Critical Gamer writes: In our interview with Michael Pachter we discussed the idea of a games industry crash, but despite a poor year in terms of sales, Pachter believes things will improve in 2010.
Lets hope this prediction come ture
all the big selling games is coming 2010 GT5 Halo Reach God Of War 3 StarCraft 2 ! hope they sell
There's Bioshock 2 Final Fantasy 13 Mass Effect 2 Metal Gear Solid: Rising and many more 2010 will be awesome :)
I truly can not stand Michael Pachter! He is not only wrong nearly every time he opens his pompous mouth, but I find some of his comments offensive. He did an interview for GameTrailers TV and mentioned that Assassin's Creed 2 has characters like Leonardo DaVinci that gamers probably don't even know who they are. Listen here Pachter.. Not all gamers are 10 years old and live under a rock in their parent's basement. You would be an idiot not to know who DaVinci is.
Sales will go up not year, but not because of the Wii or Music games. The line up for all console is at an all time best next year so software sales should be through the roof for 2010, and this will be the first FULL year all systems will have a price drop (360 Elite price drop). So sells should be consistent at the least for hardware if not greatly exceeding 2009. Motion controls for all systems, and better online services mean that 2010 should be one of the best years in gaming EVER.
This just in; 2009 best year ever for gaming.
Pachter is such a douche. It wasn't a poor year for gaming. It was a poor year for the 360 and a great year for the PS3. 2010 will be phenomenal year for all 3 consoles. Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid Other M, Mass Effect 2, SC:Conviction, GOW3, Heavy Rain, GT5, FFXIII FTW!
All consoles will be selling better in early 2010 as opposed to early 2009. And the games are coming non-stop all next year. Great games on every console and some huge ones that will sell great like FF13, MArio, HAlo Reach, GT 5 and WAYYYY TOO MANY other AWESOME games. All year from january to december. We dont even know all the games coming at the end of the year. edit-- And of course PC games like SC 2 and DIABLO 3. I need to play diablo 3 probably. Maybe even half life 2 EP. 3. AND DEUS EX 3(hope its like DX1). I need to upgrade my PC.
There where some great games in 09, Games like UC2, Killzone 2, L4D2 *still a great multiplayer experience*, Forza motor sport 3, Actually, There are some great games but it was rather a short season wasn't it. :3, But what the heck, I still have UC2 to finish, and need to finish my career in F3. Game on :)
"It was a poor year for the 360 and a great year for the PS3." Just because Ps3 got some bigger exclusives than 360 doesn't mean it was poor for 360. Now I do agree that 2010 has much better games coming for 360 but in no way was 09 bad for 360 only in terms of sales.
2009 was a poor year for the gaming business. Check out the financial reports from EA, Activision, Ubisoft, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo...any of them. From a gamers standpoint I think 2009 was a pretty good year, but Pachter isn't talking about the view from gamers. He's talking business and the business of videogames had a rough year in 2009. While Pachter makes his share of mistakes, some of you need to temper your Pachter hatred with a bit of reality. He's a business analyst. Have any of you even read one of his reports in full, or are you all just having knee jerk reactions to little sound bytes rather then bothering to have a look at his greater body of work? His job isn't even to make predictions, it's to examine the companies and the industry themselves, analyse who's making money and why and providing general forward looking statements on their business, and he's actually very well respected in that area.
More than a million PS3's in one month. Microsoft posting profits with it's entertainment division. And Ninty, Well: It was indeed a very tough year for gaming EDIT: Well, he is an analist, so I'm talking about the industry
Considering the way the economy has been, things could have been far worse this year. Smaller games, new IPs and less well received games might have struggled, but sales records have been smashed by games like MW2 and Fifa over here was the fastest selling sports title ever.
Part of the reason for 2010 starting off so well is that a lot of games got moved from Christmas 09, due to the pressure from Modern Warfare 2. Lots to look forward to in the first quarter of 2010.
Wii and plastic toy sales down just says to me that these things are a passing fad for the mainstream. We seem to be quickly approaching a make-or-break point in the industry where either the mainstream audience falls out from under us and we go the way of comics, or we become the next Hollywood.
The WORST year in gaming. EVER. Congrats, Sony Fans. NO ONE CARES about the Gaming of 2009. Unfortunately. There were some bright spots that deserve recognition. Like Naughty Dog and Infinity Ward. But the point is, you've made NO impact this year. THE CONSOLE WAR IS OVER. You had your chance to kill Microsoft in a down year. And failed. So how will you do it in their biggest year EVER? I can't WAIT for 2010. :-)
how is the console war over?why was this a down year for microshaft?what makes you think next year will be best for the 360 only?Or are you just being an idiot?
2009 was a bad year for me, most of games i played is the games i skipped in 2008 edit: ps3,360 and wii...
you must only have a 360
Militant... no way you own a PS3 and didn't play a new game almost every month.
click on my profil... and I dont like every genre, I hate FPSs, open world games like prototype and racing games. i only bought 9 games (2009 games only)
2009 was a great year for me. Bought at least 15 games!
I would rather look at that 'EVONY' Ad on the right of this Page than read any CR*P that guy says!!! ;-D + He sounds like a BORING Micro$oft Employee!!! Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Seriously, how the hell did we get a analyst in our videogaming? My God, this industry is boring. If it wasnt for previews, developer interviews and reviews the videogame media industry would be useless. Im just a regular guy looking for some game news and im bombarded with pie charts, predictions and sales. I hate Math. Its why i dropped out of high school. All i care about is videogames. can the media please take a hint from a average joe like me? Stop reporting weekly sales stats! I rather have all that info on the bottom line at the end of the fiscal year. Quit wasting my time.
couldn't agree more. although you should have stayed in high school.but hey to each their own. lol its my birthday tomorrow. (i'll keep my age to myself lol) but boy what i'd give to be back in highschool now knowing what i know now. boy what a time that would be.
was a great year to be a gamer. killzone rocked. infamous rocked. mw2 has an awesome campaign. uncharted 2 speaks for itself. batman rocked. boarderlands rocked. brutal legends rocked. i feel sorry for you "gamers" who care about sales soo much, you can't enjoy good games, unless they sell a million day one. soo silly.
waiting for the sales of a song you like or waiting for the sales of a movie you saw on opening day or waiting for the sales of a book you just read. I really dont care. when will the media stop reporting math to me on a daily basis. who does that?
well screw u patcher :P
It's not just Video games having a hard Year, EVERYTHING is having a down year. I lost my Job in May(Welding) and I have had 2 weld test/Interviews since. I have no money for games and Im more then likely gonna be loosing my House, why do you think EVERYTHING is showing signs of having sold Less then the year before?
and he says
Yeah man I can Dig it! Another Great year of videogames. Im 30 years old and im proud to say ive watched and help videogames grow. Atari 2600 had me playing millipede for hours and now today I play Killzone 2. Even during the genesis/super nintendo war it was just about the games. Today, i have the unfortunate luck of watching the videogame media become greedy, heartless, plotting, evil leeches of the industry. They make me sick to my stomach. Luckily, ive made all my points in 2007 and 2008. Theres no need to argue with the children and today we have all the proof we need to show what Ps3 is capable of and why its leading in technology and innovation while taking care of its loyal customers with the Games. Games, Games and nothing but the Games. I just wish they kept the whole weekly, monthly, fiscally stat tracking to themselves because Ive got my own business to run and thiers is none of mine business so I would like to stay out of it. I really like movies too but I dont go reccomending films to friends and family because of a opening weekend at the box office. That would make me sound artificial.
"Why do I still have a job?" JOY
I think 2009 was a GREAT year for gamming, at least my wallet told me so buying those PS3 exclusives...but I have not purchased a game for my 360 since last years Gears....We bought 3 Wii games this year.. so, for us great games...in 2009 for the PS3 and good games for the Wii.....this was the first year the 360 was a dust collector
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