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It's simple - Michael Pachter is a jerk

Stevo writes/rants: This entire post is directed to Michael Pachter, research analyst at Wedbush Securities, who continues to give Nintendo's consoles doom and gloom BEFORE a console's release. Is it really necessary when the public market has had no time to voice their opinion?

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Abash1439d ago

As much as I dislike Pachter, calling him a jerk is uncalled for. The article witer is just giving a bad name to Nintendo fanboys

NintendoNationBlog1439d ago

Do a Google search for Michael Patcher is an idiot. There are worse things out there ;)

blitz06231439d ago

I see him more as an idiot rather than a jerk. There's a difference

egidem1439d ago (Edited 1439d ago )

"As much as I dislike Pachter, calling him a jerk is uncalled for. The article witer is just giving a bad name to Nintendo fanboys"

Hmm.....nah, he's still a idiot.

shoddy1438d ago

Patcher is a jerk and an idiot.
I'm so jealous that he get pay for it.
His boss is an idiot too.

EVILDEAD3601438d ago (Edited 1438d ago )

I love how Mickey's got em' so p-ed off all the time.

Love him or hate him..IMO Pachter is as entertaining as ANYONE in the close minded industry of gaming.

Wirth that said, Pach is definately far from being right all the time, but wow he and his show are more informative about MANY MANY issues that come up in gaming today than any gaming website out there.

Color me a Pach fan..I value his opinion just as much as any of the jaded biased personalities that are on Game Trailers and other gaming media. Mainly because he doesn't even take himself too seriously.

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shackdaddy1439d ago (Edited 1439d ago )

He is a jerk though. Not just in a Nintendo fan point of view...

Like have you seen his "ask pachter" videos? Half of them consist of him calling the people who submit Q's stupid or making fun of their name or just generally act like an arrogant jerk.

Ravenor1438d ago

I don't think he's an "idiot" or a "Jerk", he has a shitty job that involves him more or less making predictions based on how he interprets the market going. Like with anyone making predictions, it doesn't always turns out well.

I feel, he is incredibly condescending and when it comes to interacting with the average gamer he has a huge superiority complex. All of these things combined with his general apathy towards Nintendo and it just create something that potentially rubs me all the wrong way.

The fact of the matter is, his reasons for disliking Nintendo as an investment are perfectly well founded. Investing in Nintendo has always been a gamble that wasn't always worth the reward. He just puts it in all the wrong ways..

Outside_ofthe_Box1439d ago

Nintendo fans should actually be kinda of relieved that Pachter predicts doom and gloom for the Wii U. Patchter saying the opposite of what you want to hear is actually a good sign since he's usually wrong.

showtimefolks1439d ago

disagree all you want the guys knows a lot more than us when it comes to business aspect of gaming. So what if he is wrong or makes some bold prediction like wii-HD.

in patch attack some of the questions he has answered requires inside know about of the industry so i don't consider him an idiot.

wii-hd should have happend when he predicted because at that time Nintendo could have gained bigger market share now within one year of wii-u it will be over shadowed by ps4,xbox720.

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bobshi1438d ago

But the Wii is a failed console. Sure it sold the most, but it also collected the most dust too.

It is a fad amongst the main purchasers - families.

The Wii HD was needed in his eyes to shift more units to those that are PS3/360 fans that want the decent graphics, he was right about that.

Imagine if the Wii was up to scratch with the 360 and PS3 - not only would the Wii have had all those families buying it to play Wii Sports but it'd have all the PS3/360 fan boys playing their hardcore games too.

That, my friend, is why he thought it'd fail.

I'm not sure anyone could really have predicted how well it carved a new market in the casual family gamers.

nintendojunkie281438d ago

Well...if the shoe fits......

Anon19741438d ago

"Is it really necessary when the public market has had no time to voice their opinion?"

This article is completely off the rails. Is it necessary? That's his job. His job isn't to wait until after the fact and then say "Wow. The customer's loved it." His job is to advise investors ahead of time, to make predictions. And he's not the only analyst out there that thinks Nintendo will have a hard time matching the Wii's success with the Wii-U.

He's not seeking attention when he makes these predictions, he's doing his job and like it or not, look at his track record. He's been out to lunch at times but he's still right far more than he's wrong.

"Your opinion means nothing to anyone buying consoles."
Again, you couldn't have missed the point more. He's not making these predictions for console buyers. He's advising brokers, fund managers, investors, etc who pay millions for detailed reports like the ones Wedbush provides, and they wouldn't be paying millions for these types of research reports if they weren't making them money. Having worked in the brokerage industry for a decade before becoming a game developer, I speak from experience here. You think brokers research each stock in the portfolio when investing your assets? Not even close. They rely on recommendations from their internal analysts who rely on reports from guys like Michael Patcher. He wouldn't be employed if his opinions were always wrong.

This article is clearly ignorant of what it is that Pachter even does.

schlanz1438d ago

He's definitely a jerk for assuming only "hardcore Nintendo fanboys" will buy Wii U, and that "they could release a cardboard box and say it plays Mario and [Nintendo fanboys] would buy it. Why does this guy hate Nintendo and their fans so much?

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remanutd551439d ago

i approved this article, he is a clown.

Godmars2901439d ago

He's someone who looks at the business end of gaming, then makes comments to gamers. Somehow doesn't realize the difference.

Ravenor1438d ago

I also never understood why anyone wanted to hear from him, and how he slithered onto most VG related media.

Investors want to know about the viability of whatever, as a gamer...I don't really care. He basically spouts inflammatory useless information, and then acts confused when people ask for a explanation.

Like his on the spot value of Nintendo against other Publishers and putting them on the very bottom.

MultiConsoleGamer1439d ago (Edited 1439d ago )

Pachter is not a jerk.

But there is something you should know about analysts.

Their job isn't just to pick winning companies, its also to "talk down" the rival companies who oppose their picks.

Basically you tell your clients to invest in a certain company, then to help guarantee the success of your client, you talk down the rival companies.

And if you want to prove that an analyst is involved with this type of behavior, you simply look for the patterns in their choices.

Now I'm not saying any of this is true with Mikey. I personally think he's just saying stuff to get a rise out of people. The press has often targeted Nintendo fans simply because they have a knee jerk, emotional response to this kind of stuff. (Well, at least they used to. They're finally starting to wise up. Only suckers get trolled.)

Fishy Fingers1439d ago (Edited 1439d ago )

He's just doing his job. Why don't you do yours and write something worthwhile...

He's not forcing sites/blog to post everything that comes out of his mouth.

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