I think he's wrong, obviously. Here's the thing:
Xbox+Kinect for a lower price will not beat out Nintendo+Mario for a competitive price. This is a universal truth of gaming and whether or not people want to admit it is irrelevant. Nintendo + Mario = Money. Mario (Kart, Party, Tennis), Zelda, Metroid, Star Fox, Pokemon, Smash Brothers, you name it. Nintendo's got them and nobody else does. This is their greatest strength regardless of how many Nintendo haters will tell you these franchises aren't relevant anymore. Nintendo has never stopped putting out fantastic first party games for their consoles and that isn't going to stop with the Wii-U.
Also, seriously? The Kinect? That's what's in the way between the Wii-U and financial success? Not to mention that the idea of knowing a consoles name and functionality but not its price is hardly a revolutionary concept. Vita, anyone? The system was announced months before it's pricing was announced. Pachter really needs to get his act together. I'd say "back together", but I'm not sure he ever had it to begin with.
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