nintendo games are a must-buy.

    • Paul

      yeah and wii u daily own nintendo europe lol

      • AKA-Link77

        Well, if it werent for Wii Uβ„’ Bayonetta 2 would simply NOT exist. Atleast not this early. And Hes probably trying to escape or weasel his way out of present and future embarrassment by kissing up slowly. . . -_-“

    • Kamon

      O_o I was joking.

      • Nintedward-3dsFC=1289-8932-1209

        Shit son !!! I thought you were serious XD !!!!!!!! Excuse me and 64 others ROFL.

        • Nintenlord

          Un related topic but i think bayonneta will have a peach dress has unlock

          • Marq

            Or better yet, Zero Suit Samus…

        • Thepokemonmaster

          I haven’t commented in a while here and it seems Patcher is lieing here “I’ll buy the wii u just to play bayonneta 2” *sneaks 5 Other games with him* You can’t just buy one game! lol

    • 007 1/2

      WHOA! He can smile?

      • Michael Pachter

        Only for 3 seconds at a time.

    • Nko Sekirei

      gtfo troll ur not cool ur a loser dude if u love patcher so much go get a room

    • Nintedward-3dsFC=1289-8932-1209

      If you think a spoon like patcher affects anything , don’t fool yourself . This guy is about as influential as a dog turd .

    • Grodus

      Nobody cares what Pachter says. And he’s already single handedly destroyed his own coolness. It’ll be fine.

    • transaxle

      Uh… guys… It was pretty clear that he’s joking. ie – “Pachter’s so stupid that if he think’s somethings cool then it starts to suck” – Relax.

    • Enigmatic

      Wow, this shows how shockingly foolish you all are.

      He was obviously joking.

      • u mad bro

        The ”I would buy the Wii U just for Bayonetta 2” comment sounded sarcastic.

        • u mad bro FC: 0559-7101-5495

          Hey guys add me. That means you Nintedward.

      • u mad bro FC: 0559-7101-5495

        Friend code anyone?

        • Nintenlord(3dsFc1246-9697-5107

          Yep on name

          • frank (3dsFC=5155-3120-0417)

            Me too

        • NoPUNintendo

          I don’t have a 3DS anymore. Are you doing Wii friend codes? Also, I’ll gladly share my Friend Code for Wii U(or however its going to work) after I get it.

        • SteampunkJedi (3DS FC: 5284-2360-9145)

          Feel free to add me. πŸ™‚

    • Lord Carlisle

      I wonder where that troll Lucifer is after hearing Pachter say this…

      • Nintendonoob

        Dammit guys dont ask for friend codes here.. Thats why Wii U daily has friend code exchange forums .-.

    • Benjaminkno

      Why are these articles up when nobody cares about what he says!!? More articles PLEASE I’M TIRED OF SEEING HIS STUPID FACE! He’s a PHONY!!

  • Ben

    He seems to be changing now there is more information about the WiiU.
    I still don’t like him but i don’t find him that big of a douche anymore…

  • podge79

    Dont care wot he says now. The man has proved himself to be a complete and utter bullshitter. He shud be dragged out into the street and shot!

    • person

      For video games? You have problems even if you’re joking

    • Michael Pachter

      That’s a bit harsh.

    • Nintenlord

      And waste a bullet, are you mad(this is a joke i dont sponsor any kind of violnt act agains animals or humans)

      • Guhtere

        That would be considered violence against animals because Pachter is an animal.

  • allon

    Compare a phone to a phone and gaming console to a gaming console! Never did like that comment about comparing the iPhone with a freaking game console on sales! Just because the reminder I will not visit MR.Patchers video! Good day sir!

  • goginho

    Yeah yeah ..they all say that πŸ˜‰

  • brian

    well finally this guy is giving us a break to us NINTENDO fans…

  • nintendo forever


    • frank (3dsFC=5155-3120-0417)

      Me neither what is it?

      • Nko Sekirei

        (faceplam) idiots

        • AwesomeNES

          It’s a bad game that should have just been left dead.

          Just about everything about that game is awful.

          If Micheal Patcher, someone who hates Nintendo guts, tells you to “buy” this game, then you should be worried, a lot.

          Having you buy this game will be Michael’s Ultimate Vengeance.

          That game was full of bugs and glitches and that wasn’t even half as bad as the story, character and global design of the game.

          Michael Patcher wants to punish you by making you buy this awful game.

        • AwesomeNES

          Even if I had a mortal enemy, I wouldn’t suggest them to go buy Bayonetta.
          I would never be THAT cruel!…

          There’s a ton of better games on the market, don’t waste your time and money on something you’ll eventually regret buying in the first place.

      • Nintedward-3dsFC=1289-8932-1209

        Adding your FC now frank !!!! Add mine bro!

        • Kybalion FC: 1977-0184-9118

          Hey Nintedward and Frank! Add me.

          • Nintedward-3dsFC=1289-8932-1209

            Will do !

          • frank (3dsFC=5155-3120-0417)

            Nice trend you started nintedward

            Got it kybalion

    • nintendo forever

      can somebody explain to me what it is ABOUT!

      • Nintenlord

        Devil may cry on steroids “nuff said”

        • Draco Breach


          I’ll add that it’s pretty much complete fan service. As in, not for kids!

          Bayanetta has pretty well absolute control of her hair. It makes her weapons…and her clothes.

  • NoPUNintendo

    That’s cool Pachter, but that doesn’t excuse your earlier comments this year about the Wii U. That’s said and done. But yes, I agree with Pachter. A lot of people may buy the Wii U to play Bayonetta2, and of course, buy other games eventually.

  • goginho

    Slowly and surely the Pach is joining sides with Nintendo, not that I blame him πŸ˜› no time he’ll be playing more than just Bayonetta 2 LoL

    • frank (3dsFC=5155-3120-0417)

      Sure, that’s great, but we’ll always remember the bad things he said, not so much the good things he’s doing now.

      • Draco Breach

        A broken clock is right twice a day.

        I dare say I copied somebody there :p It’s a common metaphor, so I stand by using/stealing it!

        Anyway, he was a Negative Nancy until the latest press conference. Then he transformed into Mostly-Negative Michel

        When it comes to Nintendo, he tends to be a pessimist. He needs to show some overwhelming optimism before I’m willing to say that he’s started to edge to realism.

  • nintendoododo

    He just want to make us angry.

    • nintenfan

      Exactly, that’s what trolls do.

    • CountShaqula

      Hey look at it this way.

      Pachter is a fan of the game. So he says he will buy the system to play the game.

      Now remember that small group of insane “fans” that went crazy on Twitter, and ect? Calling for boycott of a game series they loved just because it wasnt coming to their favorite piece of plastic.

      If anything this is hilarious. It shows that Pachter is more level headed, mature, and sensible than those “fans”, because he’s willing to buy any platform necessary to play a game he likes.

      I wonder how those “fans” feel knowing that they are now lower than Pachter.

      • Draco Breach

        I tell those fans the following.

        It may well never have come to ‘your’ console. Platinum Games, for some reason, could not find a publisher. They came to Nintendo with the pitch, and they were the first to accept.

        If you waste at least $200/pitch, the fees start adding up. I don’t know how much Platinum Games spent pitching the game before going to Nintendo. They knew they had a chance – The Wonderful 101 made it.

        If Nintendo had not accepted publisher rights and authorized development, Bayanetta 2 may well never have come into being. Nintendo saved Bayanetta from becoming a wash out IP. Better, Nintendo may have saved Platinum Games from either going under or being bought out because of how much they sunk into idea generation for the game.

        Don’t get mad at Platinum Games (developer) or Nintendo (publisher). Get mad at all the publishers the developer went to first and rejected the Bayanetta 2 pitch.

    • Nintedward-3dsFC=1289-8932-1209

      I think he was complementing the fact that we have an Extremely high quality exclusive πŸ™‚

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        My 3ds fc 4038-6014-5977 πŸ™‚

        • Nintedward-3dsFC=1289-8932-1209

          Adding now !!

        • Kybalion

          El CaRaS1, my 3ds FC is 1977-0184-9118

          • Nintenlord(3dsFc1246-9697-5107

            I ben adding codes all day please do the same for me πŸ˜‰

        • frank (3dsFC=5155-3120-0417)

          Add me too

  • Nintenlord

    Good young padawan you are learning the ways of nintendo has a powerfull partner to get subscribers

    • Nintenlord(3dsF1246-9697-5107

      Some if they want to ad me

  • nintenfan

    I think he’s right that it wasn’t the right move for Nintendo to schedule their event after the iPhone 5 (which sucks by the way, it’s just bigger and faster) but it won’t damage them too much in the long run. The Wii U is fantastic, but it isn’t introducing something revolutionary like motion controls, but it does bring split screen to home console gaming. Initialy, they might have lower sales because of this, but it will pass the Wii eventually. Still, we can count on it having superb advertising like the Wii. Wii would like to play with U again. πŸ™‚

    • nintenfan

      Also, Nintendo isn’t trying to compete with iPhone, just XBox and PlayStation. It’s a home console, not a smartphone.

      • Yodin

        What does that have to do with iPhone you cannot compared the 2 and they are completely and totally different. Makes no difference whether or not make the move for Nintendo to schedule their event after the iPhone 5.

  • Opticine

    That’s Michael Patcher’s way of saying, “I was wrong about the Wii U it’s awesome I love it.”

    • JumpMan


  • ZombieGuns

    I’m still waiting on actual gameplay footage of Bayonetta 2.

    • Nintedward-3dsFC=1289-8932-1209

      We should expect the first true look at what the wiiu is graphically capable of!

      • frank (3dsFC=5155-3120-0417)

        Didn’t we see some of that with the blops 2 trailer?

        • Nintedward-3dsFC=1289-8932-1209

          Well I suppose it will look better than the ps3 and 360 version , but its still a cross platform game built with the 360 in mind and just tickled up a bit for PC and wiiu .

          We have to wait for these exclusive games like bayonetta to show us what the innards of the wiiu can do !. I believe practically nothing at wiiu launch is a good showcase of what the system can do fully.

          • JumpMan

            what about Funky Barn!?

      • Draco Breach

        I think it certainly will be the first true look, but I might have said ‘hint’ instead. I think we are still years away from seeing the full capabilities of the Wii U. I’m waiting to see what some new engines can pull out of the machine.

        Bayanetta 2 will be a true test of all current engines available.

        Before some haters get to hating, I’ll point out something. We will not see the true capabilities of the Wii U with exclusive launch titles.

        1) Games published by Nintendo are running at 720/60p only. These games will show off what Nintendo can do with the extra horsepower, but it won’t be their maximum capability.

        2) Ubisoft started development of ZombiU, Rayman, et al with a severely limited developer kit. They’ve improved since receiving v.4 and v.5 kits, but there simply was not enough time before sending the games to stamp. Wait until they have all the new engines to play with and games developed fully under v.5 kits.

        3) Most games are multiplat and work under the ‘lowest common denominator’ clause. These will continue to look current gen until next gen Microsoft and Sony consoles are released. While developers add better textures to the Wii U version, they were still made for lower-end consoles.

        As a note, PC games suffer a similar fate to the last reason. PC-exclusive games tend to look a lot better than multiplat games. Developers need to spend as little money as possible to bring in profits to work on other projects, make new hires, and expand facilities. Maybe they make a patch to improve the PC version if they have the time and money for it.

        In either case, the Wii U is only putting out its first generation of games. The second generation starts immediately after the launch window ends.

        Bayanetta 2 should be a second generation game. I doubt Platinum Games wants to wait for the third generation of Wii U games. Why? I think Nintendo will start showing off in the third generation – Smash Bros, 3D Mario platformer, Zelda, the secret Retro project, et cetera.

        • Nintedward-3dsFC=1289-8932-1209


  • LP

    He is not THAT wrong this time, he clearly doesn’t like Nintendo, but he’s cautious to criticize now as he’s seen the Wii U is for real. One more thing, he said he’s gonna get the Wii U just for B2, if you look at it correctly, he’s NOT saying “only for B2” which means that the Wii U and B2 alone is enough to buy one, but not limited to that.

  • Sethowar

    Pachter is just an intelligent guy who knows that the majority of the people who are watching his show are sony/microsoft fans. He then knows that if he needs to bash a video-gaming console it needs to be something other than the PS3/360.

    Nintendo and Apple clearly fit this category and he will punish them because that is what his fans like to see.

    It’s not to say that I don’t dislike him, rather that I can understand why he has been so eager to bash the Wii U.

    • darkfox

      yeah like x play

  • Paul

    if i was patcher i would be worried about the price of the other 2 consoles as sony and microsoft aint gonna sell theres for under Β£500

    even though i have a ps3 slim white ill stick with the wii u with games like call of duty and zombiu

    • LolWatTurtles

      “The price of the other 2 consoles as Sony and Microsoft aint gonna sell theres for under $500.”

      You’re an idiot if you really think that. I don’t care what you say, it’s true. You would have to be an idiot to think that Sony and Microsoft are gonna sell for $500+ because:

      1) The PS3 didn’t do well in the beginning due to the $599 Price, which lead to a quick price drop. That was in 2006.

      2) The economy is worse since then. If noone was paying $600 for a PS3 in 2006 what the fuck makes you think they’ll pay $500+ in 2013 when the economy has obviously dropped more and people don’t have as much money.

      • Nintedward-3dsFC=1289-8932-1209

        he said Β£500 , dude thats like 1trillion dollars πŸ˜› . Seriously its about $750-800

    • xdlugia

      Probably he doesn’t worry about them because we know literally nothing about Microsoft and Sony’s upcoming consoles?

    • ZombieGuns

      Paul, ZombieU will only be for the Wii U so you won’t have a choice of playing it on your ps3 slim.

    • Xblade13

      Well, technically you HAVE to have a Wii U to play ZombiU, but I get you’re point. I also agree on the competitors’ prices.

      I hate how people assume the Xbox 720 and PS4 are going to be more powerful than Wii U (not you, Paul; other people [cough, Lucifer, cough]). They just base their argument on the fact that the Wii was graphically inferior to the PS3 and 360. That was ONE generation, people. Before that, the Gamecube was graphically superior to the PS2/ Xbox, and before that the 64 was graphically superior to the PS1.

      Here are the 3 options for the PS4/720:
      – A system equal to or slightly less powerful than the Wii U that embraces the casual crowd (Kinect, Move), and is cheap to compete pricewise against the U
      – A system more powerful than Wii U but costs a hefty amount ($500+)
      – A system more powerful than Wii U and competetively priced, thus causing the companies to sell at a loss.

      Needless to say, the Wii U is awesome, and I’m sticking with it. It offers everything I could want and more. The gamepad looks fun to use, and more innovative than anything Sony and Microsoft have put out.

      If I were Pachter, I would actually think about this next generation from all angles. And see that Wii U is worth having. At least he says he’ll get a U for Bayonetta 2. That’s better than nothing, and maybe by the end of this generation he could be pro-Nintendo rather than a troll.

      Oh who am I kidding, Pachter will probably turn around and negate this article like he did with the launch price.

      • Xblade13

        Sorry for the long rant. πŸ™‚

      • darkfox

        just put RE and Metal Gear on the U and its one and done this gen. bought a ps1 for ff7 and a ps2 for ffx and a ps3 for RE5 and Metal Gear 4, I hated to do it but I love those games, but if the U gets all the cross plat games I love I will have no reason to support the competition!!

        • Draco Breach

          Speaking of FF7…

          Wouldn’t it be hilarious and telling if Square Enix announced the game fans have been clamoring for for years as a Wii U exclusive? Namely Final Fantasy 7 HD Remix.

          They’ve already hinted at dropping FFXV exclusively to the Wii U.

          As for RE and Metal Gear, there’s no reason to believe the publishers won’t eventually have the developers port them to the Wii U. …or develop exclusive games for the Wii U. In either case, both publishers have stated an interest in publishing those IPs on the Wii U.

          • Xblade13

            Heck with just FFVII in HD, put EVERY FF that was on PS on the Wii U, whether HD remakes for retail or the originals on the eShop. Imagine playing every numbered FF on one system! πŸ™‚

            For XIII, put the 3 parts (XIII, XIII-2, Lightning Returns) in a collectors set, and port XIV: A Realm Reborn. Then make XV a Wii U exclusive. πŸ˜€

            As for Metal Gear, we could get a port of MGS: Ground Zeroes (or exclusive?).

            Also, KINGDOM HEARTS! The HD 1.5 Remix (includes KH, R:CoM, and 358/2’s cutscenes) could come to Wii U. Same thing if they decide to do a 2.5 (KHII, BBS, R:C cutscenes?) Then both Nintendo and Sony fans can have the entire series (except DDD, for 3DS). Then KHIII can be on PS3 and Wii U!

      • Mass Effect fan

        Actually PS4/720 will be much more powerful than WII U i am sure of it

      • Collected

        Weird thing about the Gamecube was that it was more powerful than PS2 and yet was smaller than either of its competitors

    • blinder2

      I cant see microsoft selling the xbox 720,and SONYS PS4 for Β£500,it would be mass suicied for both of them, in the worst resesion in living memory,as you all no they both will sell it at a lose,so it will cost them say Β£500 plus it make but i think its going to sell for be about Β£300 to Β£350.MICROWSOFT will be cheaper as sony cant afford a huge lose as they did with the ps3

      • Xblade13

        Sony still hasn’t dropped the Vita’s price.
        Apparently Sony WANTS to lose money.

        • Marq

          Sony can’t afford to take any more of a loss on the Vita than it already is. Kaz Hirai has been quoted as saying Sony will be taking a loss on the Vita for the first three years, so…

          • Xblade13

            They would be making more money if they actually made more good exclusives. The only 2 reasons I haven’t gotten one yet are it’s price and lack of must-have games. And the price could be ignored if they made something spectacular for it. So far, though, the only game on it I would want is Gravity Rush, and I’m not getting the Vita for just that. Give me Final Fantasy, God of War, etc. Heck, I’d buy one for a Kingdom Hearts game. JUST NOT WATERED DOWN PORTS. A new game in those series using the Vita’s strengths would be awesome. Little Big Planet may be good, so I might change my mind and get one. However, if I do get one and 3rd parties continue to not support it, I’ll have lost all hope for Sony. It’s low enough as it is. In my opinion, unless the PS4 somehow recaptures the magic of PS1 and 2, their glory days are behind them.

            Nintendo is learning from Wii’s mistakes, whereas Sony is making more of them.

  • Carlos

    He’s probably gonna hide and secretly play Mario games.

  • CountShaqula

    Wait….when did Pachter start actually playing games?

  • trev

    wow the wiiu is so awesome even pachter cant completely say it will fail.

  • Nintendo Power (Star Mission)

    Well Iam buying the Wii U to play all the games ( Change my name people. Use to be Nintendo Power of Canada/USA or America)

  • Lusunup

    Patcher Just doesn’t want to admit that he loves wii u πŸ˜› so hes excuse was to so “Oh! im just going to buy a wii u for bayonetta 2 that’s the only reason….. “

  • Billy

    “if it can run Office it can run a PC game…”

    Wait, what? lol

    Office requires considerably less processing power than the PC games he was referring to.

    • Nintenlord

      Maybe he was refering to solitary

  • NesToWiiU

    Yeah,forget about Mario,Zelda,Metroid,Star Fox possibly,Pikmin,and the fact that it’s more powerful than the PS3,and the fact that it has HD for those “hardcore” gamers,and the fact that it’s all coming from Nintendo,the creators of Super Mario Bros.

  • TopCat

    Wow, this guy is the real life troll.

  • Bob Singh

    lol. we know he is actually getting it cause its awesome.

    he wanted to get it all along.

    what a loser

  • Anubis

    I’d buy the Wii U because it offers something new something I can’t do with current generation. November 18 can’t come soon enough.

    • frank (3dsFC=5155-3120-0417)

      What about those who have to wait till December 25?

  • NintendGo

    Lame excuse you don’t have to hide your feelings for the wii u

  • Nintendude

    You know it’s Nintendomination when Michael Pachter is impressed at what Nintendo is doing.

  • 3dsguy

    Tv adverts will get it shifting cant wait to see the first ad.2 months to go

  • Benjaminkno

    I wouldn’t care if he bought one to put on his campfire. This guy’s a douche.

  • wiiupoo

    Lol “Patch Attack” πŸ˜€

  • Colton

    Ew buying a console for one game.

    • Nintenlord

      Every body buys a console for 1 game is during the some time that ppl see the other gems

  • Metroidslayer

    So nintendo’s first party games won’t make him buy a wii u but bayonetta 2 will? Bayonetta 2 is an unexpected bonus that i will buy on day one but most of us will buy the wii u for zelda, metroid, mario, mariokart, starfox, kirby, poke’mon, donkey kong, fire emblem, waverace, f-zero, 1080, chibi robo, custom robo, wario,pikmin, kid icarus, luigi’s mansion, sin & punishment and animal crossing.

    • darkfox

      preach it bro you want IP N’s got em and they are ALL awsome!

    • Metroidslayer

      Oops missed out smash bro’s and Fatal frame (project zero) is now a nintendo property. Didn’t mention pilotwings because for me that is nintendo’s “bad game”.

  • Michael Pachter

    I’m so stupid πŸ™

    • Nintenlord

      Learning and loving are slow proceses but you get there

  • Thrasher1X

    So he wont buy metroid, zelda, f- zero or anything? ok

  • TheImaj

    Oh I’m sure he’ll buy it for more than just that. He’ll love the thing!

  • 88MilesPrower

    This just proves how out-of-touch Micheal Patcher is with the average consumer, moreso than probably anybody ever. He hates a console with every fiber of his body and then a rather middle-of-the-road title single-handedly changes his mind.

    Why the hell does anybody report him anymore? All it does is make people upset. And really, that’s probably what he gets paid to do, cause a whole lot of butthurt, especially in Nintendo communities.

    The fact that he ends this whole thing with another “OMG IPHONE IZ GONA KILL CONSOLZ GUISE” kind of solidifies this point. That was disproven back in 1985 when consoles where declared dead, and the gaming PC was the way of the future. Ironically, it was Nintendo and their “Entertainment System” that made it without a shadow of a doubt 100% false.

  • Cugno the Swiss

    Whoa, he’s back! From the home for the elderly with fury!

  • WII U 4 LIFE


  • Tom Fitz

    Well that’s a change for the books!

  • SteampunkJedi

    I can’t tell if Pachter’s first comment was a weird insult or if he really liked Bayonetta. With his track record, I’ll go with the first.
    Smart phones are completely different from gaming consoles. Even if more people want an iPhone 5 than a Wii U, that doesn’t mean it’s the end for consoles. Gamers are far more specialized than the average smart phone owner. And, not that I have anything against Apple, Apple is a big bucks business company, while Nintendo tries to truly provide a wonderful experience the way I see it.

    • frank (3dsFC=5155-3120-0417)

      Exactly, you can’t put up a specs sheet for a console and iphone and judge which is better.

      You can’t copy these 25GB game discs onto the average smartphone. They would use up way too much storage. Anything like call of duty or zelda or anything that uses a modern game controller, let alone the likes of the gamepad, won’t be compatible without a special accesory. The phones would have the games for a fifth of the price of a console game, while still taking the same time and effort to develop. Sure smartphones have got games, mostly simple but addictive and entertaining, just can’t compare to the depth and complexity they can put into an optical disc.

      When will everybody finally see that? We are probably a good 10 years away from this technology being practical, affordable, and available. Until then, long live console gaming.

  • VX

    Hmm….he would put his face on a dollar bill…..

  • The Detonator

    he is using bayonetta 2 as an excuse to buy a wii u so he can play nintendo land and mario.good move sir but i saw through your plan.

  • TheUNation

    OK… Please tell me that Pachter is turning evil on us. He loves Bayonetta 2 on Wii U?! BRB… gonna go outside for a moment.

  • Mac

    well i do agree that bayonetta 2 will be a system seller but i don’t agree with his statement says he will only buy a wii u for bayonetta 2 cause thats implying that the only reason why he is getti a wii is because he just wants to play bayonetta 2 and nothing else. you cannot tell me that library of a possible 1000 games, one game is the only one that looks worth playing. thats impossible but none the less…it seems pachter is coming around

  • Vigo the Carpathian

    I do worry about the fact he now backs wii u.

    He is probably trying to double bluff it into failure.

    Maybe he is just like us and really wanted a Wii U so much he thought he’d try to troll nintendo into submission over new details!

  • Nintyfan

    Guys he saying that even 1 game can get people do buy a Wii U! Hes saying thats why its so good and doesn’t even need a ton of launch titles!

    THIS IS GOOD! Not meant to be negative! Wii U daily can be misleading sometimes!

  • Lord Carlisle

    Wait, are those Wii and DS cases in the background?!

  • somebody

    he is contradicting himself

  • A Wii U 4 U

    Cool, perhaps Patcher has seen the error of his ways. Unlikely but possible.

    Can’t wait for Bayonetta 2 and my Wii U. πŸ˜€

  • Jeffery02

    Pachter is now backing the Wii U? That’s great to here the Mighty Pachter finally admitting that the Wii U has a chance at greatness! Hopefully he’ll stop trolling it now. πŸ™‚ He probably will bash it again later but I’ll keep my hopes up that he won’t.

  • Nintedward-3dsFC=1289-8932-1209

    This guy is no better than Coco the clown .

    I mean seriously patcher , nobody cares if you buy a durango or whatever the hell you want to buy , lol .

    Just please stob stabbing at Nintendo butthurtly .

  • NintendGo

    come on patcher dont make excuses it ok dont hide your feelings for the wii u

  • Darkmanext

    WiiU hasn’t launched yet and has plenty of time to advertise and build up gossip. Iphone 5 actually launched so let’s wait until a week or so before he Wiiu launch. I bet there will be a lot of coverage then.

  • Elite

    I will agree about the main stream media not show wii u in there news magazines and other sources.

    • Elite

      If the Main stream gets that news out there. That will only help Nintendo get the word out about there BA console.

  • Johny

    yea i totally agree πŸ˜€ .. the fact that nintendo managed to get such a game as an exclusive is a FCKING dirty smart move xD .. gj nintendo

  • Grodus

    One werd. shtp.

  • Nintendofreak

    Its just a simple hate love relationship….he loves nintendo but will hate to admit it

  • Yamiryuu Zero

    Yes, mobile gaming does indeed threaten the actual gaming console’s market.

    I’ll now proceed to play the latest Call of Duty in my new iPhone5, which grants me full uninterrupted online connection, free of lags, all the buttons I need to run, shoot, aim, change between weapons, while I can freely talk to everybody who is playing online with me on their iPhone5’s and hear they saying they’re sleeping with everybody’s mothers!

    Or I could play my so-loved Skyward Sword in it. I see no problem in my iPhone5 running a full Zelda game, with the vast world, infinite amount of items, secrets and, why not, the exceptional motion controls! How else am I going to play Zelda on my iPhone5 without swinging the cell phone like crazy while keeping an eye on the screen?

    And of course, all cell phones have the capability to carry not only one, but an entire library of 4GB+ games in their storage. And everyone can download those games in an instant, and the price is so accessible, even if it takes hundreds of people involved to make those games, aside from merchandising, shipping, hosting servers and making profit all together, I wonder why Nintendo and Sony don’t move to mobile gaming!


    • The Detonator

      when i first read your post i was like this guy is such an idiot. you cant do that on an ipoh…. OH wait he is saying pachter is wrong and and idiot.*thumbs up comment*

      • SteampunkJedi

        I did the same. I thought he was a completely idiotic troll, but then again his grammer didn’t suck. πŸ˜‰ And the all-caps clarified the sarcasm, so I didn’t misunderstand. Quite a humorous comment, and it puts the very separate markets into perspective well.

  • Asiancake

    Michael patcher is a huge moron he know the wii u is boss so he
    Switching sides

  • JOJOt

    Michael Pachter has been wrong on so many things regarding Nintendo….i dont even know where to begin. I think Michael is too old to be a fanboy and cant help but think he has stock in some company that is a competitor of big N.

    He’s been saying game over for nintendo but the 3ds looks to be selling more than the ds did when it first came out and now the wii u is selling out of pre-orders so he’s quite wrong, again. Perhaps that explains his comment that he was going to buy the wii u…to make it look like he is an analyst who really isnt biased.

    As for Nintendo’s future….its quite strong. Its got billions in cash so its not going anywhere anytime soon and can actually acquire some of these third party developers if it wanted.

    Go big N….prove these guys wrong.

  • Dan

    Pacther pls dont stop tAlking until Nov 18, Im bored playing halo and gears of war :p

  • revolution5268

    fuck you games trailer for supporting patcher.

  • WiiUhyper

    I hate Patcher, he says he knows about it, when it just assumes. HE STUPID!

  • TBONE51

    This man is a joke he makes excuses especially that he wants bayonetta 2? Really thats your reason for getting a Wii U? Let me ask you this pachter! Did you even play Bayonetta 1? Dumb***

    • The Detonator

      so your clling him a dumbass for buying a system to play a game he likes. wtf is wrong with you. if that is his favorite game of all time, who are you to just brought disgrace to us nintedo fans.

    • KirboFer

      What an idiot.
      And why on earth would you censor “dumbass”. You’re still implying it, kid.

  • gary

    not a single wii game in the background. what the heck??

    • The Detonator

      no i thought some some in the beginning….

  • Joswag (3ds fc: 0216-1072-9703)

    Bayonnetta 2 wouldn’t happen without nintendo’s help! I finally made my friends say that the wii u is awesome!!!!

    • frank (3dsFC=5155-3120-0417)

      Dude add my friend code

  • Jetty

    Everyone can hate him, but he has good points. This was better than the x-play clip and article.

  • tht guy

    pachter doesnt deserve a wii u after he trolled it so much

  • Byte Man

    I think we have a new Jack Thompson, folks!

  • Alex

    I don’t think the IPhone 5 is a big deal because it is like the same as the IPhone 4S but more advance and right now I’m pretty mad at Apple for the IOS 6 because it canceled YouTube and the update wasn’t that good.

    • Yodin

      Just run safari browser on your iphone and type and it will pop up asking if you want a link to your desktop as you can still use youtube.

  • Ibiexplorer4

    β€œI’ll buy a Wii U just to play Bayonetta 2β€³

    This just proves it. The Wii U has something for everyone. Even for someone like Michael Pachter.

  • Shane

    I literally picked up the 1st one for PS3 a week before this announcement, so I was pretty excited, especially with such coincidences. haha. I think it’s important too. The “harcore gamer” WILL pick up the Wii U, because now it has an overall better interface, and upcoming game Library. No other console will have a DEDICATED and innovated controller like Nintendo for at least another 2 years when they release another console, and by then, Nintendo will be known as having a better controller for all their cnsoles including NEXT GEN which IS hapening Nov. 18th. Honestly I hope te other companies find something great to add to their games, but Nintendo always is first to be best. Especially with Wii U coming out, sony andMicrosoft are LITTERALLY 2 years behind as of Wii U launch. At least I think they are…

  • Dan

    They do sell alot of iPhones but how many do really pay for games? Alll my games I got are free, I never bought once,,,,

  • Fuzunga

    This clown is the biggest flip-flopper of all time.

  • esby

    Pachter is actually a gamer?

    • The incredible sandwich

      i know right

  • Thatguywhoslappedyou

    Ok mostly the huge portion of people here are british. Well i just have on thing to say AMERICA FUCK YEAH! EVEN THOUGH WHERE GETTING CORRUPTED. AMERICA FUCK YEAH.

    • Nintedward-3dsFC=1289-8932-1209

      70% of this site is american , lol .

    • Draco Breach

      Wow, immature.

      WiiUDaily staff? Really? You let this through?

  • Neo_Nitram

    If Wii U already convinced Pachter, a guy who criticized him fully, may convince anyone. Wii U for all. yaeeeeeehhhh!

  • eyesac

    I wonder when he has the time. Didn’t he say recently that he worked like 16 hours a day?

  • bearmon2010

    He is being silly. I dont liked Michael Pachter and his attitude and his very judge over things. He is a horrible person, thats all. Ignored him.

  • CheckItNow12

    One does not simply buy a Wii U for just one game.

  • ssb4 FC3007 8585 6950

    BAyonetta is fun but i tink that everyone will BOW DOWN to the Wii U once Smash Bros. 4 comes out and blows away any Microsoft?Sony copy.

    • frank (3dsFC=5155-3120-0417)

      Add my friend code

  • MegaFan21

    this reminds me of spongebob where squidward ate his first crabby patty and finally admits its good.

    • Xblade13

      Wii U: But it’s good for your soul! (angels singing)
      Pachter: Oh please, I have no soul. (Evil laughter in background)

  • Draco Breach

    I’ll buy Bayonetta 2 (which I’ve been misspelling accidentally this entire time).

    However, I’ll buy it to support Platinum Games. I’ll buy it because I’ve heard a lot of good things about the first. I only have one request for Platinum Games.

    Can you either release Bayonetta on the eShop or include it with every copy of Bayonetta 2 [on disc]? Please? I’ll buy it for my 360 otherwise, but I’d rather support your Nintendo endeavors.

    Oh yeah, I’ll be sending them that email. You can bet your Wii U on it!

    • Shane

      I don’t think anyone wants to bet a Wii U on it, especially since it hasn’t come out yet, and when it does there won’t be a “back-up” to just go out and buy. haha. It would be a LARGE bet though to say the least…

      I agree with the inclusion of the first. Maybe the digital download program included with the Wii U will get it for everyon that buys the second one free:) who doesn’t want a free copy of digital Bayonetta? Raise our hands… *silence w/ no movement of opposing parties”… that’s what I thought!

      • Draco Breach

        I wasn’t suggestion they do πŸ˜‰

        I’m not a betting man myself, and I discourage the practice.

        I’m saying you could because it would be safe. I’m just gonna wait until after their Q4 madness.

  • Dan

    I’ll buy Wii U just to play massive Zelda game!

    • Yodin

      That i will look forward to play Zelda Massive game which is due in 2014, still buying the Wii U though as i pre-order one besides that i still have other Zelda games to play for time beeing…. 2 Zelda DS games 1 VC from eShop and 1 on the 3DS Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and of course gonna get Zelda Majora’s Mask hopefully be on Wii U eShop and 2 Zelda original Wii πŸ™‚

  • TheMan

    Looks like Pachter isnΒ΄t the biggest idiot in the world. At least this episode was actually quite senseful.

  • WarioForever

    Why are we listening to this idiot?!
    He always shows up and then he trolls the people.
    He’s simply a idiot, what can I else say?

  • InterTripleteWorldChampion

    You don’t deserve a Nintendo, stupid idiot. Go and kill yourself, as you already did after Nintendo Direct 01/23