Submitted by Relientk77 769d ago | news

Pachter: Next gen will be the last for real this time

Destructoid - Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter most definitely has sweet side, but it's his sour side that's so much fun to talk about. The latest stop in his carnival of flavors is SXSW 2013 in Austin, Texas, where he made the oft-repeated prediction that this latest round of home consoles will be the last we ever see. Of course, he said the exact same thing about this past generation, but I'm sure his number is bound to come up eventually. (Michael Pachter, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One)

PoSTedUP  +   769d ago
Patcher is up there with Charlie Sheen. whatever you say big guy... >_>
Relientk77  +   769d ago
Do I sense sarcasm
knowyourstuff  +   769d ago
No, he really is up there with Charlie Sheen.
Pachter is an out of touch boob with no business predicting anything.
That-Guy  +   769d ago
Well just look at that smug face of his every time he claims something absurdly stupid. Successful troll is successful since the media still listens to him.
Root  +   769d ago
Really I think of him as Al Gore in South park

"Next gen WILL be the last gen guys...COME ON...I'M SUPER CEREAL....why won't you guys listen to me" <cries>

Relientk77  +   769d ago
Yep, thats him
Skate-AK  +   769d ago
Hahaha. Man that's a good episode.
SilentNegotiator  +   769d ago
Except he doesn't beg people to believe him because he's full of himself and there are still idiots with money that believe the things he predicts.
BlmThug  +   769d ago
It's confirmed, home consoles will never die out :D
PoSTedUP  +   769d ago
LMAO, i kno rite...
shoddy  +   769d ago
To pachter, in the future people will only play games on PC and tablet.
PS6 will be be the last console.

2042 = cloud gaming.
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bigfish  +   769d ago
patchter is a cock
deafdani  +   769d ago
I'm a cock and I find this offensive.
SilentNegotiator  +   769d ago
2019: Pachter "8th gen will be the last console generation"
2025: Pachter "9th gen will be the last console generation"

...and so on.
aceitman  +   769d ago
I like to see if patcher really plays games like he says he does , I want to see him play cod or gta games . just to call his bluff.
HardcoreGamer  +   769d ago
patcher is an AWESOME DIK HEAD
MYSTERIO360  +   769d ago
It seems someones on MS pay roll or an extremely blind MS fanboy how loves any thing that MS promote even Skype.
hivycox  +   769d ago
He's like a Baby!

"This time its the last time. I swear to GOD its the last time! I know I'M wrong everytime I open my mouth but THIS TIME ITS TRUE"


Thats pretty much the picture I (and many) have of him xD
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Lior  +   769d ago
Who is this guy? Makes assumptions every week which don't come true
LOGICWINS  +   769d ago
Just like half the people on N4G with time machines that have already determined that the PS4 will "win" this generation. The only difference with Pachter is that his opinions are acknowledged by the gaming media due to his popularity.

"I've seen people praising the PS4 but I've never seen a ton of people say

"The PS4 is going to win next gen"

I've seen a lot of it actually. Maybe you don't spend as much time on N4G as I do ;)
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Root  +   769d ago
I've seen people praising the PS4 but I've never seen a ton of people say

"The PS4 is going to win next gen"

You won't even get things like that untill Microsofts reveal show.
Lior  +   769d ago
I really don't care about playstation or Xbox. This guy makes assumptions every week with no clue on what he is saying most times
LOGICWINS  +   769d ago
I'm not going to create a Berlin Wall of links(even though I could), but this link sums it up

DragonKnight  +   769d ago
@LOGICWINS: You have to be the most negative, "against the grain" person on this entire site that I've ever seen. It astounds me that you have 7 bubbles.
LOGICWINS  +   769d ago
What about my comment was "negative"? I'm simply explaining what I see.
rainslacker  +   769d ago
The thing is though, we are discussing the topics, and while there are many who say things definitively we have no more credibility than Patcher. We may be right, we may be wrong...at the end of the day nothing really changes because we are seen as just people discussing topics(outside of some big issues that arise of course).

I've seen Patcher articles for a long time, long before N4G was popular, and even when I didn't follow this stuff as much I always wondered how he actually came to be respected and acknowledged by the gaming media for his predictions.

I know some of the stuff reported is taken out of context, or purposely misquoted for hits, but that doesn't make it right. His job involves money issues, and to that end, I assume he is OK at it as he still has a job as an analyst. Outside of that though, I don't know why anyone in the gaming community really cares what he has to say, because everything he says is flame bait material...Oh wait...now I get it....never mind.

Edit: I'd also like to say that if Patcher wants to have his own blog, and put out his opinion, or come in here(or another forum) to discuss his opinion, he is more than welcome. But when others start posting articles about what he says, all while calling him an analyst, it automatically infers that his opinion has some credence worth listening to. That is the difference between him and your average N4G user.
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clearelite  +   769d ago
Yeah and we get to laugh about it.
Relientk77  +   769d ago
For me as a gamer, I hope this isn't the last generation of consoles. I plan to be gaming for many more console generations
LOGICWINS  +   769d ago
You will be. What will likely happen is that this will be the last generation of having a physical console that you put a disc in.

Within the next ten years when there will presumably be free high speed Wi-fi across most of the nation, everything will be download/stream only.

This won't be the last generation of games, but it will be the last if its type(disc/cartridge based gaming).

People will pay subscription fees for access to some suped up PC at an undisclosed location and the image you generate with your controller will be streamed to your Internet enabled TV(which will be the standard in 5-10 years).

The PC market and the console market will eventually merge as both want to capitalize on each others market(PC architecture in the PS4 and Valve with the Steambox).
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BlaqMagiq24  +   769d ago
That will never happen. As long as every household doesn't have access to internet you cut off a huge amount of the fanbase. It's almost suicide.
LOGICWINS  +   769d ago
They won't be "cut off". They'll have the option of buying PS4s, no different then lower income people who are waiting for the PS3 to hit $199 before they buy it.
rainslacker  +   769d ago
Free? Your kidding right? Who's going to pay for that free Wi-Fi? The phone companies? The cable companies? The government?

The communication bandwidths are already strained as it is, and no amount of fairy dust is going to make new radio wave channels or bandwidth appear out of thin air.

Now, there is the white-space spectrum frequencies that have been touted, but do you have any idea how powerful the telecom companies are in Washington? They are up there with Tobacco and NRA, if not bigger. There is no way that within 10 years they will want this space to open up for free public use, and they have the billions of dollars required to stall it out among the lawmakers. If anything they will want to use it for themselves to monetize it, which is what they are already suggesting.

Also the FCC has absolutely no plans on offering this to the country. Given how long the FCC takes to do anything, we'll be lucky if they even BEGIN to consider this in 10 years time.

Simple rule about the free market system, why give away something for free when people will pay outrageous prices for it? You think in 10 years time the service providers are going to just give this stuff away for free when they charge exorbitant prices now? Especially if those services being charged for can be taxed.

The consumer always gets shafted....always.

Other than that, the rest of your comment was OK, if not based on speculation. I believe those services will be offered, and we're even seeing it now, but hard to say if it will gain mainstream acceptance in 10 years. It probably won't in the 6-7 years until we see new systems.
Reverent  +   769d ago
Do you just bubble yourself up or what? I've never seen a person on this site that has such a negative agree/disagree ratio as yours that has that many bubbles.
LOGICWINS  +   769d ago
What bearing should my agree/disagree ratio have on my bubbles? Bubbles are awarded on CONDUCT, not by how many people agree/disagree with you.

Just because many people disagree with my opinion doesn't mean I deserve less of an ability to voice them. That would be unfair.
Software_Lover  +   769d ago
FarCryLover182  +   769d ago
Then why does he declare Microsoft as winner for next-gen?

How is there a "winner" if the generation never ends?
secretcode  +   769d ago
It's time for Secretcode The Internet Video Games Analyst!

I predict that the PS4 will run on citrus power.

There will be a Mario character in Super Smash Brothers 4.

Halo 5 will have at least two new guns AND a new vehicle!

"iOS Gaming" will soon take over the mobile market. And by that I mean the market who texts and drives.
azshorty2003  +   769d ago
Why does this idiot have a headline every 10 mins? And why do people even listen to him?
rainslacker  +   769d ago
Most of his headlines are taken from one interview with him, and then expounded on to make it look like he said all these things at different times. Usually the original article is some website asking his opinion on a variety of topics, which he then delivers. Then all the other sites just go and repost it or split it up for multiple views.

I also believe he has his own web show, but I can't be bothered to watch it since I know I'll read about it anyways.

Why do people listen? because it's flame bait. It will always get a rise out of people just like a troll in any given thread on any given forum. PopRocks had a decent blog about that topic a few days ago, worth a read if you want to discuss it.
solidworm  +   769d ago
FUDGEPACHTER is teh fuknut.
fabod86  +   769d ago
Ok now consoles will last forever hahaha XD
bitboi  +   769d ago
Will it be the last of Pachter too?
Relientk77  +   769d ago
We can only hope
clintagious650  +   769d ago
This guy again lol. I think he needs a new job cause he sure sucks d**k at this job. Porn would fit him perfect as a blowjob professional since he does SUCK VERY MUCH at his job lol.
jakmckratos  +   769d ago
SHut up Mike. You've legitimately never been entirely right about any of your major speculations. Im done putting stock in you. And when you realize youre wrong you do some crazy justification for how there was no way to account for blah-blah or you were right about X but just not in the way you foresaw it. It's called if you dont know something for sho' then STFU.
black911  +   769d ago
I agree!
brich233  +   769d ago
It wont be the last until all games are running at 60 FPS. They could always release a more powerful model with better cpu and graphics card to work in conjuntion with the older ones and also have Backwards compatibily working 100%. I expect sony and microsoft will both do it someday. Im guesing within 5-10 years. It would be the ultimate console. I'd buy it.
thatsBangin  +   769d ago
Must be pachters weekly day release today.
Prodigy-X  +   769d ago
Patcher please shutup
Relientk77  +   769d ago
^ This
e-p-ayeaH  +   769d ago
nah he´s way too entertaining
AdmiralSnake  +   769d ago
lmaooo @ for real this time....how many more times will he keep rebuking the same bs..
RandomDude655  +   769d ago
I heard there's gonna be a wii HD 3 years ago, that thing is going to be awesome!!!!1!1!!!1!1!1!!1!1!1! 1!!!11!1!1!!1!1!1!1!12111114!,- :$'darind
WooHooAlex  +   769d ago
As long as the consoles keep selling well, I think we'll keep getting new ones. I don't think these will be the last.
Deku-Johnny  +   769d ago
His job is 'analyst', what is he analysing to think the 8th gen is the last? If there was no 9th gen the gaming industry would crash, does he think everyone will suddenly just become PC gamers?

Most of the money the gaming industry makes is through console hardware/software, most of the developers in the industry prefer developing for consoles than PCs/tablets/smartphones etc.

Console gaming IS gaming and in 2020 when 9th gen consoles hit the market Pachter will come up with some stupid excuse as to why he was wrong and say that's definitely the last one.
Amigaengine  +   769d ago
Mr. Pachter just throwing stuff at the wall and eventually something will stick. Another waste of space on the internet.

sent from my Wii U game pad :)
Reverent  +   769d ago
The thing is, have you ever tried to throw stuff at a wall over and over? Because no matter how many times you throw something at it, if it didn't stick the first time, it won't stick period.

That's essentially how Patcher's predictions work, yet somehow, he still maintains a job just because he went through the appropriate college courses. This countries educational system sucks.
brave27heart  +   769d ago
Keep talking Mickey. One day something you say will come true.
josephayal  +   769d ago
The Crystal Ball of Michael Pachter
ame22  +   769d ago
Shut up Meg.
TwoMinTy  +   769d ago
This guy is about as credible as the preacher that said the world was going to end months back. wait... even less credible than that guy....
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Benjaminkno  +   769d ago
He's the metorologist of video-games... just guessing
Many people have already stopped listening to him.
It's purely "entertainment" at this point.

Video games will adjust and adapt. We will see things this generation that will prove that the big three are in it for the long haul. Innovation and exclusive experiences will keep us coming back and begging for more.

There's only so much you can do with a tablet or smart phone.

Consoles will eventually come with glove controllers, opaque shades, 3d virtual interaction... It was only last generation they caught up with online multi-player!!

Does anyone really believe that strictly devoted video game hardware will ever end?! He's just trying to get us riled up... and it seems to work every time.

Maybe he meant it's the last generation... for him?!
nosferatuzodd  +   769d ago
who pay this guy ? cant someone throw him over a bridge or something

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