WSJ: Halo 3 Busts Games Record; Pachter Forecasts Xbox 360 Sales for Sept.

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports that Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst Michael Pachter was overwhelmingly impressed by Halo 3's first-day sales, adding that the figure was "probably unprecendented," ahead of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and other games with huge first-day sales. Pachter forecast Halo 3 will push Xbox 360 sales to 400,000-500,000 units in the US this month, up from 277,000 units in August.

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Kokoro4099d ago

with Lair, heavenly Sword from Sony, and halo 3 from Microsoft. I'd like to see how much these hyped titles really affect the consoles. But 400 is a good number from Morgan. Although the wii might not take second place this month, or we will see

SonySoldiers4099d ago (Edited 4098d ago )

1. Never say something good about our competitor's consoles/games. Try to attack its shortcomings and do not listen to their opinions.

2. Never believe when they bring up bad news about the Playstation 3, just say something like "it doesn't surprise me" and/or act as if there's nothing wrong with it.

3. Never show your anger even if they make fun of your opinion, put a smile/LOL symbol in your writings or say something like you don't get upset over anything.

4. Never cease to defense other Ps3 fans like you always do for your favorite console. Show to the crowds that Ps3 owners are one big family unit.

5. Never ever think the Playstation 3 will loose the console wars nor it ain't got no games, the console's lifespan is about 10 years so it's just in the beginning. You do not want to give up things easily.

Thanks so much for your loyalty to Sony's Playstation 3. There's always hopes and promises in the future!

DrRage774099d ago

from now until january we should see some real good numbers from sony and microsoft. it will be interesting to see how this holiday season pans out with all the games coming out on both systems

Monty_The_Great4099d ago

that H3 will sell more consoles, I know thats really going out on a limb there. Anyways, Pachter is an ass, just about everything he says is BS.

Dannagar4099d ago (Edited 4099d ago )

I hate this guy and his forecasts are always way off. Yet, I can't stop reading his Forecasts. Kind of like a moth drawn to the light.

jackdoe4098d ago

Michael is so full of crap that you take anything he says seriously anymore. Just wait for the NPD numbers for September.