Patcher "Ninty Fans.. Put your money where your mouth is"

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#1 Posted by dobzilian (2490 posts) -

lol @ patcher...

Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter is back with more predictions, this time speaking at the London Games Conference. Pachter stated he expects the PS4 to outsell the Xbox One due to a lower price. He places the PS4 selling between 100 and 120 million units during its lifetime, with the Xbox One selling between 90 and 110 million units. As for the Wii U, Pachter says to expect around 30 million units for its lifetime sales. Pachter had this to say about Wii U sales:

“We think 30 million is where [Wii U] is set. If you are a Nintendo fan bitching about my opinion on Wii U, stop, put your money where your mouth is and buy a Wii U.”

In addition, Pachter says that consoles may be a fading trend and could be irrelevant in 10 years time, as recent architecture makes them more like gaming PCs than ever before, along with the expansion of the mobile market making gaming more than a sit at home experience.

I don’t think the console market will get any bigger. The console installed base has peaked. Consoles may not be relevant in 10 years. We have expanded the market beyond the hardcore console owner. We now have ten times the audience over the internet, six times the audience over mobile. And I think one day you’ll get to play any game, anywhere on any device.”

The PlayStation 4 launches this Friday, November 15th in America with the Xbox One launching next Friday on November 22nd.

Discuss....

#2 Edited by PurpleMan5000 (7321 posts) -

That's a pretty good sign that Wii U sales are about to take off.

#3 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (3607 posts) -

He's not my mommy.

#4 Posted by dobzilian (2490 posts) -

@princessgomez92: Maybe your father?

#5 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26862 posts) -

Hey Pach, are you taking notes from YT folk like Coppercab now?

#6 Posted by Sweenix (5399 posts) -
@dobzilian said:

@princessgomez92: Maybe your father?

or lover

#7 Posted by Sword-Demon (6970 posts) -

@PurpleMan5000 said:

That's a pretty good sign that Wii U sales are about to take off.

This

#8 Posted by iambatman7986 (484 posts) -

Has he ever been right about anything? I like that he had the one and ps4 selling so much.

#9 Posted by shawn30 (4367 posts) -

Neither the PS4 nor the Xbox One will hit 100 million. This will not happen. I don't care what Patcher hypes, no matter if he thinks what you like or what I like will win, the man is so wrong so often its a joke.

#10 Posted by hiphops_savior (7939 posts) -

I did, I'm trying to get others to jump in.

#11 Edited by DarthBilf (1356 posts) -

I will be soon. I think Super Mario 3D World will put its games at a critical mass. The X1 and PS4 on the other hand...

#12 Posted by McStrongfast (4271 posts) -

Not really a Nintendo fan, but I'm getting a WiiU. In which orifice am I putting my money?

#13 Posted by ZombieKiller7 (6255 posts) -

I think he's spot on, I agree with everything in the OP.

#14 Edited by HaRmLeSS_RaGe (1270 posts) -

I said I wouldn't buy one until there's at least two games I want. However if by some miracle I can get a deluxe + 3D Mario for ~£200 I'm in!

#15 Posted by The_Last_Ride (72248 posts) -

The is mostly right when it comes to sales, but he isn't always right. I like the guy and think he does speak a lot of truth, but he is just saying stuff just as the other person. So people shouldn't take this very serious

#16 Edited by XxR3m1xInHDn3D (1967 posts) -

lol he thinks the PS4/10 will sell 120m

#17 Posted by nini200 (9817 posts) -

I do agree that WiiU users need to put their money where their mouths are but I say it mostly as software. Most of them whine and complain about why their console isn't getting said game and when they finally do get the game, only 1/10th of them complaining actually go and buy it.

If I complain about a game not being on the console of my choice and it finally does come, I go and buy the game.

#18 Edited by Whiteblade999 (5537 posts) -

I'm still waiting for some RPGs to materialize on the system before I even consider it.

#19 Posted by KBFloYd (13793 posts) -

this guy is a joke... put my money where my mouth is? please...stupid chair monkey stay out of real gamers discussions.

#20 Posted by Sword-Demon (6970 posts) -

@nini200: who has done this?

You say most wii u owners complain about not getting games, then not buy them when they come. But there hasn't even been an opportunity for them to do that.

#21 Edited by AznbkdX (3220 posts) -

Not too sure about those figures for One and PS4 tbh unless their lifetimes are long. The releases are at a fairly good time and hype is fairly high in gamer circles, but it just doesn't seem right.

I also don't necessarily agree with his statement on the WiiU really. I can totally understand why many fans still aren't willing to get it. If a console doesn't have games that pop out and grab you, then irregardless of if your a fan or not, logic should kick in and tell you not to get one yet. Of course their is a lot of people that will buy on a whim, but the people who are thinking ahead will wait for good bundles and good games, especially on something that doesn't have the immediate advantages over the other newer consoles.

#22 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (7321 posts) -

@nini200 said:

I do agree that WiiU users need to put their money where their mouths are but I say it mostly as software. Most of them whine and complain about why their console isn't getting said game and when they finally do get the game, only 1/10th of them complaining actually go and buy it.

If I complain about a game not being on the console of my choice and it finally does come, I go and buy the game.

Eh. I'm going to buy what I want and skip what I don't. If a game comes out on the Wii U that has a better version on the PC, I'm not going to buy the Wii U version. I honestly don't care one bit if most multiplats never show up on the Wii U. I guess a few sports games that are at least as good as the PS3 versions would be nice.

#23 Posted by nini200 (9817 posts) -

@PurpleMan5000 said:

@nini200 said:

I do agree that WiiU users need to put their money where their mouths are but I say it mostly as software. Most of them whine and complain about why their console isn't getting said game and when they finally do get the game, only 1/10th of them complaining actually go and buy it.

If I complain about a game not being on the console of my choice and it finally does come, I go and buy the game.

Eh. I'm going to buy what I want and skip what I don't. If a game comes out on the Wii U that has a better version on the PC, I'm not going to buy the Wii U version. I honestly don't care one bit if most multiplats never show up on the Wii U. I guess a few sports games that are at least as good as the PS3 versions would be nice.

What the crap are you talking about lol

#24 Posted by chocolate1325 (32539 posts) -

I have said I might be tempted to get one in 2014. If Mario 3D World ends up being incredible maybe earlier but with Smash and Mario Kart and maybe Zelda following in 2014 it could tempt me that year.

#25 Posted by treedoor (7648 posts) -

Nintendo overestimated how many hardcore Nintendo fans there actually are.

I think we all did, tbh.

Nintendo messed up the Wii U in so many ways.

#26 Edited by DilfersDimes (59 posts) -

He's kinda right, tbh

#27 Posted by KayJayMaster (60 posts) -

Patcher said the wii u sucks so why would he be wrong now?

#28 Posted by 22Toothpicks (11290 posts) -

Nintendo fans, "STFU Pachter."

Seriously, is this guy ever right?

#29 Posted by Netret0120 (2196 posts) -

100mill?!

I highly doubt any system will hit that unless Sony cuts the price to $200 in a few years.

Casuals are sticking to their mobiles which can play many games now