Pachter: Industry sales to rebound in 2010

Michael Pachter, games industry analyst and manufacturer of fine traditional ale has claimed that videogames are due to bounce back this year. He reckons that the volume of top-tier titles hitting shelves this year will reverse the ailing fortunes of the industry. Hooray!

“We believe that industry sales will rebound in 2010 and that GameStop is well-positioned to reap the rewards,” states the silver-tongued lemur. “… The company’s appeal to hardware gamers will become increasingly important as Wii sales stagnate and Q1’s long-awaited slate of games (Army of Two: The 40th Day, BioShock 2, Gran Turismo 5 and Splinter Cell Conviction etc) comes to market.”

It will probably be a decent year for sure, but one does wonder if all these titles fighting for exposure in the loaded first-half of 2010 will be a good thing. Delaying games to 2010 was a great idea before everybody started doing it, and now we run the risk of some heavy saturation. I hope not, but that remains to be seen.

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Jim Sterling