Pachter's Podium: PS3 Capturing Wii Trade-Up Crowd, Wii to Top All Consoles This Holiday

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and in the November edition of Pachter's Podium, we talked with Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter about the holiday console battle, recent rumors, and the next Call of Duty.

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donniebaseball2492d ago

I wonder if Zelda is really enough to enable Wii to once again be the best seller this holiday season. Wii's had a dreadful year so far.

darthv722492d ago

It isnt so much about this game or that. You figure anyone who doesnt have a system will not only buy it for the game that caught their eye but also the wealth of games in the back catalog as well.

This is true of the PS3 and 360. People have to get their foot in the door and then once inside, the fun never ends.

ApplEaglElephant2491d ago (Edited 2491d ago )

PS3 is going with huge numbers of exclusives.

Sadly for MS, they switched their tactics from releasing core exclusives to making kiddie games and casual games.

MS's selling point now is casual games which just makes me sad

buddymagoo2491d ago (Edited 2491d ago )

Blu Ray is also a big seller being the only HD format available. Nothing like watching a 1080p Blu Ray.

GraveLord2492d ago

At $100 the Wii is going to sell no matter what.

NiKK_4192492d ago (Edited 2492d ago )

But doesn't everybody already have one?

hellzsupernova2492d ago

I think its actually getting the gamer crowd now at this price point because before it was hard to justify spending that kind of money but after this years games and the competitions lack of games gamers can finally justify the cost

death2smoochie2492d ago

And come this Christmas season...the Wii will once again outsell all the rest.
This seems to happen every Christmas season

metsgaming2492d ago

recession + cheapest console + something their "friend" has = many people will buy a wii.

Mustang300C20122492d ago (Edited 2492d ago )

except you just described the 360.

360 is going for $199 on Black Friday for the 250gb with Digital copy of Halo Reach and Fable 3 at Best Buy

blumatt2492d ago (Edited 2492d ago )

The PS3 is at a great price this holiday season. It's going for $199 and cheaper at many places on Black Friday. Even after that, the regular price is $250, which is a great value. Tons of exclusive games from this year and years past, as well as many more coming out soon. Starhawk, Twisted Metal, Versus 13, etc.

The casual crowd might be drawn to the PS3 more due to the Move being similar to the WiiMote, albeit much more accurate and precise. Everybody Dance seems to be heavily marketed lately for the PS3. Also, many Wii owners might consider the fact that going with the PS3 will keep them with a FREE online service and a wonderful 3D-capable bluray player.

Of course, it is likely that the sales juggernaut named Wii might still outsell the other two, sadly. It's the Wii's last holiday season until the Wii U gets here.

ssb31732492d ago

Well, with the likes of zelda out, it is very possible for it to get the most sales this christmas as it is a great game. The 3ds may stabd a good chance of major sales aswell with mario and mariokart

yesmynameissumo2492d ago

$99 Wiis are going to sell like mad. So are $199 PS3s and 360s. Everyone is going to have a great holiday.

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