Was it that hard to figure out that I agreed with that part being wrong? Guess I need to brush up on my communication skills.
I think people take objection to any part of his statement being right.
Here's a document made by Nintendo a while ago: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2017/171031_2e.pdf if you check on page 8 you'll see a graph about Switch use. Now here's Pachter's statement:
"But I don’t think most people play it in both modes (1), I would say that maybe 20% of Switch owners play both modes (2); and I think most Switch owners play it handheld only (3). So I honestly don’t understand the whole point of the hybrid. Who cares? Play it as a handheld."
1) False, according to Nintendo over 50% of people play it about equally in docked and handheld mode
2) Very false, it's over 50%
3) False, it's about 30% who play it primarily as a handheld
And that's not even factoring that to be placed in the only docked or only handheld category the threshold was 80% of the time in that mode which means even people in those categories sometimes use the other mode.
This is why people hate this guy so much. Publicly available information that he should know. It is his job to know. And instead, he just makes up complete BS. He is either completely incompetent, or he is purposely trying to distort the market/push a narrative.
He had the gall to say "And Nintendo isn’t that smart...", while at the same time being completely wrong on the actual facts of Switch usage trends.
Last edited by theRepublic - on 24 March 2021
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