Predictions For 2016's Winners and Losers Of The New Console Generation

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Bookmark this post and re-check it in 2016. Eminently quotable games business analyst Michael Pachter doesn't just host fun shows on GameTrailers. He crunches numbers, gives stock advice and forecasts the future of the gaming industry. Today, he revealed his mathematical model's predictions for the new console… » 12/27/13 1:13pm 12/27/13 1:13pm

The Most Obvious Thing Anyone Can Say About EA Needs To Be Said Anyway.

"[EA]'s 'Fewer, Bigger, Better' strategy for its key packaged goods releases will not work if the games are, in fact, not 'Better.'" -Analyst Michael Pachter lamenting the oddly low quality and poor sales of Medal of Honor: Warfighter and praising the delay of Fuse. ("Packaged goods" are games sold in stores, not the… » 1/31/13 9:00am 1/31/13 9:00am

The Piracy Problem: Why Ouya's Biggest Strength May Be Its Biggest…

There's an exciting new video game console on the horizon. It's called Ouya. It doesn't exist yet, though over 34,000 Kickstarter backers have opened their wallets to ensure that it will. » 7/13/12 11:00am 7/13/12 11:00am

Maybe the PlayStation Orbis Will Play Used Games After All

Used games: you love them, need them and want to marry them. Publishers and developers blame the second-hand market for lack of innovation, saying the money they don't see from used games would let them be more creative. » 5/14/12 9:00am 5/14/12 9:00am

Games Industry Analyst Michael Pachter Estimates Gamers Outnumber…

I like Michael Pachter. I really do. I get Castleville requests from him all the time. Seriously, though, I do go to Pachter for comment occasionally in my sports columns, mostly because the deals cut in that genre are complex and often rely on a publisher partnering up with older businesses, and he understands those… » 5/12/12 5:00pm 5/12/12 5:00pm

Dancing Games Hit Their Stride, Show Huge Growth in Sales

The Los Angeles Times has taken a look at the October NPD numbers, which show that dancing games like Just Dance 3 and Dance Central 2 have grown in sales 326% over last year. That far outpaces the next nearest fastest-growing genre, fighting games, which grew just 33% over the same period of time. » 11/29/11 9:00pm 11/29/11 9:00pm

Jamie Kennedy's Still Sensitive About His Trainwreck of an E3 2007…

Jamie Kennedy, star of Son of the Mask, Malibu's Most Wanted and Wii game Real Heroes: Firefighter doesn't always deliver brilliantly inspired performances. See his E3 2007 Activision press conference hosting gig, for example, which he's still really really sensitive about, according to a recent Twitter tirade. » 6/23/11 3:40pm 6/23/11 3:40pm

No Strikes, but One Out as Labor Unrest Hovers Over Video Games

For a brief moment Tuesday, I wasn't sure we'd be seeing any basketball video game this year, even though I'd taken for granted that NBA 2K12 would release, a death-and-taxes sure thing in October for more than 10 years. » 4/09/11 4:00pm 4/09/11 4:00pm