"Michael Pachter foretells if the failures of Ouya and Game Stick have signified the end for mini-consoles."
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Strangely enough Ouya hasn't failed. It has become quite a popular little niche console with the hipsters. There is even a limited edition bundle on the way. GameStick failed because its buggy as hell and has seen little or no marketing. Aside from the bugs it's actually a cool piece of tech.
Generally successful and appealing to a small minority don't go hand and hand...
Ouya isn't doing well. Half of the gamers I talk to don't even know what the hell it is. Android consoles didn't die. They were never thriving in the first place. The true definition of DOA.
Being only popular with a very small group could be qualified as failure.
How ironic of you to say that with that profile pic.
I'm aware.that the DC was a failure despite of being a great console just like the GameCube. Unfortunately a great device can still be a failure.
Gaming Hipsters! "PS4 and X1 are so mainstream! Everyone knows Android is where all the best little known indie games are. That's why you should only game on the Ouya." :0P
I have little too no interest in any android console... or IOs console for that matter.
There must always be an affordable system to allow homebrew developers thrive, they are the future of our business. Back in the Amiga/ST days, what was made was incredible for its time... @ multiconsolegamer, are those disagrees because you play more than just a PS? That's a no no here...
They're getting disagrees, because you can hardly say the Ouya is doing good, well or even acceptable when an extremely small demographic enjoys it.
Those disagrees are because he is wrong. Ouya is terrible.
PS4Beaver, I like to go against the crowd. I follow the games. On topic, Ouya just got picked up by one of the biggest retailers in the world. Average gamers don't realize that's quite an achievement. It more than proves the system is not a failure and is far from being still born.
If the that retailer isnt selling any of those systems, it's not doing very good...
I don't think they were ever alive or a wise idea. While there are a lot of nice mobile games (when you look at them in the context of being a small game on your phone and when not compared to the Ngauge), there aren't many casual gamers that want to spent $50 or $100 to get a cheap machine that can play them on the TV.
Hell, more like "Still born"
Never write Android off.
Does Pachter ever get any type of punishment for all the 180's he does?? Does there really need to be an existence for what he does? He says something, he gets it wrong, then months later he does a completely public 180 pretending he's never spoke about it in the first place. Is it just because people don't care or are peoples memories just none existent?
He gets paid because he writes reports for companies making educated guesses as to what will happen. He doesn't need to be 100% correct. He just has to keep investors informed of all angles. As for his web show. It's entertaining for some, that's why it exists. He often says he was wrong about things and never claims to be always right.
That's all well & good but I've never seen him get a single thing right, ever! He always goes back on himself every time guaranteed. The only thing he's ever got right to my knowledge was the pricing of XBone & PS4. Even then he said months before that PS4 was going to be the most expensive system & the XBone will be very cheap only to change his mind 5 minutes before the reveal event - obviously I would imagine insiders already knowing the price at this point. I just don't understand how he gets away with calling it a job & not only that but the fact that he seems to be the main man for it. I could do a better job than him & I would say I call it correctly about 75% more of the time than he does, he just seems like more of a joke character of the industry than anything else.
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