Industry analyst Michael Pachter recently aired his thoughts on the Wii U release, comparing support to the DS.
In an interview with A List Daily, Pachter confirmed that he is "not a fan of the console", comparing the GamePad and TV setup to a "DS that's disaggregated".
I think most developers look at the GamePad as either a gimmick or very DS like, and they don't want to incorporate the touchscreen features because the games aren't any better for them.
He feels that third parties will fail on the system as he "can't think of a third-party publisher that did well on the DS", only naming Scribblenauts. "There are a handful games and you can count them," he exclaims.
Nobody did very well on the DS, and I don't think anybody's going to do very well on the Wii U.
Pachter is also weary about the Wii U price point, given the potential competition during this holiday season - including the iPad Mini, Kindle Fire, smartphones etc.
Granted Pachter does have some weight in his argument, given that the line of vision can be wide when looking to both the GamePad and the TV. However third parties have thrived on the Nintendo DS, including the likes of Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, Professor Layton plus many more popular and niche dual-screen gems.
What do you think of Michael Pachter's comments on the Wii U situation - do you agree?