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.
Michael Pachter is well known in the video game business for predicting trends and outcomes for his financial clients but as his fame has grown so has his confidence in making even more outlandish statements.
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.”
When the Xbox One releases in certain countries later this year it will be priced a full $100 more than it’s competitor, the PlayStation 4. Veteran videogame analyst, Michael Pachter, however expects that to change very quickly.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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!”.
We mentioned that the PS4 may be announced on the 20th of February last week already but that rumour has grown even bigger over the weekend with the famed Michael Pachter now stating that Sony are 100% certain to announce the PS4 on the 20th of February.
Nintendo recently released its third quarter financial results, and it appears that the Wii U launched well enough, but has since stalled somewhat, ending with some pretty disappointing hardware sales. It’s forced Nintendo to cut its total Wii U sales forecast from 5.5 million to 4 million – which just highlights Nintendo’s mistakes, according to industry analyst Michael Pachter.
In the latest episode of Michal Pachter’s Pach Attack on Gametrailers, the analysts took the time to do what he does best: Hate the hell out of Nintendo. He thinks Nintendo’s decision to release the Canada-specific Wii Mini alongside the Wii U was a stupid one; something that came along far too late – like everything else Nintendo does.
I love Nintendo’s new console, and I hope my enthusiasm for the machine came through in my review. While the rest of us were still on leave, Gavin posted some pretty heartening news about the Wii U’s sales to date, saying that the machine had topped 2 million units sold. It’s obviously not quite doing the brisk business the original Wii did, but that seems pretty decent, right?
Consummate professional guesser Michael Pachter has put down a pretty worrying prediction, saying that the company could end up buying one of my favourite publishers, Take Two Interactive; the people responsible for Rockstar Games and 2K games.
Last month, the good doctors who founded RPG studio Bioware left the building, saying goodbye to the company they helped create. there’s been much speculation as to why; perhaps they were tired of EA’s meddling, maybe they just got sick of games. Industry analyst Michael Pachter says it’s all your fault.