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Pachter says 2019 PlayStation 5 release would be perfectly timed

Games industry analyst Michael Pachter has predicted that Sony will not release the PS5 until 2019 or 2020 – and is right to do so. Speaking to GamingBolt, Pachter argued that this timing makes more sense than Microsoft’s decision to release the 4K-centric Xbox One X later this year, as …

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Pachter: Nintendo Switch price is ‘problematic’ and launch line-up is ‘underwhelming’

Video games analyst Michael Pachter echoes the industry’s reaction to the Nintendo Switch, with concerns regarding its price point and launch line-up. The Wedbush analyst believes the console is too expensive considering it’ll have only five games ready at launch and a lack of bundled titles. "Priced at $300, Switch …

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A sub-$500 PlayStation VR will ‘dominate’, analyst claims

The announcement of an $800 RRP for HTC’s Vive SteamVR headset has set the stage for Sony to rule the VR market. That’s the opinion of analyst Michael Pachter, who argues that price will always be the determining factor. Wow, Vive priced at $800. This sets Oculus up to win …

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‘I’m going to call Battlefield 5 as the top selling game for 2016’

Analyst Michael Pachter has said that 2016 presents EA’s best ever opportunity to dethrone Call of Duty from the top of the annual software charts. Speaking in a recent episode of Pachter Factor, the analyst predicted that gamers’ who felt let down by 2014’s Call of Duty: Ghosts will be …

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Pachter: Nintendo NX is ‘doomed’ without third-party backing

Games industry analyst Michael Pachter has said that third-party support is vital to the success of Nintendo’s next home console. Writing in a column published by SIFTD (and then reported by Nintendo Insider), the Wedbush analyst said that the NX would be ‘doomed’ from the off if it fails to …

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Pachter: ‘King deal is a refreshing move by Activision’

Games industry analyst Michael Pachter has praised Activison Blizzard’s purchase of King as a solid strategy for breaking into the mobile market. The major acquisition was revealed earlier today, and will finalise in Spring of next year. The deal is a good one if you believe that King has a …

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Pachter: Yes, disc based games and consoles have a long future ahead

Retail can continue to happily sell disc-based physical video games for at least another 20 years, according to one leading analyst. GameStop CEO Paul Raines said earlier that he believes physical games retail will never go away, although the comments were dismissed as delusional, self-serving load of tosh” by former …

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Nintendo ‘still in denial about Wii U failure’, analyst claims

Analyst Michael Pachter has continued his long-running criticism of Nintendo with another scathing attack against the platform holder. I think that they are still in denial about the Wii U failure,” he told Game Informer. You keep seeing this stat so we’re up 82 per cent – yeah, 40,000 units …

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GTA V sales on PS4 and Xbox One should ‘pale in comparison’ to last-gen

Michael Pachter doesn’t believe the upcoming PS4 and Xbox One version of Grand Theft Auto V will hold a candle to the game’s last-gen performance. The game has to date sold a whopping 34m units across PS3 and Xbox 360, raking in $1bn in its first three days. It’s the …

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