Michael Pachter Tag

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 09 Apr 2015

Industry analyst Michael Pachter likes to make predictions. He has all kinds of views on the future of the industry and what we can expect going forward. Now he has turned his attention to EA's upcoming titles and his predictions might turn out to be correct.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 17 Oct 2014

For the month of September, Microsoft was giving away a free, brand new game with every Xbox One sold. It’s a cool promotion, and it’s one that saw many Xbox One’s fly off the shelves. In fact, it’s one of the reasons Destiny – which was heavily advertised to the point of almost seeming like a PlayStation 4 exclusive – has moved so many copies on Xbox One. That promotion, however, was not enough to stop the PlayStation 4 from being the top selling console in the US for the 9th month running.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 06 Jun 2014

Man, that Phil Spencer seems like such a nice guy. I have a lot of new-found respect for the Xbox brand since he's been in charge - they seem to be on message and doing things right. In the lead up to E3, he is also showing some good sportsmanship that makes me happy.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 25 Apr 2014

It’s a fad, he says – specifically when it comes to videogames. And I agree with him. While VR is more mature as a technology than its ever been, and there will be a number of great VR games, it will remain a niche product when it comes to games. Speaking to Gamingbolt, the analyst explained why.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 10 Mar 2014

Hate him or love to hate him, but whenever industry analyst Michael Pachter opens his mouth he says something interesting – even if you don't necessarily agree with it. I’ve a pretty good feeling many of you will agree with him this time though. He’s said that Kinect is “irrelevant.”

Posted by Stephen Snook - 06 Feb 2014

Video game industry analyst Michael Pachter has criticised PlayStation's PlayStation Now service in the latest issue of Game Informer, calling it a “joke” and claiming that publishers won’t allow titles less than two years old to be playable.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 05 Jul 2013

Regularly seen as being a bit of a Nintendo hater, Michal Pachter has once again heralded the company’s impending doom, saying that the house of Mario is in a “world of trouble.”

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 04 Jun 2013

The next-generation of consoles is filled with uncertainties. We don’t know just how much publisher-mandated DRM will be in place on Sony’s PlayStation 4 – and we know close to nothing about what games we’ll see on Microsoft’s Xbox One. there are pros and cons to both machines – with the biggest deciding factor for many being the price. According to Michael Pachter, the odds could weigh in Sony’s favour.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 09 Apr 2013

But he still feels that they’re a poor investment, and will likely never return to the money-printing days of the Wii and the DS.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 11 Mar 2013

The next generation of consoles is nearly upon us. Sony’s already played its hand, giving us a glimpse of the future with its PlayStation 4. Microsoft may be set to up the ante when it shows us its next Xbox, possibly as early as next month – kicking off the next round of console wars. Who will “win?”

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 19 Feb 2013

I’m a fan of the Wii-U, I desperately want one but right now my finances can’t stretch to get one, but it looks like I may be in the minority on this one and some people even believe the Wii-U could spell the end for Nintendo.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 18 Feb 2013

Kaz Hirai walked onto stage, his face beaming with a glow that could attract a legion of moths towards it. Gathered below him, dozens of eager reporters, sweaty and aroused with the notion of a Playstation 4 being announced. They stood there, waiting with baited breath as Hirai gripped the microphone with a grip that showed the world how he won the 1997 thumb-wrestling tournament. Hirai opened his mouth. The audience gasped hard enough to suck the face off of some nearby squirrels. “Ladies and gentlemen”, Hirai began with. “I give to you the Playstation 4… point 2 firmware update!”.