That's according to Michael Pachter
That's according to Michael Pachter
The ever provocative Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter believes that Sony's first-party lineup is the best in the industry right now. Speaking on the latest episode of Pachter Factor – as reported by The Wolf Hall – the controversial clairvoyant said that the Japanese giant's been teasing fans for...
And we agree
Outspoken industry analyst Michael Pachter has put together his gaming predictions for 2017, leading with the bold belief that Sony will drop the price of the PlayStation 4 to $199.99 at some point during the year. The divisive Wedbush Securities sage believes that the Japanese giant will make the move on the PS4 Slim in order to keep...
But will it be?
While there are three different high-profile virtual reality headsets scheduled to launch this year, it doesn't feel like they're necessarily in competition. That's not to say that Sony, HTC, and Oculus don't want you to buy their own particular solution, but the trio of manufacturers seem to be acutely aware that their biggest...
Looking to the future
While the PlayStation 4 is already well on its way to the coveted 100 million units milestone, in a secret bunker somewhere, we suspect that system architect Mark Cerny will be thinking about the PlayStation 5. The system's years away at this point, but given that the death knell hasn't sounded on home consoles just yet, we...
Divisive industry analyst Michael Pachter has pulled out his crystal ball in a brand new YouTube video, deeming that Sony already has the latest generation on lock. The Japanese giant announced relatively recently that the PlayStation 4 has surpassed 30 million sales worldwide, while Microsoft has opted not to report
Studio won't jump the gun
Outspoken industry analyst Michael Pachter doesn't believe that you'll be seeing a new Red Dead Redemption release on the PlayStation 4 anytime soon, despite publishing overlord Take Two's incessant hints. Speaking with Gaming Bolt, he suggested that developer Rockstar Games would have announce
That's if Sony bundles it aggressively
The jury may still be out on PlayStation 4 exclusive The Order: 1886, but seasoned industry analyst Michael Pachter foresees a very lucrative future for the release. Chatting with Gaming Bolt, the Wedbush Securities employee suggested that it could sell five million copies by the end of the year – and may yet...
But it still wants to be on top
You can always count on seasoned Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter to stoke the flames of the fictional format war. Speaking as part of a wide-ranging interview with Game Informer, the outspoken executive has suggested that Sony doesn't really care about outselling the Xbox One with the PlayStation 4 – but...
"Sony got its s*** together"
Michael Pachter has been a little quiet since changes to GameTrailers crushed his usual soap box, but he’s returned as part of the Bonus Round to share some thoughts on the PlayStation 4’s current success. In the video, he seems genuinely impressed by Sony’s foresight
Doesn't influence purchasing decisions
It didn’t take long for the PlayStation 4 to be crowned the king of next-gen consoles. Speculation regarding the power advantages of Sony’s system was rife prior to release, but the story really exploded when it was confirmed that blockbusters such as Assassin’s Creed IV: Black F
Not a fan, then
Ever the outspoken one, industry analyst Michael Pachter has chimed in with his opinion of Project Morpheus during a discussion with the prolific DualShockers – and it’s not overwhelmingly positive. While the Wedbush Securities executive admitted that the virtual reality headset itself sounds "interesting", he doesn
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...
Analyst all but writes off streaming service
PlayStation Now may have stoked the fires of much of the gaming industry when it was announced at CES earlier this year, but industry analyst Michael Pachter is finding it hard to get excited. Speaking as part of the latest episode of the
Sony's portable business to disappear with it
It’s a strange time for the PlayStation Vita. Sales of the handheld system aren’t anywhere near as high as the hardware arguably deserves, but there have been signs in Japan that the device is really starting to pick up speed. Furthermore, while the install base is admittedly low, the attach rate...
We doubt that Sony would decline
Nintendo has not had an especially enjoyable day. The manufacturer slashed its hardware forecasts in the early hours of this morning, with the Wii U’s numbers looking particularly bleak. As a result of the harrowing figures, armchair analysts all over the web have taken to message boards and online forums to...
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...
Tortoise and the hare
PlayStation 4 may be the newest runner in the console race, but its moving its little blue legs a lot faster than the competition. Chart-Track revealed earlier in the week that Sony’s next generation console had already pulled ahead of the Xbox One in the UK, and now seasoned industry analyst Michael Pachter has suggested...
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...
Remember when Sony boasted that it had garnered one million PlayStation 4 pre-orders at GamesCom earlier in the year? Industry analyst Michael Pachter believes that the current number is much stronger than that, and actually closer to 1.5 million. But while that’s undoubtedly positive news for the platform holder, the Wedbush...
Industry analyst Michael Pachter believes that the total bill of materials required to construct the PlayStation 4 will cost Sony around $275 – some $50 less than the components needed to build the Xbox One. The divisive Wedbush Securities employee revealed the tidbit in a note released to investors ahead of E3, justifying...
Analyst doesn't think it matters, though
Divisive industry analyst Michael Pachter believes that anticipation for the PlayStation 4 has started to fade as gamers await the announcement of Microsoft’s next generation console. However, he doesn’t feel that Sony has too much to worry about, as the pendulum could swing again at E3 next month...
Analyst goes hard on the handheld market
Outspoken industry analyst Michael Pachter doesn’t believe that Sony has much of a chance of making money on the PlayStation Vita. Speaking on the latest episode of the Pach-Attack, the Wedbush Securities employee described the system as a “joke”, explaining that while it’s a capable device, very...
But still thinks that Sony's system will thrive
Seasoned industry analyst Michael Pachter is renowned for his bold predictions, but he’s really sticking his neck out this time. Speaking as part of this year’s SXSW event in Austin, the Wedbush Securities employee suggested that he expects the next generation Xbox to win out the impending...
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...
If Sony’s going to come anywhere near to achieving its sales targets for Vita, it’s going to need some big software releases over the next 12 months. Thankfully, lovable industry analyst Michael Pachter has teased that there’s at least one exciting title on the horizon. Speaking on the latest episode of the Bonus Round, the...
Analyst bets big
Following this morning’s, ahem, shock BioShock Infinite delay, Wedbush Securities’ Michael Pachter has predicted that Grand Theft Auto V will launch in its place. Admittedly, it was the first thing that crossed our minds too. See, the delay of BioShock Infinite means more than just one less present to put under your Christmas...
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...
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...
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..
What a day? When we started up PushSquare we did so with the intention of writing about video games. Granted we could avoid the PlayStation Network security breach entirely but unfortunately this story is too big to avoid. Furthermore, we've received like three press releases today — no one is announcing anything to do with their games...
Two thumbs up
Analysts have already commented on the NGP price in the past, but now that Wedbush Morgan gaming analyst Michael Pachter has been treated to a hands-on demo of the device, he’s weighing in on the capabilities and performance of the device as well. Pachter took to Twitter earlier this week to shower the NGP with such lovely adjectives...
It's a shoe-in
Disney Epic Mickey on Wii is raking in some pretty positive reviews around the world but, despite Warren Spector's insistence that it was made for Wii, Michael Pachter is in no doubt it'll appear on PlayStation 3 in the fullness of time. It will ultimately come there. Maybe they’ll do it as a Playstation Network game for a lot less...
We're talking big money
Kinect vs. Move, Move vs. Kinect – who will win? Everybody's favourite analyst Michael Pachter is being uncharacteristically cagey about who he'll be backing, as he reckons both systems can shift over 10 million units before the end of 2011, making half of those sales before the current financial year ends in April 2011...
Infamous video games analyst Michael Pachter has predicted $50 console price-cuts "across the board" next year, with Microsoft expected to take charge in the Spring
"We estimate that a $50 console price cut across the board will impact software sales by a positive 5%, and we expect Microsoft to lead with a cut some time in Spring 2011," he said. Pachter added that he believes the..
Industry analyst Michael Pachter has weighed in with his impressions on Sony's PlayStation Plus service, predicting that the company will need 2-3 million subscribers before they start turning a profit
Comparing the service to XBOX Live on his GameTrailers show Pach Attack, the Wedbush Morgan man said that the Microsoft service had a slow start...
Everyone's favourite (or least favourite) industry analyst Michael Pachter has had a word or two to say about Killzone 3's 3D implementation
He's told CVG: "I don't think that 3D support is a huge game changer, as I don't think that a significant portion of the population will have 3D displays any time soon." We're lost for words. When Guerrilla were quoted using the "game..
This year's E3 feels bigger than any we've ever known
With the longest console lifespan ever predicted, the stakes are high for Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo - all of whom will be competing for the strongest software and peripheral line-up that will ensure the extension of their system's cycle. It's also big for the third-parties, with Activision, EA, Capcom and THQ all expecting to show multiple..
If you were to listen to (and believe) much of the Western video games media, you'd probably be fooled into thinking Sony's Playstation Portable has been an abysmal failure
Released in 2005, the PSP has mustered sales of over 60million units worldwide in those five years since launch - figures not particularly shy of Nintendo's Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance range. Impressive, given Nintendo's..
2010 shall hereby be known as the war of the motion controller
With Sony due to release the Playstation Motion Controller (rumoured to be entitled Arc), and Microsoft their body-cam Project Natal, the war for second place appears to really be hotting up between XBOX 360 and Playstation 3. As ever where there's a sniff of the console war, Michael Pachter has dropped by to weigh-in with his opinion..
Stocks in the ever-increasing portfolio of video games analyst Michael Pachter just shot up, with the premiere of his new GameTrailers show, Pach$Attack -- a segment in which the buoyant business-man talks games industry numbers (and his undying appreciation for Microsoft's corporate strategies)
Check the show through here. It's hilarious.
Pulling out his crystal ball for, presumably, the last time this year; seasoned American analyst Michael Pachter reckons Sony shifted 700,000 PS3 consoles in the last month
That'd be up 85% on Sony's performance in the same period last year.We [Pachter's organisation, Wedbush Morgan] estimate sell-through of 1,050,000 Wii hardware units (down 49% from last year), 650,000 Xbox 360 (down 22% from..
Michael Pachter, famous video-game "analyst", is back to drop some predictions on the home console motion control "war"
As usual, his predictions side in Microsoft's favour, but without shouting bias — we assume as Playstation fans we're all used to that from Pachter. When guaging the prices of Sony and Microsoft's new motion control tech; Pachter has confirmed that he thinks Microsoft's Natal..
Michael Pachter is back with another famous Pach-attack
This time he reckons that a new Grand Theft Auto game will launch in "calendar 2010". However, Pachter doesn't expect the game to launch before the end of the fiscal year (i.e. October 31st, 2010) noting, While we still expect a GTA game in calendar 2010, it is not clear that the game will be released before the end of Take-Twos..
Speaking with Eurogamer, everyone's favourite video game analyst Michael Pachter has revealed that he believes Activision's steep British pricing of Modern Warfare 2 is a "test"
The game will retail at £54.99 ($90) here in the UK, a price hike Activision had put down to a "weak pound". Pachter disagrees. "Activision knows it has a 'hot' game, knows that the market will pay an..
Video games analyst Michael Pachter has been using his crystal ball again
Speaking with Industry Gamers, Pachter believes that Sony will capture "significant market share" through the victory of blu-ray. He also believes Microsoft's position in Japan will eventually cause the XBOX 360 to finish in third-place behind the Playstation 3 this generation, despite selling double the amount of..
Let's face it, one day the PS3 will be cheaper
Such strategies don't really tie into their goal with profitability, but, it's going to get cheaper at some point in the future. Analayst Pachter stated the obvious regarding a price-cut, namely that Sony could lose $350 million of profits on a price cut of just $50 (accounting for 6-7 million systems sold after a reduction). Naturally a bigger..
Analyst Michael Pachter claimed that the PSP Go was a rip-off
Now he wants to take that back. In an interview with IndustryGamers took the opportunity to reiterate that he doesn't believe Sony is conning anyone. He stated that Sony have "the right to price its products at a point that they think is competitive" and that in trying to be competitive with the iPod Touch the PSP Go..
Oh, Michael Pachter
Ever the Internet celebrity, for all the wrong reasons. Cue his rant on the PSP Go - where cites the profitable PSP-3000 as $80 cheaper than the new $250 PSP Go. His point? PSP-3000's are more expensive to make than the new PSP Go, due to the UMD disc assembly. As a business analyst we're utterly concerned with Pachters apparent lack of understanding of the phrase "making..
Super-analyst Michael "Pacman" Pachter has told EDGE Magazine that he doesn't expect the next generation of video game consoles to start until 2013
"We do not expect the next' generation to begin before 2013, if at all."</blockquote> We'd expect the Playstation 3 to outlive said date, given Sony's history with developing systems that last 10-years or more. He does think that we'll..
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