Will the Wii U be hard to come by in its first several months of availability? At least one analyst thinks so.
Speaking to Bloomberg in an interview published today, Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter said that he expects the Wii U to be sold out during its first six months on store shelves. After that, he believes Nintendo will sell about 10 million units a year for the first couple of years.
If that sounds familiar, it's because a similar scenario played out with Nintendo's Wii. After that console launched in 2006...
Making the most of the biggest sporting event of the year no longer means having the biggest, baddest screen on the block. Football fans and Super Bowl dilettantes alike are looking to reach out and expand the social aspect of fandom beyond the living room.
This year, in addition to state-of-the-art flat screens and sound systems, retailers need to acknowledge the networking trend with gadgets that connect viewers to Facebook friends, streaming online services, and mobile apps that integrate home video and audio gear with smartphones and tablets.Whether it’s indignation at a blown call or celebratory shout-outs when their team scores, football fans want to share the games not only with those around them, but with friends and family miles away. This leads to the increased use of second screens—like tablets—so that viewers can follow friends’ comments on Facebook, or trends on Twitter, while watching the game.