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News: Rockstar Keeping Red Dead Redemption PS4 Holstered for Now, Reckons Pachter

Rockstar Keeping Red Dead Redemption PS4 Holstered for Now, Reckons Pachter

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

News: Pachter: PS4 Exclusive The Order: 1886 Could Sell Up to 12 Million Copies

Pachter: PS4 Exclusive The Order: 1886 Could Sell Up to 12 Million Copies

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...

News: Pachter: Sony Won't Mind if PS4 Loses the Console War

Pachter: Sony Won't Mind if PS4 Loses the Console War

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...

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...