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Michael Pachter Interview -"Next Xbox might cost more than PS4" - Gamertag Radio

This week's episode of Gamertag Radio - Michael Pachter Interview:

*Playstation 4 Reaction
*Next Xbox might cost more than PS4
*Both next gen consoles launching the same day in Nov 2013?
*Nintendo Wii U
*Rumor: Next Xbox announcement in April

Interview starts at 34:25.

All this and more on GTR! (Danny Peña, Industry, Michael Pachter, Microsoft, Next-Gen, Nintendo, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Sony, Tech, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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vyralx  +   1004d ago
So that means it will cost less than PS4
zeal0us  +   1004d ago
Next Xbox might cost more than PS4
Next Xbox might less more than PS4

FFS where are the real analyst at? Jeez my 12yr nephew could told me this.
Cupid_Viper_3  +   1004d ago
Wait... did he say that they're trying to include a TV tuner in the next xbox?

That's kind of borderline in my opinion.
TopDudeMan  +   1004d ago
Let's go for the unexpected option. Imagine it retailed for EXACTLY THE SAME price? Then everybody would be wrong.
user3915800  +   1004d ago
Michael Pachter = The Kardashians of gaming and the ghandi of superstitions.
a_adji  +   1004d ago
why does that surprise you?

the business model of making a loss on the box and profit on software is dead!!!
That-Guy  +   1004d ago
Just look at that troll face of his in the video. And the Internet buys into it.
Nafon  +   1004d ago
A TV Tuner would get a lot more people using media center... i agree though. probably not going to happen. speaking of media center, hopefully they speed it up on the next xbox (if they include it at all). I have my xbox and pc wired with 100 mbps ethernet, and it is so laggy.
Sharingan_no_Kakashi  +   1003d ago
If that's true MS has lost. I doubt it is though. MS isn't dumb enough to enter a battle with a more expensive, less powerful, suckier games line up console.
M_Prime  +   1003d ago
@zeal0us that was hilarious man, and so true.
Oh_Yeah  +   1003d ago
I'd like to see both launch same day and same price... That'd be a first for the industry and it'd allow people to pick based truly on specs and games, that's real competition right there.
Autodidactdystopia  +   1003d ago
Patcher is the worst
raWfodog  +   1004d ago
I predict that Michael Pachter will soon make another useless prediction/analysis.
r21  +   1004d ago
Actually, his predictions are useful. We can predict the opposite of his prediction to be true XD
SyluxPT  +   1003d ago
M_Prime  +   1003d ago
How did he become so popular?
UnholyLight  +   1003d ago
Not all of his predictions are wrong but yeah hahaha. How nuts would it be if both released on the same day? That would be anarchy x100000 especially if I am trying to grab both systems at the same time hahhah
Link079  +   1004d ago
It's just a games console people will not invest big money in buying one nextgen ?

Well balanced hardware that can keep up with the best is the way forward i think.
nosferatuzodd  +   1003d ago
indeed and that guy is a silent troll he's fabricating shit to let the ps4 look bad check this out

The x86 CPU, incidentally, is a 64-bit, 8-core Jaguar CPU made by AMD, probably clocked at around 2GHz. Jaguar is the next step up after Bobcat, and is targeted at low-power (and low-cost) laptops. Jaguar is expected to be around 10% faster than Bobcat — and the core count is quite impressive, if developers can make use of them all —

Overall, the PS4′s CPU isn’t spectacular. but at the same time its no slouch its a good mid range CPU yo dig
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madjedi  +   1003d ago
@link "It's just a games console people will not invest big money in buying one nextgen ?"

Then why the hell would anyone spend $350 + tax for a wiiu + 2 or 3 games to play. How do you make that statement as a gamer.

"Well balanced hardware that can keep up with the best" If it's well balanced it isn't anywhere near the best, especially if we are talking about nintendo's hardware preferences.

Best is a $900+ dollar gpu or a $1000 cpu ect, not a low or mid range hardware, but this is the same guy expecting port of need for speed to match a high end pc version.
-Superman-  +   1004d ago
He maybe right...
We know Microsoft will make Kinect 2, and it self cost a lot. So... there are 2 way Microsoft will sell console.

1)Xbox720(Kinect 2 built in) and console is weaker than PS4 = Same price as PS4

2)Xbox720(Kinect 2 built in) and console is strong or stronger than PS4 = higher price than PS4

If they built just Xbox720, and same strong as PS4, price could be same, but we know that Kinect 2 will be built in Xbox 720 which means cost alot, this means they put higher price in market, or same price and weaker console.
dcbronco  +   1004d ago
PS4 has a similar camera included. DDR5 is a lot more expensive than DDR3. Kinect 1 was never as expensive as people thought it would be. Next Xbox might be using a cheaper GPU which is a lot less. They may be using two of them but it still would be less than the one in the PS4. No One knows the price until we see the actual parts. But there are plenty of reasons to believe the Xbox will still cost less to manufacture.

Pachter did at least get it right when he said the new consoles wouldn't appear until 2013-14.
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zebramocha  +   1004d ago
@dc gddr5 cost more ddr3 but no one knows to what extent and to compensate for ddr3 low bandwidth Ms had to add 32MB of esrsm and those move engines,this could make the cost for both systems similar. The ps4 camera is just two 720p camera duck taped together.
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dcbronco  +   1004d ago

True enough, but until we see the final parts we don't know. Overall I don't think Microsoft's goal is to save a ton of money. The 720 might be more expensive to produce. Though probably not by much. I think MSs goal is performance. And the differences in their design are based on things they've figured out.
PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt  +   1004d ago
DDR5 = Dance Dance revolution 5?
_-EDMIX-_  +   1003d ago
Please. Sit down. MS can have Kinect built in and it can be the same price as PS4. I'm not sure why any of you are adding the price of Kinect as if MS gave you the "discounted" version and just took a loss on it. Its just a camera....

They priced it like that to get sales, period. Its nothing more then a fancy camera (if that).

Its like saying, the same company that made the iphone screen is making a screen for a GPS, "oh man its going to COST A LOT cause iphone cost a lot"

So....are we forgetting this is Apple? Are we forgetting that the SG3's screen is actually HD! Just cause a company sells something at a certain price, doesn't make it really "worth" that price, just to them. Its like saying PS4 will be 440 (cause I'm adding in the price of the eyetoy LMFAO)
Dasteru  +   1003d ago

8GB of DDR3-1333 has a wholesale cost of about $30 right now.

8GB of GDDR5 is around $140.
Mounce  +   1004d ago
Microsoft basically knows that 360's Upper Hand this generation were 2 things....

1. They were out earlier so they had a year headstart to gain a strong ground.

2. It was cheaper than the PS3 so if anyone tried to decide based on pricetag and not Friendslist of Games, they went 360. Especially the arcade model.

I'd find it, even though I don't have much trust or faith in Microsoft as a company, that they'd be STUPID enough to fuck over their Price-advantage that people may have come to recognize for their console brand in a way..... If the tech isn't greater, than the price should most DEFINITELY be lower.
BOLO  +   1003d ago
Don't forget #3. That RROD 54.2% failure rate boosted sales of the 360 drastically!

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BOLO  +   1003d ago
Don't forget #3. That RROD 54.2% failure rate boosted sales of the 360 drastically!

/watch?v=F3xBmENXX0Y&list =LLsOrvCJE8JCOz3XuvxhUC-w
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1004d ago

LOL! That was my first thought when I read the headline. The opposite of what Pachter says comes true.
showtimefolks  +   1003d ago
both ps4 and next xbox will cost around the same price, i can't wait for E3 so all the hate on ps4 and xbox can die down. people are never happy so ms and sony shouldn't worry about the very small number of people who are impossible to please and cater towards us who actually like gaming

gaming journalist has gone down the gutter in last 2-4 years
007Bond  +   1003d ago
Means it will be better
clearelite  +   1004d ago | Funny
I might eat breakfast in a little while.... wait I might not eat breakfast in a little while.
Detoxx  +   1004d ago
Reverent  +   1004d ago
Lol, I really wanna give you a bubble for "Helpful" but I'll give you one for "Funny" just because I assume that's what most people will give you also.
CapsLocke  +   1004d ago
Wow,the guy got some skills.
TheGamerDood   1004d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
EliteDave93  +   1004d ago
This guy is something else.
GribbleGrunger  +   1004d ago
Has any of the people that complain about Sony not showing their console thought that perhaps if they DO show their console it will give something away?
TheBrit  +   1004d ago
LOL you guys actually listened to the interview??!! you should know better by now
WarThunder  +   1004d ago
If MS makes the next xbox with improved kinect 2.0 they will sell a lot!
But then their Old hardcore fans will get pissed. Im sure MS doesn't care. Kinect was a big success for them and i think it will cost less than PS4.
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madjedi  +   1003d ago
Here is the problem their hardcore fans ie 1st-2nd yr buyers, will likely not give a rat's ass about kinect 2.0.

They want exclusive triple AAA games, and good arcade games, like the 360's library was the first 3 or 4 yrs. Not like the last 3 or 4 yrs, where 1st party support was marginalized and ms was chasing nintendo's wii crowd.

Don't fuck over your core/hardcore market for casuals, because you need the hardcore crowd to save your ass, by buying it early on and help spread the system's reputation.

Kinect appealed to the casual market @300+ they won't be biting, not for the same concept in better graphics. We already saw that with the wiiu, failing to attract the wii crowd.

The 720 will have to appeal to the hardcore 360 crowd, if they want to be remotely successful.
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DigitalSmoke  +   1004d ago
I don't know why this pachter character still has a job, the entire gameing comunity can't stand him.
Fishy Fingers  +   1004d ago
Because he drives traffic. Hate him or not, condemn what he say or not, he still got your attention, what other analyst can you say that about?

That's why he has a job.
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Reverent  +   1004d ago
The thing is, literally ANYONE in his position could do the EXACT same thing. There is nothing special about him other than the fact that for some reason, his voice is louder than anyone else's.
RuleofOne343  +   1004d ago
Cause he work for Wedbush Securities as a video game, social media, digital media and electronics analyst. So no matter how annoying he is & continue's to be he will remain employed.
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MasterCornholio  +   1004d ago
It would be interesting to see Microsoft announce their price and then get trolled by Sony later on with a lower price for the PS4.

But i really dont think thats possible, in my opinion the PS4 will be priced the same or higher than the 720 but not lower.
MNGamer-N  +   1004d ago
Higher or lower, I'm not paying more than $400 bucks. I'll wait for a price drop or a good bundle or incentive.
FarCryLover182  +   1004d ago
What about costing the same?
clintagious650  +   1004d ago
He should be a prophet lol.
cleverusername  +   1004d ago
LtFaku  +   1004d ago
If Patchers say's so it must be true!!!

SpinalRemains138  +   1004d ago
I don't think this guy has ever nailed it.

Analysts usually hit one out of the park now and again, but this cat is batting 0 for his last hundred.

He is irrelevant.
Both consoles will be similarly priced @ 450.00 US dollars.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1004d ago
I hope it comes with a Credit program
and an Option to Lease.
neoandrew  +   1004d ago
Very deep analysis, i would say it may cost more or less than ps4...

doctorstrange  +   1004d ago
I think it'll either cost more, less or be exactly the same price.
neoandrew  +   1004d ago
No way!
JohnnyAkiba  +   1003d ago
What is your source? xD
sak500  +   1004d ago
Shame thousands of job losses everyday and this reject is still employed and throws out his toilet sitting made up predictions every month. He's the one who said only one next gen console will come out in 2013.

Btw I'm writing this in my toilet on my S3.
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isyourhouseonfire  +   1004d ago
Of course the next XBOX will cost more than the PS4. The XBOX is a gaming machine while the PS4 is a blu ray player. It's not fair to compare them.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   1004d ago
Wow! Aa weaker console thats more expensive not a good business move.
SignifiedSix  +   1004d ago
Hows the future? What are the announced specs of the Nextbox? I really want to know.
ABACAB72  +   1003d ago
They haven't announced it yet. So far, everything that's been said about the new Xbox is pure speculation. Even with the developers, they're going by current dev kit technology that MS has put out. They could upgrade their dev kits just like Sony did. We just don't know yet. I would say hold off until possibly April when MS officially announces their console, and hopefully shows off the specs for it.
Whxian  +   1004d ago
86x + PAE = more ram than limit, altho it would still be around 4gb per app max while the rest can be used for other stuff like system or so, im guessing having 8 allows for all those extra functions done while playing
Tundra  +   1004d ago
If the PS4 is a better quality product, I really don't care if it costs more or less. I'd just get the PS4.
a_adji  +   1004d ago
I get the impression from comments I read here that you all seem to think price is dictated by just the specs so next box should be cheaper because its weaker than the ps4.

PAUSE: Now look at the tech of the Kinnect and what tech they push into a controller. This is why the Wii U cost so much even though it will be weaker compared to the other two systems and they are making a loss on each machine sold.

We want more and more and more but then when it comes to coughing up the ££££ and $$$ you all start the grumble.

It's not built out of thin air.
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lilbroRx  +   1004d ago
Why is this Wii U news?
deafdani  +   1004d ago
Because fanboi wars, that's why.
kingxtreme81  +   1003d ago
They talk about the Wii U in the interview, hence the "Wii U" tag.
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KontryBoy706  +   1004d ago
Sony: "We've never been first and we've never been the cheapest". Technically this is still true... the Wii U was first and PS4 is sure to cost more than the Wii U. I'm picking one up day one... $600 or not.
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seanpitt23  +   1004d ago
They are out on same day!!! Yeah in America/Japan not Europe we will get it last probably next year in Feb
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Theyellowflash30  +   1004d ago
Pachter is an idiot that fabricates numbers to make his points. Numbers don't lie, but Pachter does. Don't trust this man.

ABACAB72  +   1003d ago
Pachter is an analyst, nothing more nothing less. If you were into getting stocks and bonds, you pay attention to guys like him. He's as big as he is because he was the first one to do that kind of work with gaming companies, which still not many people are doing. Guys like him do things like this for just about every type of stock, electronics, automotive, produce, telecommunications, etc. Now with Pach, they're doing video games. Most analysts, Pach included, are usually more wrong than right, but it's not his job to be right all the time. He predicts what the market is going to be (that's his job), and then the people that he really works for adjust their investments accordingly.
saphiron  +   1004d ago
Ahh.. annoying.. Kept talking about the PS4 beeing 32bit because it was x86 and it was impossible to utilize the ram, and why sony promized something they could not deliver, really?

x64 is short for x86-64. So it x86, but its 64bit.

They could have google'd it if they hae no clue.
JoeRated  +   1004d ago
i know his a xbox fan boy thats why he say that because if he looked it up he would know is a 64bit and it do support 8g ram
psoomah  +   1003d ago
"has to be either a x86 or a 64 bit"

Fookin doofus said he was going to 'dumb it down' as to not lose the listeners.

Went so far as to insist if Sony said x86, it HAS to be 32 bit and then went on about how that meant the console couldn't USE 8gb of RAM and so it didn't make any sense to use 8gb of RAM. Total x86 fixation conundrum for him.

Classic anal retentive looney tunes logic ... I can see him painstakingly and endlessly arguing that since the 80386 released with a 32 bit instruction set, if you say 'x86' IT THEREFORE *****HAS***** TO BE 32 BIT TO BE CORRECT!!! and just because X86 has become generic in common usage to include 64 bit IT'S STILL NOT CORRECT, IT *****CAN'T***** BE CORRECT, IT WILL *****NEVER**** BE CORRECT!!!
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JoeRated  +   1004d ago
his lying is not a 34 bit is a 64 bit and it do support 8g of ram........so thats good new....they never have something nice to say about ps4 they are xbox fan boy real talk
WitWolfy  +   1003d ago
Just think of a WIN OS... If its a 32 bit OS it only uses 4GB of RAM.. EVEN if it has 8GB on board.. But a 64 bit OS breaks that limitations... So obviously the PS4 has a 64 bit processor.. Durka durka!!
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