Real talk

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 into its next console because it could have dire repercussions on the platform as a whole.

He said:

It would benefit Activision and EA slightly, and would hurt GameStop a great deal. If Sony unilaterally did this, I could see GameStop refusing to carry their console, and sales of the PS4 would therefore suffer.

Pachter continued that if one manufacturer were to adopt this philosophy then the others would have to be on board too, otherwise the supporting system could risk a large loss of market share. The Wedbush Morgan analyst entertainingly elaborated that he doesn’t believe any of the platform holders are “stupid enough to do this unilaterally”.

He speaks sense, of course. Is this a Michael Pachter quote we can all get behind?