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News: Pachter: Titanfall Exclusivity Due to Industry Thinking Xbox One Would Eat PS4's Lunch

Pachter: Titanfall Exclusivity Due to Industry Thinking Xbox One Would Eat PS4's Lunch

Tides are turning

With an Xbox 360 and PC iteration in the pipeline, Titanfall is not quite the bonafide Xbox One exclusive that Microsoft’s hyping it up to be. However, the Redmond-based manufacturer has ensured that the inaugural iteration in Respawn Entertainment’s first-person franchise will not arrive on the PlayStation 4. What does that...

News: Analyst: PS4 Sales to Topple 37 Million Units by the End of 2016

Analyst: PS4 Sales to Topple 37 Million Units by the End of 2016

It only prints money

Whether it’s a bad omen or not, seasoned industry analyst Michael Pachter is really chucking his chips into the PlayStation 4’s basket. As part of an exhaustive industry forecast – mercifully summarised by our friends over at Games Industry.biz – the Wedbush Securities man predicts that Sony’s next generation machine...

News: Pachter: November PS4 Sales Are 66 Per Cent Greater Than Xbox One

Pachter: November PS4 Sales Are 66 Per Cent Greater Than Xbox One

Sony takes an early lead in North America

North America has proven a bit of a stronghold for Microsoft over the years. Back in September, Sony put an end to the Xbox 360’s incredible 32 month winning streak in the region – only to fall back behind in October. However, despite reports to the contrary coming out of Black Friday, it appears that...

News: Michael Pachter: PlayStation 4 Will Launch in 2013

Michael Pachter: PlayStation 4 Will Launch in 2013

Crystal ball

Likeable industry analyst Michael Pachter believes that Sony will release the next PlayStation console in October or November of next year. The chatty Wedbush Securities employee told the latest issue of PLAY magazine that he doesn’t believe the platform holder “wants to launch behind Microsoft again”. He added: "It isn't likely...

News: Pachter: PS3 Price Cut "Likely" At E3

Pachter: PS3 Price Cut "Likely" At E3

Peering into the crystal ball

Seasoned video game industry analyst Michael Pachter believes a PlayStation 3 price cut will be announced at this year’s E3. Sony’s primary home console is a cut away from the magic $199 mark in the US – a price-point which prompted PS2 sales to catapult last generation. Speaking ahead of this week’s March NPD...

News: Michael Pachter Responds to Orbis Rumours

Michael Pachter Responds to Orbis Rumours

Warns against anti-used games

While we’re still trying to wrap our heads around yesterday’s PlayStation Orbis rumours, seasoned industry analyst Michael Pachter has whipped out his crystal ball and provided some insight on the murmurs. Chatting with GamesIndustry, Pachter explained that it’s unlikely Sony will install anti-used game measures...

News: Pachter Predicts: Sony Will Win The Holidays

Pachter Predicts: Sony Will Win The Holidays

Industry analyst Michael Pachter believes that the XBOX 360 is in danger of being outsold by the PlayStation 3 this Holiday if Microsoft doesn't match the system's recent price-cut

“If Microsoft does nothing, I think PS3 will outsell XBOX 360,” he told IndustryGamers. “My friends at Microsoft are extremely proud, and they absolutely refuse to tolerate the possibility that the PS3 will outsell..