Pachter: "I don't know why Iwata is still employed"

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1 year ago#1
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-12-05-pachter-i-dont-know-why-iwata-is-still-employed

"The reason Sony beats Microsoft is solely the price," Pachter noted. "Microsoft loses the next generation unless they cut price. If Microsoft drops its price to $399, I expect the sales to be equal to the PS4."


"I don't know why Iwata is still employed," Pachter said, given that he refuses to take advantage of this opportunity while the handheld market continues to shrink and the Wii U has failed so far to catch on in a big way.

"The next generation of consoles is probably the last," Pachter said. "We expect frequent model updates instead of new consoles." Moreover, there's going to be renewed interest in the PC, he predicted. "I think the PC is going to make a comeback, the PC will be the hub of all this stuff," he stated. He feels Smart TVs are a dumb idea, noting that you don't have a smart monitor connected to your computer. He envisions there will be a number of screens around the home, perhaps controlled by a tablet, being driven by a supercomputer in your pocket that we call a smartphone.
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1 year ago#2
I will save this article, just to laugh 1 year later, just like his 3ds prediction, lmfao
1 year ago#3
Me neither.

Say what you will about Michael Pachter, but when it comes to Nintendo, he knows his stuff.
1 year ago#4
He's only partly right. But on things not related to Nintendo specifically.

This gen of consoles is PROBABLY the last, given how unsustainable the current model being used by the Industry is.
1 year ago#5
Pachter is Endgame confirmed.
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1 year ago#6
"While the handheld market continues to shrink."

Meanwhile, 3DS sold 800k units on Black Friday alone.

lol Pachter.
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1 year ago#7
I don't know why Pachter is still employed. Iwata is at least correct sometimes.
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1 year ago#8
NickTheBlitz posted...
"While the handheld market continues to shrink."

Meanwhile, 3DS sold 800k units on Black Friday alone.

lol Pachter.


Yeah no kidding.

Handhelds are like puberty in Japan. You either have one, or you aren't getting ****.
1 year ago#9
I don't know why Pachter is still employed.

Someone had to say that.
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1 year ago#10
Spookyryu posted...
I will save this article, just to laugh 1 year later, just like his 3ds prediction, lmfao


Lol
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