Michael Pachter Hints "Exciting" Holiday 2014 Promotion for Xbox One, says "Wait To Buy One"

Wedbush Securities Analyst Michael Pachter and Video Game Journalist Geoff Keighley meet at Games Beat 2014 and talked about what's coming from Micrsoft for Xbox One this upcoming Holiday Season 2014.

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lelo2play1069d ago

Let me guess. X1 with Minecraft bundle.

christocolus1069d ago (Edited 1069d ago )

Lol. I doubt it will have anything to do with minecraft but I'm curious myself cos patcher seems really excited about it and im guessing it will be a really really awesome deal.

I know a few people who were planning to pick up the SO bundle and i doubt they would want to hold off till the fall to buy an xbox one but ill let them know about this little piece of info...may be worth it.

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Mr Pumblechook1069d ago

Pachter is such a Microsoft fanboy. PlayStation 4's sales success has been killing him and he's been waiting a long time for good news. But as an impartial analyst should he really be acting as an XBO cheerleader?

GameDev11069d ago

@Mr pumblechook

Is he a fanboy? I think he is pretty fair with his analysis. Thing is that his analysis and predictions usually fails big time

tehpees31069d ago

Mr Pumblechook

I think he is paid. XBO has been getting outsold by every other major system on the market yet he has not acknowledged how badly they are doing.

ABizzel11069d ago (Edited 1069d ago )

I predicted the same thing about a month ago, now where's my check at?

Why is Patcher even relevant in the industry. What has he actually done to be relevant besides be proven wrong countless times.

If your local MS store is still running both promotions you can get a XBO bundle + 1 game of your choice +$50 gift card for $299 w/o Kinect, or $399 with Kinect if you're willing to trade in your 360 or possibly a PS3.

So cheapest now is $299 XBO w. 2 games and a $50 gift card.

I find it hard to believe they're announce something better than that on a Worldwide scale.

The BIGGEST thing I see happening is a Halo: MCC + Call of Duty: AW Bundle, with a Free download for Forza 5 $349 - $379 on Black Friday. That's pretty much speaking AT LEAST 1/8 of the 360's fanbase.

The current promotions is still good, but if you like those games then you might as well wait and pick that bundle up....IF that's what it is.

Death1069d ago

The free game offer expired Saturday. It was a limited promotion. You can still trade in a 360 or PS3 for $100 off and get a free $50 code to use though. I'm considering trading in a 360 for the Sunset Overdrive bundle for my kid. If Sony had the same offer I would pick a PS4 up now instead of waiting for a game to come out that I want.

Charybdis1069d ago

Pretty sure Patcher will tell sony what they want to know for a price.

redwin1069d ago (Edited 1069d ago )

What will MS do with minecraft ? Free open world minecraft for everyone in XboxLive (behind the paywall)... MMO minecraft anyone?

UltimateMaster1069d ago

"Wait to buy an Xbox One"
Not really the best spokesman to convince you to buy one now.

MRMagoo1231069d ago

Funny how you guys seem to think he is right here in this article and are getting excited , yet in the other article a few spots up he says xbone is probably going away and you guys think he is an idiot, imo anything he says is a waste of breath.

XBLSkull1069d ago (Edited 1069d ago )

Ha, you could bundle the Xbox One with the Master Chief Collection, and charge $1000 and it would still be one of the best values in gaming.

I would easily have paid $1000 for the incredible years of play I got from Halo 2.

I'm sure anything they have will be significantly less. Those who had the patience to wait are going to have a great Christmas season.

jrshankill1068d ago

Virtual Reality.

If Microsoft want to claw it back, bring Virtual Reality to Xbox One before PS4 does.

Mark my words.

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3-4-51069d ago

K well " I already Got one".

" He says he's already got one? "

700p1069d ago

I predict that pachter will make another obvious prediction.

Yetter1068d ago

I could see minecraft included on all MS devices from PC's to phones to consoles to tablets in the next few years

Kidmyst1068d ago

At this point there isn't anything I really want on the Xbone I can't play on the PS4 or PC so I'll wait until a slim and smaller version of the Xbone, by then there will be more exclusives to choose from.

SmielmaN1068d ago

I doubt they paid 2.5 billion to package mine craft for free. Your more likely to see a subscription based service to play mine craft kind of like Warcraft. MS wants your money and that's how you get ppl to pay for a game, then pay them again to play it with other ppl. Ex.: XBL

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Kayant1069d ago

3 Free games for $399. Temp price drop. Should be interesting they will definitely need be super competitive to win NPD. I wonder how Sony will respond. Anyways good for people looking to buy XB1 soon.

xer01069d ago

Only 3?

MS are Kings of promotion... It should be 5 FREE games and Xbox Live Gold for a year! ;-)

harrisk9541069d ago (Edited 1069d ago )


Ain't gonna happen, but I would consider buying one for that promotion! 5 games (total value=$300) plus a year of Live (value=$60) plus the XB1 for a cool $399!

Throw in an extra controller and Kinect while you are at it! ;)

user65409481069d ago (Edited 1069d ago )

I still wouldn't bite. I don't see there being much variety in xbox one's future lineup. After Sony's pre-TGS lineup, I feel like ps1/ps2 days are returning (japan making a comeback). With xbox one, I feel like it's another repeat of the overhyped westernized trash we got from last gen. No thanks.

Death1069d ago


Sony has closed down and restructured many of the studios responsible for the variety of games the Playstation had in that era. Their fisrt party today isn't even close to what it was then. Even third parties that operated closly with them like a second party such as Insomniac and to a degree Konami have moved away and are multiplatform developers. Combined with Microsofts check book we are seeing games like Tomb Raider going exclusive.

The variety we are seeing today is coming from the indie developers.

Thantalas1069d ago (Edited 1069d ago )

Is it too soon for a price drop to $299 / £299?

UltimateMaster1069d ago

There are already better promos than this now.

15 games + Xbox One for 350$.
Now your talking. Right?

the_dark_one1069d ago

Patcher!!! Now thats a name i didnt hear in a long time, and is associated with bullcrap.

gfk3421069d ago

You're right but now he is 100% sure. Thinking at the deals that have been put on the market so fat combined with a fair/ understandable desperation, for sure it the holiday will bring the best Done deals.

Everyone wanting a bundle should wait until the holidays.

gamertk4211069d ago

I see Patcher all the time from armchair analysts on N4G who don't even know how to spell his name, lol.

the_dark_one1069d ago (Edited 1069d ago )


oh im sorry i got one letter one the wrong order i guess that makes me stupid -_-

Foehammer1069d ago

MS has always had Holiday bundles. I expect 2014 will not be any different.

MCC bundle?
Sunset Overdrive bundle?
Forza Horizon 2 bundle?
Project Spark bundle?
COD MW bundle?

Rimgal1069d ago

I doubt the Project Spark bundle will ever happen. Since it's a free to play game.

But who knows, MS might surprise us.

TheCagyDies1069d ago

Sunset Overdrive bundle and COD AW bundles are already confirmed and available for preorder. I can see a post launch FH2 bundle next year like Forza 5. It kinda sucks that there isn't a Halo MCC (despite being Xbox One's most preordered exclusive according to Gamestop) but I can see Halo 5: Guardians Themed Xbox One next year. I doubt Project Spark will get one.