Buying CoD for Wii U is like ‘giving up Facebook for Google +’, says Pachter

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 might be an extremely popular game, but it’s not going to do well on the Wii U, according to analyst Michael Pachter.

He also said that people buying the game on Nintendo’s next-gen system is like ditching Facebook for Google +, in other words it’s an inferior experience, he says.

Pachter also predicted that after the PS4 and Xbox 720 come out, the Wii U is going to get treated as an optional system and the third-party publishers aren’t going to care about it a lot.

“I think you’re going to see now with the Wii U, notwithstanding its early launch support, nobody’s going to support it,” he said.

“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’.”

You have to admit that is kind of hilarious. His analogies have always been very weird and he is pretty straightforward too, which is always nice. However, personally I don’t care about third-party games on the Wii U when we have brilliant stuff like Pikmin 3 on the system.

He also mentioned that the next-gen consoles will have a big hard drive in the 2 TB range, and almost everything could be downloaded on the PS4 and Xbox 720.

“Next-generation consoles are going to have big hard drives, they’re also going to have disc drives. I would guess that the PS4 and the Xbox 720 will have 2 TB hard drives. That pretty much means you can download anything you want and never get rid of anything. You’ll have room for a couple of hundred games, no problem.”

Do you agree with him? Let us know below.

Thanks, GI International.

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