Pachter: "Xbox One Is Likely To Sell 10 Million This Year"

iGR: "In lieu of the sheer insanity that ensued on NeoGAF on January 29th, I felt I'd follow-up with industry analyst, Michael Pachter, to get his impressions. Specifically, I wanted to know if the many leaks pertaining to future models of the Xbox One would, in turn, hurt current Xbox One hardware sales."

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cyguration1576d ago

Hahahaha.... hahahahaha.... ahahaha.....

Oh wait. Hang on. Pachter is being serious?

If they had trouble shifting 900,000 during the holiday season, how does he expect them to move 10 million throughout the year?

Killzoner991576d ago

Pachter is on Microsofts payroll . Has been for some time.

ThePope1576d ago (Edited 1576d ago )

If he's on Microsofts payroll he must not be well paid, as he has bashed many decisions Microsoft has made right or wrong.

What I think you guys are missing, is that barring all the hate you spew is that the xbox is a really nice system. Believe it or not, which is your loss, people really enjoy it.

So when he says that it will sell 10 million he's baseing that on the fact that even with all the controversy, and no matter how hard the Ponies try its still selling.

The best part it outside of Forza, which is more of a niche game. The One launched with no established franchise. The PS4 had Killzone, a well loved game (well by me at least).

truefan11576d ago (Edited 1576d ago )

Lol just as i figured the ps4 fans would believe him as long as he is bashing XB1, but the minute something remotely positive cones out he is the craziest person ever. I won't disrespect all, but must of the ps4 fans on this site are pathetic. Deny all you want the XB1 has an impressive 2014 lineup even with Halo 2 or Halo 5.

Negative771576d ago


Well said. Bubbles!

These ****** have no idea what they are talking about, and you're right they're missing out!

TomShoe1576d ago (Edited 1576d ago )


I know what I'm missing out on. It's all just opinion.


Ponies, really? I know the XBO is a good system, but there's no need to go all keyboard warrior on everyone who criticizes it.

egidem1576d ago (Edited 1576d ago )

Patcher just gives me something to laugh at every time he opens his mouth. Some gamers here could take his job and (absolutely) do better than him.

TheGreatAndPowerful1576d ago (Edited 1576d ago )

If they don't sell that much they're in deep poo.

AngelicIceDiamond1576d ago (Edited 1576d ago )

@Zoner No, he isn't.

Is he on MS pay roll here? http://www.escapistmagazine...

Here? http://www.escapistmagazine...


Or Here?

I can go on but we're not playing "flip flop fanboy here." "Pachter's under MS pay roll junk there" when he predicts a positive future forecast for Xbox.

No, we're not doing that.

FamilyGuy1576d ago (Edited 1576d ago )

Patcher prefers xbox but he's not getting paid for positive impressions. We've seen him talk crap about all three console makers.

If they actually release a cheaper X1, disc-less or how ever, there's probably going to be plenty of people that become more interested. The controller is a barrier for me personally, I just hate it, but Killer Instinct looks fun.

I don't know about 10 million, can't really tell how well it's selling till the over stuffed retail chain sells off their X1s and it starts selling at an evened out pace. Is 80k a week world wide really the number? That's only 320k a month which is no where near hitting a 0mil mark.

UncleGermrod1576d ago

That's the dumbest thing I ever heard. I love when people think these weird conspiracies up. Any btw, they sold over 3 million to consumers, not "900,000". I really do not care about this stuff the way some others do, but I see no reason why xbox one can't sell 10 million 2014.

AngelicIceDiamond1576d ago

@Tom Who else would criticize it? Please hold the "well its rational gamers constructing realistic criticism."

I know the XBO is a good system, but there's no need to go all keyboard warrior on everyone who criticizes it.

While this maybe true but MS is always under constant, perpetual hate here. unfairly in most cases. You can't blame someone who instantly gets defensive towards Xbox when they're trying to make a point.

mewhy321576d ago

I'd say that he's right. I mean there are at least that many people that will buy the bone no matter what because they won't research the machines, wont read the comparisions of multiconsole games, and want nothing more than to jump around waving their arms and yelling the same command 5 times at their console until it finally does what they want.

FamilyGuy1576d ago (Edited 1576d ago )

X1 sold 3.1 million during the holidays and is currently selling under 400k a month.
Add it up and even with upticks from popular franchise releases and MS is still unlikely to hit 10 million within the year. Could be just over 8 million to just under 10 million.
Unless millions of fans jump to the console to play a game that's also releasing on their 360s (unlikely).

If Halo 5 is truly a 2015 title then 10 million is not happening, but they will be close.

TheLyonKing1576d ago (Edited 1576d ago )


No no no you don't evem know what his job is yet you bash him at every oppertunity.

You do realise big comapnies go to him on fincial advice and stock investment and that he comments on game stuff because alot of his investors are in the gaming business.

He even states he guesses, these guesses are just for fun based on previous trends and in no way affects anything he does or tells anyone to do. Anyone can guess but since he is well known he can guess to a wider audience. Take a pinch of salt with things he says but also take note he knows a lot.

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hello121576d ago

Feb should be a good month for Microsoft with sales. Lot of my friends on x box 360 are making the switch then from 360 to xb1

dansdooz1576d ago

Wish id waited till then, ive been totally frustrated with xb1 since launch, spent all xmas waiting for an update that never came, had i known it wouldnt be patched until march i would have sold it.

gedden71576d ago

how many is that 5 the most 15... Yeah thats not even a dent..

Bolts-N-Rays11091576d ago

February is when I'll be buying my Xb1. Gotta get in that Titanfall beta!

UncleGermrod1576d ago

I know 2 people I am very close with who are getting it today, mainly to have it in time for titanfall

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pwnsause_returns1576d ago

its possible, whether to deny it or not, they have games to release this year.

DoubleM701576d ago

Easily TitanFall. Alot of people about to get their income taxes in the next few months, so they will be looking to buy.

TomShoe1576d ago

One game does not a generation make.

SoapShoes1576d ago

People are putting too much faith in that game, don't put all your eggs in one basket... Also it will be on Xbox 360 too. Getting X1 over Titanfall is like getting an X1 for Assasin's Creed 4...

DoubleM701576d ago (Edited 1576d ago )


TitanFall, Halo5 Halo2 QB sunset overdrive.

I'm old School I was sold when they said Killer Instinct.

If anything there is no reason to buy a PS4 right now. You only know about one heavy hitting title that coming and that's Uncharted 4. I'm buying my PS4 this Christmas or around this time next year.

TomShoe1575d ago (Edited 1575d ago )

Awww, You don't like:

Uncharted 4
The Order: 1886
Infamous: Second Son
Shadow of the Beast
MLB 14: The Show

Any of them? That makes me sad :( but to each his own, I guess.

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ABizzel11576d ago

Actually it's not the difficult to believe.

From 2008 - 2012 the 360 and PS3 have sold over 10 million units each year. The XBO has more hype going for it, the DRM fiasco is behind it (although Resolution-Gate is becoming a problem), it has so good game announcements, and it has a potential 80+ million consumers to sell to.

The main thing that would hold it back are the $500 price, and a lack of regions to expand to thanks to Kinect.

The PS4 should be over 10 million as well, with all it's hype. They just need to show more games during GDC, E3, Gamescom, and TGS which they obviously will.

Sayai jin1575d ago

@Abizzel1- Very well rounded and thought out comment. I agree.

I think both MS' and Sony's new platforms will be selling well for a long while and will bring out some heavy hitter announcements for E3. IMO I think Sony needs to bring some info outside of E3...ND next title launch date or something along those lines. Well at least I want to know about ND next games :)

nope1111576d ago

It is very plausible. Gaming has become more mainstream than ever before, the launch numbers are proof of this. Personally i'll be shocked if either console doesn't reach 10 million by the end of 2014, especially with huge releases like Titanfall and inFAMOUS SS.

chaosdemon091576d ago

Ya there not going to come even close..Xbox ones are just sitting on the shelfs while ps4s sell out same day. Those alive during the ps2 times this seriously is a same thing.

Magicite1576d ago

they could reach 10 million total sold by the end of this year, but just this year sales? -no.

B-radical1575d ago

Some of you fanboys are the biggest drop kick virgin dericks lol i of course say this from ny heart and with love

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christocolus1576d ago

That would be great. The upcoming games will definitly help too ..Titanfall, project spark, quantum break,kinect sports rivals , halo and sunset overdrive.

gedden71576d ago

Only one of those game will be descent to good and thats Titan Fall..

Bolts-N-Rays11091576d ago

You don't think Quantum Break will be good? I know we haven't seen much of it, but Remedy has a good track record with Alan Wake and Max Payne series.

christocolus1576d ago (Edited 1576d ago )


I agree with pls tell us. whats your comment based on? Let me guess its based on your bias,right?

I dont get you one bit. Why the hate?


Remedy is a great dev and they are really good at what they do.i have a lot of faith in them. Im also a fan of Kinect sports, its a game that encourages you to play with family and friends and it sold over 5mill copies on xbx 360 but Im guessing ms will reveal more on sunset overdrive and the other games at e3.

ABizzel11576d ago


I'm optimistic about Quantum Break. It's an interesting idea, but I can't help, but feel there's a good chance it's going to be held back by the TV series if they're truly trying to integrate the two.

Remedy's proven they can make good games, but what if the TV show is bad, or worse has bad acting / writing. That would almost kill the game for me, if they're as heavily integrated as Remedy wants us to believe.

I'm just not too sure on Quantum Break yet. I'm watching it to see how it turns out, but I'm not going to get hyped on it yet.

Kinect Sports Rivals, I could give 2 [email protected]$#s about.

Halo isn't my cup of tea. I can say they're good games, but just not for me.

Project Sparks seems interesting, but again I need to see more of it, and actually play it.

Sunset Overdrive, has nothing shown so I'm not getting hyped over a CG trailer. I like Insomniac, but Fuse left a bad taste in my mouth so we'll have to see, but thankfully it looks like they're going back to basics with SO.

Titanfall. I don't know. I'm not a fan of COD at all. I loved Vanquish. I have mixed feeling about TitanFall. I'll give it a try, but so far I'm thinking like Halo, it's just not for me, but we'll see.

gedden71576d ago


Nope cause I don't like Remedy really.. Alan Wake was good??? Halo is on it last legs...

Quantum Break is coming in 5-8 months AND NO GAMEPLAY AT ALL..... Same thing with all these games. How can we expect really good gameplay when its not even able to be shown???? Thank about it.

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DoubleM701576d ago

I'm willing to bet you 5 of those titles will be good.

Alex_Boro1576d ago

Why is everyone posting every little thing Patcher says? He is wrong 99% of the time, his opinions are BS, and he is one of the worst analysts ever. We want accurate info.

KwietStorm1576d ago (Edited 1576d ago )

I keep saying that, and people keep submitting them. Then he turns around and actually video addresses the "nerds" and "kids" Who criticize him on the net. The hell kind of analyst does that? The guy is more annoying than Jack Thompson. No real gamer cares what he has to say, so why is he getting attention? Even if he were right with any gaming reports that don't retain to numbers, that's not going to affect your gameplay. I don't know about "worst analyst ever," he's likely very good with numbers, but anything gaming specific, just no. Now he's a celebrity, and we all have to deal with it.

IanVanCheese1576d ago (Edited 1576d ago )

I'd say he's right. Obviously the PS4 will sell more, but MS will be happy with those numbers.

Patcher is like the leakers on neogaf. Half the time he says the bleeding obvious and he's right, the other half he says complete insanity and is wrong.

Dlacy13g1576d ago

10 million puts them at shipping around 833,333 units a month world wide. That honestly isnt' that far of a stretch.

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