CVG: Rockstar was "right all along" that Western would sell, says analyst
Great, now all he has to do admit that he was also wrong about 1,000 times before this, and he'll be set. In all seriousness, props to him for coming forward. Regardless of the circumstance, it's rarely easy to admit when you're wrong... or maybe he's just trying to butter Rockstar up so they'll send him a copy. Not that I blame him, it's a great game.
Is he ever right?
I'll be shocked the day Pachter is actually right about something.
lol... my exact sentiments!
Pachter: I was wrong about everything I'm actually a fraud and get paid to talk out of my ass
Pachter: "I was wrong about ________" *Insert any of Pachter's predictions.
Pachter seems to dislike anything that's remotely western... remember Borderlands?
Being wrong every time is almost as impressive as being right every time. :)
Pachter being wrong is not newsworthy.
Patcher being right for once would be news worthy.
Who is he and how did he become so famous? Maybe I should start making some bold predictions and post them on N4G. I would be much more reliable, but then again, who wouldn't be?
And the sky is blue!
Patcher is right about being wrong 0_o
he gained volume and credence is because some of the industry listens to him, including some media and the likes. I can't remember where I first heard of him, could have been Game Informer, but he really hasn't proven himself IMO. For some reason, it's a snowball effect, it seems. Some company in the industry, or some analysts here his name and hear he's "got a prediction" and suddenly he's gained more clout and it just keeps rolling on like that. You know who would have more credence? Actual game enthusiasts or devs and publishers. I may be wrong, but the guy just seems like an economist who works with the video game industry, nothing more, could even be the guy hates games (but that could be wrong)...Either way, it's ridiculous that the guy's "guesswork" carries the weight it does when it's as wrong as it often is. He seems to base a lot of his predictions on trends and the past, and not "what would gamers play"...hence my doubt of the man, and my own guess that he doesn't even know why gaming is fun in the first place.
I think anything he predicts should be labeled as stand-up comedy instead of analytics. Because when I feed into what he says, my head starts to hurt, but when I realize its just Patcher being Patcher...I start laughing. Ha!!!
Out of everything he said this is what I found the most interesting: \quote THEY HAVEN'T SENT ME ANY GAMES SINCE I DOUBTED WHETHER Bully WOULD SELL WELL," he said. \endquote To think Patcher is just an industry analyst and what he says dont affect game sales at all scare me.
No matter how wrong or right he has been, he is as popular as he is because he made those bold predictions. It's so easy to make the easy predictions that always come true, the problem is, no one will notice you.
when you're wrong time after time, people should just tell him to stfu and stop publishing his spoken voice...
The problem is, people like us are talking about him. No publicity is bad publicity...so I've heard :-/
No, I like that he predicts wrongly...so you know the opposite will happen
"No publicity is bad publicity" Tell that to Toyota or Firestone. Once you get bad reviews on any game, the chance of it being in the bargain bin in 2 months is a definite. Red Dead is amazing and I played for 6 hours yesterday. I am no where near finishing this game, so that is $60 well spent right there. Gotta hurry up because I have Alan Wake waiting for me.
Toyota and firestone had BAD publicity. He was saying NO publicity is bad. Quit talking about this guy, and that's bad publicity for him. He would eventually go away...
I can't believe this fcuk cant go out and buy the game. He makes a lot of money, I bet. Lazy MF.
a person who conducts analysis, in particular • an investment expert, typically in a specified field : rising consumer confidence and falling oil prices are the keys to any upturn, many analysts believe. *Looks at Pachter* I CAN DO THAT!
Sites treat Pachter as if he has some creditability because he works for a respectable firm like Wedbush & Morgan, but when it comes to the gaming industry his predictions and opinions are laughable. He's wrong most of the time and when he's right it's usually a very obvious guess like "I think Halo Reach will be one of the biggest sellers this year."= No shiii Sherlock. The guy is in love with his own voice and he enjoys his time in the spotlight on gaming sites, he's a attention whore and making up shiii that fanboys will argue over is his only claim to fame. I think any of the level headed non-fanboys on n4g could make better predictions....unfortunately that still only leaves about 2 or 3 members of n4g who could do Pachter's job better. JOY
Pachter: 'I was wrong about EVERYTHING' [Fixed]
But him being wrong is common so I don't see a need to write an article about it. Then again when you throw as much mud at a wall as this guy does? Eventually something will stick. It must be nice to have a job like this instead of actually working for a living. I need to purchase myself a crystal ball and some webspace and give it a try.
He's wrong about everything
I agree...Saying Pachter is wrong is like saying the sun shines during the daytime. We already know!
Well I was honestly a little worried it would sell only one copy (mine), so I see where he was coming from. In a world where mw2 has an assault rifle with a shotgun attachment and a grenade launcher and every second without calling in an air strike is a wasted second, I was afraid people wouldn't care for a simple six-shooter. But that just goes to show that R* just makes good games. I'm happily surprised a western is selling well in a world of modern warfare.
how about saying "I was wrong about Everything." PERIOD
he is only wrong on one thing. Unfortunately that thing is 'Everything'
Cant we just put a Patcher filter on this site? I wonder if he still thinks the Natal will launch at under $50
Now THAT'S news! (and that's sarcasm)
Why the f**k should he get freebies I bet he earns £££/$$$ od cash, and all he doe sis go "oh that will sell well" "that won't" And even then he gets it wrong. BS
It's the first time he's wrong. And if he wants a copy he should get off his ass and buy one, just like the rest of us did.
The first time? Perhaps you should check your facts.
Oh crap, I meant isn't! Woops, lol.
If you haven't realized it yet Pachter, you're wrong most the time...
I'd say he's right most of the time. I just don't recall seeing any "Pachter was right" news here: pointing out one's mistakes has proven to be much more entertaining, though frivolous. And even if he's not right that often, he must be when it comes to the things that matter to his employer since he still has his job, alright.
well, who knows... maybe you should start posting all those patcher is right stories.
In the deepest of archives :P
One thing to keep in mind is that guys like Pachter usually get to see things way before anyone else has heard a peep about them, and it is their job to predict based off that information. So they make predictions based on grossly unfinished products, balanced against information about competing products that may be even more unfinished. So, for example, he may have been asked to predict the success of the 360 vs a PS3 that may have simply been in paper design at the time. So his predictions may often be like predicting the weather a month from today (with charts, graphs, and historical data), while gamers' predictions are for the weather tomorrow (based off today's weather). While the former has much more data backing it up, it is still less likely to be accurate vs the short-term forecast with little scientific backup.
where do all these self-proclaimed 'experts' come from that dump their sh*t all over the internet?? i am glad that this crysis 2 storywriter shuts up finally, and now nearly every day i am bombarded with statements from this guy.
Pachter: 'I was wrong about Red Dead' I was wrong about Red Dead I was wrong wrong
Pacter or HHG .Take your Pic Folks
Pachter for sure, at least HHG has a lot of good news.
Patcher is funny, and I love him. he admits his mistakes, good enough for me Its business people, get over it.
Man, I'd love to get paid for being Wrong all the Freaking Time...
When is he right?
Apparently whenever he predicts something that is almost guaranteed to come. He predicted a PS3 Slim in 2009 as well as a price drop about a month before they hit store shelves.
The playstation has had price drops since it came out. In the 1st year alone it dropped in price 2 times. He also predicted that XBL would be $100 by years end....do you really believe that? That is so far fetched
And that is the first thing pachter has said thats true
HAH HAH! My bet is he is not a gamer. He's got no gaming instinct. He can not sense a good game from a bad one. He is always good for a laugh though when his prediction goes kaput!
My bet is he is not a gamer. He's got no gaming instinct.He can not sense a good game from a bad one . AKA HHG LOL
Everybody and their grandma could tell this game will sell like hot cakes after having watched the very first trailer... To get info from Pachter, just rely on the complete opposite of what he predicts and you're good :)
''Respected industry analyst, Michael Pachter has admitted that he was wrong to be sceptical over Rockstar's stellar western, Red Dead Redemption.''
"I was wrong." yeah, that about sums Patcher up in a nutshell. at least when it comes to ANYTHING related to gaming. maybe he actually IS a good analyst, but for a different market. ah, who the hell am i kidding? he's probably the worst analyst i think i've seen. there are armchair analysts in forums that are more accurate than this guy, and more than likely they are either unemployed (fricking economy), or working some job that doesn't pay a QUARTER of what Patcher earns with his almost always wrong "predictions."
well i think he realized he was very wrong so he came up to try and save face... but it takes a man to admit when u r wrong so kudos to u. just next time dont make BS judgements next time
At least it's a good step in the right direction. Now apologies for the remaining XXXX amount of wrong prediction you have made.
Is Patcher ever right all he does is apologise that he is wrong
With RDR and everything. This guy sucks.
this guy makes me sick...
You're always wrong!!!!!! lol
who is PATCHER?? oh yeah the guy thats always WRONG!!!
thats cause you're a F**king idiot patcher. its not about setting, its about quality.
Well lo and behold, Pachter is finally right about something - Being wrong!
"Well folks when your right 52% of the time, your wrong 48% of the time" appropriate simpsons quote.
One down...10,000 apologies to go.Seriously,when has he ever been right ????