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!


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vyralx2035d ago

So that means it will cost less than PS4

zeal0us2035d 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_32035d 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.

TopDudeMan2035d ago

Let's go for the unexpected option. Imagine it retailed for EXACTLY THE SAME price? Then everybody would be wrong.

user39158002035d ago

Michael Pachter = The Kardashians of gaming and the ghandi of superstitions.

Apex132035d ago

why does that surprise you?

the business model of making a loss on the box and profit on software is dead!!!

That-Guy2035d ago

Just look at that troll face of his in the video. And the Internet buys into it.

Nafon2035d 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_Kakashi2035d 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_Prime2035d ago

@zeal0us that was hilarious man, and so true.

Oh_Yeah2035d 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.

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raWfodog2035d ago

I predict that Michael Pachter will soon make another useless prediction/analysis.

r212035d ago

Actually, his predictions are useful. We can predict the opposite of his prediction to be true XD

M_Prime2035d ago

How did he become so popular?

UnholyLight2034d 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

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Link0792035d 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.

nosferatuzodd2034d ago (Edited 2034d 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

madjedi2034d 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-2035d 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.

dcbronco2035d ago (Edited 2035d 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.

zebramocha2035d ago (Edited 2035d 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.

dcbronco2035d 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-JeRzYzFyNeSt2035d ago

DDR5 = Dance Dance revolution 5?

_-EDMIX-_2034d 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)

Dasteru2034d ago


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

8GB of GDDR5 is around $140.

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Mounce2035d 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.

BOLO2035d ago

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

BOLO2035d 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_Box2035d ago


LOL! That was my first thought when I read the headline. The opposite of what Pachter says comes true.

showtimefolks2035d 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

007Bond2035d ago

Means it will be better

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clearelite2035d ago

I might eat breakfast in a little while.... wait I might not eat breakfast in a little while.

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Reverent2035d 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.

CapsLocke2035d ago

Wow,the guy got some skills.

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EliteDave932035d ago

This guy is something else.