Michael Pachter - News


  • News PS5 Unlikely to Launch in 2018, Says Michael Pachter

    Odds on 2020

    We don’t think anyone really expected the PlayStation 5 to launch this year, despite there being reports to the contrary. Nevertheless, industry analyst Michael Pachter has been chatting to WCCFTech about the probability of a new console this year, and he’s said that there’s a “very low” chance of the PS5 dropping this...



  • News Sony's First-Party Lineup Is the Most Impressive Right Now

    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...


  • News PS4's Price Will Drop to $199 in 2017, Predicts Pachter

    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...












  • News Pachter: PS4 Pre-Orders Have Reached 1.5 Million

    Flawless victory

    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...





  • News 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: Exciting Unannounced Vita Title on the Horizon

    Get hype

    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...

  • News Pachter: Grand Theft Auto V Will Launch in October

    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...


  • News 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

    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

    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..




  • News Pachter: Move Could Make Publishers Billions

    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...












  • News Pachter Pulls Out His Crystal Ball & Makes Some Predictions

    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..

  • News Pachter Speaks Again: A PS3 Price-Cut Could Cost Sony $350Million

    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..

  • News Analyst Pachter Apologises Over PSP Go Comments

    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..

  • News Pachter Reckons The PSP Go Is A Rip-Off

    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..


  • News Michael "Pacman" Pachter Puts His Thinking Hat On

    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..