But that won't stop consoles from selling big [Update: Keighley has produced another slide in which Pachter predicts that "Durango" will be the generation leader because it has a TV tuner and Skype. Also, there will be no more publisher bankruptcies. Yeah, fat chance.]
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An exaggeratedly titled top ten list? On the Internet? Surely you jest! [This month, Destructoid turns 7 years old! Here's the top article of this weekend back in 2008. You can browse more of these in our Golden Archives. Nostalgic yet? -Niero]
Call me a weakling, but it's been more or less forev... read feature
Following yesterday's angry protests from Nintendo fans, industry analyst Michael "Fishy Sunday" Pachter took to NeoGAF to clarify his statements.There was uproar when Pachter said the Wii U was a mistake Nintendo may never r... read
Analyst declares system a costly error Industry analyst Michael "Chewy Homunculus" Pachter has been saying for years that Nintendo missed the boat on an HD Wii followup, and now he believes his predictions have yielded fruit. Framing the Wii U launch as a disaster... read feature
Wedbush Morgan Securities' Michael Pachter seems to think that a price drop is imminent for the PlayStation 3. GamesIndustry is reporting that the analyst expects the console to have its MSRP reduced to $199 on February 21st,... read
Industry analyst Michael "Glowing Tooth" Pachter has criticized UK retailers for their constant attempts to undermine each other in videogame price cuts. The situation is nothing more than a joke at this point, according to t... read
Now arriving with an alarming consistency, I bring you the latest installment of Office Chat. In this episode, I'm joined again by Jordan Devore and Brett Zeidler as we address the controversy surrounding Star Wars: The... read
Analyst James Hardiman claims the software attach rate for the Wii U since its November US launch is 1.2, with only one in five buyers considered to have bought a new game on top of packed-in software.
Hardiman offers tw... read
Michael "Thigh Majesty" Pachter is a man of business, which doesn't always make him a friend to consumers. His latest suggestion, that Activision should charge a fee for Call of Duty, isn't a new notion, but it never wins him... read
Financial writer Jay Yarow of Yahoo paints a dismal picture of The 'Soft -- one that suggests it cannot stay in the game console business. In an editorial titled, "Steve Ballmer's Nightmare is Coming True," things are made to... read
Sony must swallow pride of be damned Inside Network analyst and awesome-name-haver Billy Pidgeon has declared that Sony must follow Nintendo's lead and cut the PS Vita's price if it wants the ailing handheld to succeed. In addition, he has called for more and be... read feature
With the imminent launch of the Wii U so close to the holiday season, Nintendo are anticipating some monster sales. According to a report from IHS Screen Digest, the new console is predicted to sell 3.5 million units from its... read
Darksiders II managed to sell 247,000 copies in North America during its launch week, despite being pretty decently marketed and damn fantastic. Analyst Michael Pachter has estimated global sales at around a million.
Industry analyst Michael "Elder Foot" Pachter recently joked that Nintendo fans will buy anything related to Nintendo. Ironically, Nintendo fans totally bought it, and are raging hard at the silver-haired love machine.
Analyst Doug Creutz has warned investors that EA's annual attempt to start a fight with Activision won't do too well this year. He believes Medal of Honor: Warfighter will lose sales due to the poor quality of the last M... read
Michael "Sinewy Eyes" Pachter has aimed his bolt of judgement at the handheld gaming space, not only criticizing Nintendo's latest portable efforts, but roping in Sony for a bit of a lashing too. According to the mightiest of... read
Industry analyst Michael "Pink Toothbrush" Pachter has stated that the Wii U will not succeed as intended, and criticized Nintendo for believing that it can do something novel and come out on top.
"I don’t think t... read
Industry analyst Michael "horse sponge" Pachter has chimed in on the controversial practice of shipping games with "downloadable" content locked on the disc. While he said that he didn't think the delivery method mattered in ... read
While I have no problem with analysts in theory, I really hate some of the bad ideas they try to give publishers. Take, for example, today's cavalcade of opinions that suggest Sony could strip down its free PlayStation Networ... read
Industry analyst Michael "Bumblecrumbs" Pachter has responded to rumors that Sony's next generation PlayStation will block used games, believing that the pros are far outweighed by the cons. According to the smooth opera... read
It's been a while since we've had a quote from Michael "Stink Pouch" Pachter to infuriate the masses, so here's one of him being cynical towards a Nintendo product again. In fact, he thinks Nintendo is going to "Dreamcast" it... read
In a morning GDC session packed full of interesting game sales trend data, EEDAR's Geoffrey Zatkin shared some research on how important game review scores are for sales. While it would stand to reason that highly rated ... read
Research firm EEDAR tracks just about every quantifiable attribute of videogames and then mines that data to help their clients, which includes developers and publishers. In a GDC session on how games get reviewed, Erik Brudv... read
[In Divnich Divines, EEDAR Vice President and videogame analyst Jesse Divnich traverses the bogs of sales data, hype, and good old fashioned game geekery to give you his two cents on hot topics in the games industry]
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This year, the Wii U is scheduled to bring Nintendo into the HD era, but analyst Michael "Love Curdle" Pachter practically guarantees that it will fail to get developers on board. He also urges the company to stop living in t... read
There's no denying that Sony isn't at the top of the gaming mountain anymore, after crushing the competition with the PS2. 2011 especially had Sony encounter more than its fair share of problems, but analyst David Cole t... read
Guys, Nintendo isn't doomed anymore like we all definitely said! A number of game industry pundits, including Michael Pachter and Jesse Divnich, have declared the 3DS to be in safe waters, with the system having cleared its i... read
Many gamers have already assumed that the next generation of videogames will officially kick off next year, and a number of rumors suggest that we'll be seeing the third iteration of the Xbox soon (I won't say "Xbox 720" beca... read
Analysts think that the next Microsoft console will be a hybrid, using both cloud-based and media-based delivery. We're not ready to take it all to the cloud yet, they say. I hope you have storage space for more discs.
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It doesn't take an analyst to tell you that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is going to make some major money this holiday season, but it does take one to hone in on how much it's going to make in a set time frame. Michael Pac... read
Industry analyst Micheal "Drippy Dinkus" Pachter has weighed in on the War of Military Shooters, picking the safer of the two sides and backing Modern Warfare 3. However, it wouldn't be a Pachter prediction without something ... read
Wow. I didn't know this DLC thing was catching on. I knew that everyone was making DLC, but I thought we were all just letting it float by like trash in a river. Oh, did I say that out loud?
I'm kidding! Kind of. There'... read