Michael Pachter, onderzoeksanalist voor Wedbush Securities, beweert dat geen enkele ontwikkelaar of uitgever in de toekomst de Wii U zal steunen. Pachter zegt dat wanneer de nieuwe apparaten van Microsoft en Sony de markt bereiken, deze vele malen beter zullen zijn dan de Wii U:
I think you’re going to see now with the Wii U, notwithstanding its early launch support, nobody’s going to support it. I don’t think we’re going to see every game on the Wii U next year. I think when next-gen consoles come out they’re going to be better than the Wii U. Call of Duty is amazing on the Wii U this year. The problem with playing Call of Duty online is it’s a community and if there’s only four people playing it on the Wii U it’s no fun. Nobody in their right mind would buy a Wii U and say “I’m going to play Call of Duty.” That’s like saying “I gave up Facebook, and it’s Google+ now.”Pachter denkt verder dat Nintendo uiteindelijk compleet overbodig wordt:
Nintendo’s trading at about $3 billion of equity value; it was trading at about $80 billion. The market hates business models that start to show losses, and start to fail. Crappy little Riot Games, doing $150 million in revenue and wildly profitable, is worth a buttload more than Zynga, doing $1.1 billion and not making money. I think Nintendo becomes completely irrelevant. They have their niche, Nintendo’s first-party content is great content, and hardcore people will keep buying their consoles, but they’re not going to only play with Nintendo consoles.