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

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

Thu 05 Dec 2013 8:27pm GMT / 3:27pm EST / 12:27pm PST
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The analyst scolds Nintendo for not taking advantage of mobile, states that PS4 will top XB1, and makes some bold predictions

Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter spoke at the Game Monetization USA Summit in San Francisco, and once again made some bold predictions about the future of the game industry. He pulled no punches as he evaluated the current state of affairs in the business, and he had some hard advice for a number of companies.

Pachter noted that more people are playing games on more devices than ever before, but he doesn't think the console market will be growing. "I don't think you're ever going to see 500 million consoles out there," Pachter said. For lifetime sales, Pachter expects the Wii U will ultimately sell 30 million "or fewer" units, the PS4 will sell 100 to 120 million units, and the Xbox One will sell 90 to 110 million units.

"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."

The lifetime sales Pachter predicts compare to current sales of the PS3 and the Xbox 360 at about 80 million units apiece, but it's far below some estimates of hundreds of millions of next-gen consoles. "I don't know where they get those numbers," Pachter said. He feels that at several hundred dollars, with games costing $60 or more, consoles are just too pricey to ever sell hundreds of millions of units.

The Wii U's performance so far Pachter characterized as "underwhelming," but noted it's possible "but unlikely" that exciting new titles will reinvigorate growth. He believes that Nintendo is missing a huge opportunity to bring new gamers into their brands: Nintendo should put old GameBoy Advance content on phones and tablets for free, and charge $3 to $5 for more recent titles from the DS. Pachter feels this would generate enormous revenue for Nintendo and bring millions of new fans into their brands, and give them a strong way to sell newer titles on the 3DS and Wii U that use those brands.

"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.

Pachter is more positive on the PlayStation 4 - "Sony thrives, Nintendo doesn't" - saying it's impressive as a game playing device. "The graphics are phenomenal, and the huge RAM makes future innovation likely," Pachter pointed out. He noted that the multimedia features remain unclear, but the CPU power of the PS4 allows the potential for huge improvement in the future. As for the Xbox One, Pachter noted it's impressive as a multimedia device, and the added features of Kinect and Skype give it additional value. "We're sticking with our prediction of a built-in TV tuner" for the Xbox One, Pachter said, which would simplify the ability of the Xbox One to control your television viewing.

"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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43 Comments

Klaus Preisinger Freelance Writing

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Wait, no prediction for a WiiU HD? Who is this alien impersonating Michael Pachter?

The 'supercomputer in his pocket' evokes images of Terry Crewes in an ad with groupies, implied genitalia, rants about calculus, and at one point he is going to ask you to now look at his snapdragon. I blame Gamesindustry.biz for placing a link "nude shower scene" in the vicinity of Pachter's statement.

Posted:10 months ago

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Nicholas Pantazis Senior Editor, VGChartz Ltd

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A lot of people say the same about you every time you give another crazy prediction, Michael.

And on that topic, his lifetime expectations are generous for PS4 and especially Xbox One. There's not room in the market for those kinds of sales for two machines in a post-Wii world. The "shrinking handheld market" remains to be a factor at all for the 3DS, which is currently looking likely to sell in the 80-100 million unit range.

Also Sony thrives and Nintendo doesn't? Neither posted great financials, but Nintendo is certainly in a better long-term position. Sony as a company is collapsing, with losses in almost all divisions including massive bleeds in gaming. The PS4 is Sony's last chance to pull out of a a dive to the bottom. I do think the PS4 will keep Sony going, but they're on life support. Nintendo is far stronger as far as the company itself goes. They can still afford mistakes, unlike Sony, and they are selling profitable hardware and software, unlike Sony, who is still eating massive losses on the Vita, losses on PS4, and barely breaking even on PS3.

Finally, Microsoft's cable box gambit remains a bad one. Why would they add a cable receiver directly into a box that's already far too focused on the dying cable TV business? This folly of focus will be apparent sooner rather than later. The cable package scam will be gone in less than 5 years, and it continues to shrink drastically year-over-year.

Edit: Some numbers to back up the cable problems http://www.businessinsider.com/cord-cutters-and-the-death-of-tv-2013-11

Edited 2 times. Last edit by Nicholas Pantazis on 5th December 2013 9:06pm

Posted:10 months ago

#2

Steve Goldman Journalist.

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Nintendo knows what its doing. Putting games on mobile MIGHT be good for money, quality would suck

Posted:10 months ago

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Steve Goldman Journalist.

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Sony thrives, nintendo doesnt huh.

3ds is thriving

Posted:10 months ago

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Gaetano Prestia Editor, MMGN.com

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I don't think linking to predictions from 7 years ago is a particularly constructive contribution to the discussion. An analysts job is to predict based on market trends and interests. No one could have predicted how successful the Wii would have been. It was very risky, and ultimately its quick death after a similarly fast rise has hurt Nintendo in placing it in a position to forcibly released under-performing hardware in Wii U to stay relevant. Wii U prediction is certainly accurate based on 12 months. And I believe those figures for PS4 and Xbox One are global? They are probably overly optimistic but either way he is predicting based on market interest. The mobile bubble has or will very shortly burst for gaming, and people will go back to consoles IF they can expand what they offer on a digital and media front, which both new consoles do. I think 60-80 million for both is a more realistic prediction but either way, expecting him to be right on the money is expecting far too much of an industry analyst. If they were always on the money the industry would be too predictable, which isn't a good thing.

Posted:10 months ago

#5

Gaetano Prestia Editor, MMGN.com

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Being a relevant player in the handheld scene is worthless outside of Japan.

Posted:10 months ago

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Adam Campbell Associate Producer, Miniclip Ltd

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No one could have predicted how successful the Wii would have been.
Some of us did ;-)

Posted:10 months ago

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Roland Austinat roland austinat media productions|consulting, IDG, Computec, Spiegel Online

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"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."
That's why analysts get paid the big bucks!

Posted:10 months ago

#8

Craig Page Programmer

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He says a lot of crazy and stupid things... But I think putting a few Nintendo games on Android and iOS would be great, even if they're just free demos of games and only last 20 minutes. They would give Nintendo a lot of free advertising.

Having your phone power all of your home entertainment is a terrible idea. Why would you use a $600 device to do that when a $400 computer could do the job 10 times better? And what happens to your home theater when more than one person uses it, but the super phone owner isn't home? Or do you just always leave your super phone at home and have a second cheaper phone that you carry with you for making phone calls and texting?

Posted:10 months ago

#9

Steve Goldman Journalist.

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^ demos? sure, thats not a bad idea.

Posted:10 months ago

#10

Asif A. Khan, CPA Financial Reporter

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Blatant disrespect for a CEO that gave us Wii, the DS ecosystem, and has maintained one of the most revered gaming cultures in the industry. Great headline material...

Posted:10 months ago

#11
How bout we not pay for any future analysis and just let our products judge us on the quality of our products. Everything people try to perdict dont even hit the ballpark...

Posted:10 months ago

#12

Asif A. Khan, CPA Financial Reporter

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Anyone who thinks Pachter is a real solid financial analyst should look at his repeatedly bearish calls on Netflix. He has his agenda, and the media loves a talking head that will get them headlines. Take anything he says with multiple salt shakers (as opposed to a grain of salt). Just another day with negative Nintendo press... Nothing to see here, folks.

Posted:10 months ago

#13

Jeff Kleist Writer, Marketing, Licensing

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Upward still has his job due to tradition, the fact that he was Yamauchis anointed carries a lot of weight. He's going to have to screw up a lot more and a lot longer to "retire". The problem is Nintendo as a whole stil running a 29 year old playbook., and Japan's divergence from the rest of the worlds Internet and entertainment habits. Cable TV for example has never been a thing there really, with well under 50% of households subscribing. It's expensive, and the selection of channels isn't much better than pn the US had 25 years ago. Nintendo has always run on the "what's good for Japan works everywhere", something that stooped being true 3 console generations ago. Nintendo is working on a tablet, which the 2DS is a semi prototype for. They think that this will solve their problems, but it won't. For Nintendo, their refusal to go mobile us far more one if pride than anything else, and right behind that is the fear that the second they give up control like that it's the end of their hardware business.

@Nicolas, you don't understand the TV business

The HDMI in is a stopgap measure, and will likely go in the first, or at the latest second hardware revision.

Cable boxes are on the way out, and MS wants to replace them. When the FIOS app launched, it only supported 2 dozen channels. Now it does 75 and VOD, And that includes most of the top tier networks

On top of that, steaming networks are desperate to integrate into cable boxes, and be treated as another channel in the guide. Xbox one bypasses all those politics by proving its own guide, and gives them what they want, making them an ally. The cable companies are going to be helped to exit the hardware business, which makes them an ally. It's not that people don't want cable, these same people are still paying for Internet, it's that they don't want to spend $60 a month on it, especially when they only watch a third of the channels at best. Cable will be forced to evolve, creating smaller and more flexible bundles, there will be more competition as regional monopolies are busted up like long distance and IP based cable (which Verizon is moving hard on).

Were simply experiencing a paradigm shift in how people consume entertainment, and there's heavy dilution of specifics in a growing market. Instead of making money just in thenitial airings, VOD and time shifting are being monetized, selling new ads into old content. The streaming rights far more valuable than syndication rights. The fact that demographics are a lot more easily tracked in minute detail makes you able to charge more for ads. So the show that tracks 7 million on traditional Nielsen families makes less in adjusted dollars than the one with half the eyeballs.

Yeah, it's going to be a bloody 4-5 years, but the kids buying Netflix and hulu today are going to drop another 15-20 on more expansive offerings, presented on their timetable instead ip of linear.

Posted:10 months ago

#14

Nuttachai Tipprasert Programmer

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Nintendo should put old GameBoy Advance content on phones and tablets for free, and charge $3 to $5 for more recent titles from the DS.
I downloaded GBA emulators on phone and never played any games ever since. The onscreen virtual controls are clunky to say the least. The buttons take too much space and obscure most part of the screen. Also the games that require precise control and sharp feedback, eg. platformers, are unplayable because I cannot tell which button I'm pressing.

To bring old-school games from GBA or DS era to the phone or tablet needs major control overhaul. And since no one knows how many people will download them - I personally believe that there's none target audiences of these kinds of game on the phone, porting those games to the phone sounds like very bad idea.

Posted:10 months ago

#15

J.K. Studying Game Design Specialization, Austin Community College

7 10 1.4
@Nuttachai This is pretty much exactly what I wanted to say. Honestly, I would have laughed in Pachter's face were I in the same room as him when he said that. Even some of the more recent DS games wouldn't make great mobile OS ports because the DS is a system with physical buttons that mix some touchscreen controls. And why would Nintendo bother to release any of their handheld games for free when they can charge a reasonable price in their own closed environment which, to my knowledge, has been piracy-free for coming on three years now.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by J.K. on 6th December 2013 7:35am

Posted:10 months ago

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Alfonso Sexto Lead Tester, Ubisoft Germany

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Nice article @Steve Peterson but you have a typo there:
"I don't know why Iwata is still employed"
I think "I seek your attention by throwing desperate nonsense" may be incorrectly written there. can you confirm this?

Posted:10 months ago

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Daniel Hughes Studying PhD Literary Modernism, Bangor University

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I'm wondering why Pachter is still employed. After all, his suggestion is that Nintendo port DS games to smartphones. How do you port games designed for a two screened device with buttons onto a buttonless device with one screen?

The fact that this is at a "monetisation" summit says everything. I despise that word. Nintendo are more concerned with the long term health and quality of their franchises, and while they certainly are shrewd and out to make a killing, they're not so cynical as to damage their software brands for the sake of short-term profit.

Posted:10 months ago

#18

Kevin Ezeadiugwu Associate Product Manager, [x+1]

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LOL, this guys is just an analyst. He just follows the trends he doesn't understand the gamer's mentality or does it seem like hes a fan. 3DS is absolutely KILLING it and lets not forget 2DS which will also perform well at a phenomenal price point which offers alot of value. I like how because Nintendo isn't positioning its console the exact same way as Sony or MS and engaging in a price war to the bottom that suddenly Iwata should be fired. Blue Ocean is the only Ocean.

Also, Nintendo has 10 billion in the bank, so even if Wii-u doesn't sell a gazillion units who cares? They will still be profitable unlike Sony's and Microsoft's gaming divisions.

Lastly, why the hell would Nintendo release their games for free on mobile devices and erode their brand quality and consumer perception of the value of their content? Content >>>> Distribution.

Posted:10 months ago

#19

Andrew Goodchild Studying development, Train2Game

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LOL, this guys is just an analyst. He just follows the trends he doesn't understand the gamer's mentality or does it seem like hes a fan
Unfortunately, as an analyst (and through his headline grabbing antics, the most famous games industry analyst), he is paid by potential investors on how to invest in the industry. He has gone on record as saying he's not paid to be right, but unfortunately he still gets to influence where the money goes.

Whatever personal opinions anyone has on analysts, what they do influences any company that is looking for outside investment, and that is necessary, no one is going to give hundreds of thousands or more whilst shooting blind, so if people are paying Pachter for advice, you can't dismiss his impact as irrelevent, even though he seems to have a very bad hit rate, at least in his more public predictions.

Posted:10 months ago

#20

Carl Watkins Podcaster and writer

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Technical limitations like interface aside, why would Nintendo port anything to an outside system? Nintendo consistently makes money by selling systems. As far as I know, none of their systems retail cost are subsidized. That, combined with a fanbase that will literally buy the same system multiple times with minor technical or purely cosmetic improvements, ensures that they will continue to make money on all the systems they sell. Most gamers, read not parents buying systems for their children, will tell you that the primary reason for buying a Nintendo system is for their first party games.

If they were to move their first party games to outside platforms, it would dilute their brand and give consumers less of a reason to buy Nintendo hardware. The last thing they want is for people to think "Maybe I shouldn't buy this new DS and wait to see if Pokemon comes to my iPhone."

And release games for free? Nintendo has proven that their classic games retain value, otherwise they would have abandoned their Virtual Console marketplace years ago.

And PS4 only beating Xbox One because of the price difference? I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that consumers' faith in Microsoft was shaken by the policies on used games, always on internet, or mandatory kinect has nothing to do with it. Sure Microsoft flipped on all these issues, but they are now in the mind of gamers. Those are shadows of doubt that will linger at least through this console cycle. Not to mention these policies really hurt XB1 on the pre-order front. Locally, the PS4 has been out selling the XB1 at least 3:1.

For me personally, I won't take the Xbox One seriously as a multimedia device until they offer a cable card reader attachment and allow the system to act as an actual DVR.

Posted:10 months ago

#21

Matthias Vandegaer System engineer, 9lives.be writer

3 6 2.0
He says a lot of crazy and stupid things... But I think putting a few Nintendo games on Android and iOS would be great, even if they're just free demos of games and only last 20 minutes. They would give Nintendo a lot of free advertising.
The thing with people like Michael is, the more apparently crazy and stupid things he says, the more the likelihood at least one of those things will become truth. It's like how Nostradamus made a crapton of deliberately vague predictions. I take most of what analysts like him say with a shaker of salt; too many nonsensical predictions and too many "predictions" anyone who follows news on the games industry a bit could make by basing himself on known things.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Matthias Vandegaer on 6th December 2013 5:14pm

Posted:10 months ago

#22

Todd Weidner Founder, Big Daddy Game Studio

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All gaming markets including the console market will likely continue to grow. One main reason, The older gens that werent brought up gaming are still dying off, being replaced by new generations that do. It wont be for another 20 years or so until you have full demographic of gamers. The first real gen of video gamers are still only in the 40s and 50s.

Posted:10 months ago

#23

Kelly Flock consultant

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The "PC" attached to your smart TV is almost certainly going to be one of the new consoles, not a box from HP or Dell. And what is a tablet or smart phone if not a "smart monitor". Pachter is always entertaining and often right. Nintendo is the next Sega and someday will wake up and realize their strength is software. I expect either Iwata or his successor will cut an amazing deal with Sony, keep their dead end handheld business, and become one of the top three third party publishers.

Posted:10 months ago

#24

Anthony Wade ICT Technician

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God that guy is a bell end.

Posted:10 months ago

#25

Steve Goldman Journalist.

81 92 1.1
Nintendo games should never be on outside platforms, period

Posted:10 months ago

#26

Morgan Amelia Bromage Animation Artist

4 9 2.3
Why doesn't he just buy a 3DS and then he can play these Nintendo games he so sorely wants on his iPhone? Pachter is always, and has always, been a joke of a human.

Posted:10 months ago

#27

Kingman Cheng Illustrator and Animator

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I'm wondering why Pachter is still employed.
Exactly what I was thinking.

Posted:10 months ago

#28
As for Pachter, It doesn't really take an analyst to figure out that an item priced lower than it's main competitor will sell more, regardless of which one offers the better experience and comes as a complete package and utilises existing mobile devices such as iOS, Android and Win 8 tablets & phones to enhance and extend game play, as opposed to the one that needs extra's bought for it and uses an additional (and expensive 150 / $245) gaming console to extend play onto mobile devices, I would also imagine that a fair few PS4 owners will also be looking to buy a decent chat "headset" as the one included with the PS4 is similar to that supplied with Nokia phones around the Millennium. All of these extra's can be bought at a later date of course, ie: another day pay so people will generally overlook or not notice the expense as much as if bought in one go..

@Nicholas: I honestly think that people need to open their eyes when it come to the "Cable receiver" as the use of it is not mandatory in anyway. It's also clearly something that was only really added for, and will largely useful to people who live in the U.S, and of course only if they decide to make use it.. The XO is runs perfectly without a "cable" feed.. I have several Xbox ONE's here in the UK and one at my place in France and none of those are used for TV and they never will be as I have 1TB SKY+ HD boxes at both properties. Those consoles will only ever be used for gaming.. But as with life, it is what you make of it..

Also I believe that it was indeed Sony that first brought TV via Netflix to the console market back in 2009, yet now Xbox ONE is being lambasted for it.. Go figure eh..

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Pete Thompson on 6th December 2013 6:40pm

Posted:10 months ago

#29

Neow Shau Jin Studying Bachelor in Computer Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia

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@Daniel

there are quite a lot of DS/3DS games ported to the smartphones, Capcom's Ace Attorney series comes to mind. And Final Fantasy IV, which was a classic game remaked for 3DS then ported to smartphones, so it wasn't rare at all.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Neow Shau Jin on 6th December 2013 6:50pm

Posted:10 months ago

#30

Nick Parker Consultant

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Pachter is producing sound bites to PR his company. He is not the only analyst in the USA but he is the one given the most exposure, partly because it makes a good story. This exposure (unfortunately) carries weight as we have seen this week with the fortunes of EA whose stock dropped following his comments (and others) regarding the relative failure of Battlefield 4, a short term view if ever I saw one especially that there are many more buy notes on the stock than hold or sell. He knows his reach and exploits it as if he is untouchable. Price is not the only reason why PS4 has made inroads into Xbox market share and beaten it significantly in most markets - inventory has been another factor and Sony went out of its way to ensure stock was not going to be an issue in one market it had to win back and could - the UK.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Nick Parker on 6th December 2013 7:37pm

Posted:10 months ago

#31

Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

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Oddly enough, Patcher has also said at least one of his kids has a 3DS (from what I recall of a session at some mobile event in NYC recently), so he's kind of a jerky soul in his doomsday analysis (as usual).

Posted:10 months ago

#32

Craig Bamford Writer/Consultant

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It's not news that this guy isn't worth paying attention to. Saying that price is the only competitive advantage the PS4 has is silly, and pretending that Nintendo wouldn't be damaging their hardware competitiveness by putting games out on other platforms is sillier.

No. The real story is why this guy keeps on being given so much press. That's the real question, and I'd love to see it answered.

Posted:10 months ago

#33

Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

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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.
2029: "In today's medical news, researchers tracking the effects of mobile device radiation have noticed increased sterility in men and women thanks to them carrying what amounts to a supercomputer in their pockets..."

Or something like that... :^O

Posted:10 months ago

#34

Paul Jace Merchandiser

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I actually like Pachter's wacky quotes and predictions. They are probably part of the reason he still has a job. As for Iwata, he still has a job because Nintendo's handheld business is ridiculously successful. Last I heard the Wii didn't do too bad either. But if Nintendo only had their console business and relied strictly on Wii U sales then he probably wouldn't still have his job, although he'd most likely be demoted instead of outright fired.

Posted:10 months ago

#35

Bruce Everiss Marketing Consultant

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I must admit that there are several senior people in the UK game industry whose continued employment is a puzzle to me. :-)

Posted:10 months ago

#36

Curt Sampson Sofware Developer

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I have grave doubts about whether replacing set-top boxes is going to be a profitable strategy. Even worse for Microsoft, should that play work out, Sony's in a fantastic position to compete with them because of their long experience in similar areas. I've been using my PS3 as my HD TV tuner and DVR for several years now here in Japan, via a sub-$100 USB accessory (the Torne).
Having your phone power all of your home entertainment is a terrible idea. Why would you use a $600 device to do that when a $400 computer could do the job 10 times better? And what happens to your home theater when more than one person uses it, but the super phone owner isn't home?
Well, why spend an extra $400 on a computer when you already have the phone and it's already got your content?

And I can certainly see video and even games moving towards a personal library that you carry about in your phone and play on whatever devices that happen to be handy. The giant stack of records and CDs that used to live beside every stereo system has been replaced by the music library of whoever's nearby and willing to haul their iPod or phone out of their pocket.

Posted:10 months ago

#37

Steve Goldman Journalist.

81 92 1.1
If you dont own a 3ds and your a gamer, not sure what your doing

Posted:10 months ago

#38

Patrick Williams Medicine and Research

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Its important to note for how many years Nintendo's been in the black vs Sony and MS and how the Wii and the DS weren't game consoles but money printing machines. I can't believe Pachter still has a job.

Posted:10 months ago

#39

Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

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@Steve Goldman: Yuck.That's not even close to correct. It's the same as saying something like "If you're not wearing Nike, you don't know what you're doing". If there's a kid now who ONLY knows gaming from what he's played on a tablet, PC or other device or hell, a different console, does that NOT make them a gamer in your eyes? I hope not, as you'd e more biased then they are.

Every day there's probably going to be a kid or adult looking at a Nintendo game who's never seen one before. Nintendo knows this (which seems to be one reason they love pumping out the past over and over) and there you go. Some will buy in, some won't. That doesn't lessen their "gamer cred" any more or less in my book.

Posted:10 months ago

#40

Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

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Oh, and Patcher is ONE disrespectful man, period. Does he make games at all? Nope. He's a paid crystal gazer with a following, holding court with hangers on to his every word and nothing more. I don't care about the words "respected" and "analyst" after each other because that also described Miss Cleo before she fell off the damn radar.

I think he said his words out of a need to get press first and foremost. If he wants to seriously throw that hate around, let him call Iwata personally and tell him this. I bet we'd see some fireworks coming out of his Candy Crush playing phone for a while...

Posted:10 months ago

#41

Alfonso Sexto Lead Tester, Ubisoft Germany

822 654 0.8
@Steve Goldman

I don't see ht problem in Nintendo games being in other platforms and more accessible to other.
If you dont own a 3ds and your a gamer, not sure what your doing
Dude, sorry but that writing from a Journalist is just plain painful.

Posted:10 months ago

#42

Andreia Quinta Creative & People Photographer, Studio52 London

227 602 2.7
states that PS4 will top XB1
Thanks Cpt Obvious...
I think the PC is going to make a comeback
Again, thanks Cpt.
The reason Sony beats Microsoft is solely the price
Shows how much he knows...

Posted:10 months ago

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