Sales of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Grand Theft Auto 5 "should pale in comparison" to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions, according to Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter.
i would say that too
You dont need to be a top analyst to predict this, the PS4/X1 installed units is nowhere near the PS360 install base. Patcher is absolutely useless when it comes to game related forecasting, this is the man who said the X1 would dominate the PS4 at launch. lol
he said xb1 probably outsold ps4 in the month that destiny launched lmao
Gee Pachter, way to go out on a limb there. Edit: It's good to know that regardless of your system preference, we can all unite behind our dislike of Michael Pachter.
Patcher is nuts to think the sales would even come close to those of the PS360. Those 2 system had close to 80 million each if not more making it 160M combines. Both consoles sales of GTA5 combine had over 10 million units sold. The PS4 alone is over 10 million, but no where that 160M. That would mean that 110% of all PS4 owners... would need to buy GTA5 and that's impossible, it's not gonna happen. First of all; it's a remaster, not a new game. Not everyone goes out and buys remaster editions even if the GTA5 is prety damn good and worthwhile. Secondly; based on the previous sales numbers, it's around 3:1 sales of the PS4 version over the Xbox One version... that's not a huge total of consoles. Thirdly, not a single game sold that many units even new ones. Now yes, a lot of people are buying the new current gen over the other but even combining those old gen numbers don't come close to what GTA5 sold last gen. Now these new systems are supposed to outsell to huge install base of last gen? I know the PS4 is selling extremely fast but even I know that it's not gonna happen, that'd be insane to even suggest that it would.
GTA5 has a potential to sell about 50% of the last gen. It's how this game should be played, and it should be next-gen enough to beat all of the competition. Everyone will be on top of that.
Anyone with consciousness would say that...it's obvious, a 100% certainty. In fact, it's so obvious that even people in comas could predict it.
Gta V on PS360 sold over 33 million units. X1/PS4 haven't even sold that many consoles. Pachter just states the ****ing obvious
"GTA 5 PS4 & Xbox One sales 'should pale in comparison' to Xbox 360/PS3, says Pachter" I agree with Pachter on this. GTA 5 PS4 & X1 sales are going to be nowhere near the sales of GTA5 PS3/X360 versions. Most people have already played the game, so naturally they aren't willing to put out another 70€ for the same game.
Wow that's some great analytic skills there buddy. And here I was thinking that they would obviously sell less because there are 70 million more ps3's and 360's than there are ps4's and xbones. You sure are smart.
BINGO The biggest reason is the size of the install base.
He should go work for Pachter with those analytical powers.
@bloop Next they'll be telling us that ps3 and 360's total lifetime software sales to date have out sold the ps4 and xbox one's total lifetime software sales because last gen gamers "just preferred to play more games".
Congratulations! You've earned an achievement - "Captain Obvious!" Because it simply wasn't obvious enough...
lol nice1 :D
Well, you tried.
@johndoe11211, Remy_Chaos, King_of_Nothing Actually what I said in my previous comment was intended for "slow" people to have an idea why GTA5 PS4/X1 versions won't sell as much as the PS3/X360 versions. It wasn't intended for "smart-a***s" like you guys. So congrats, you guys just made fools out of selves...
Just stop, you're making it worse.
@King_of_Nothing Wow. You are one dedicated ...
Unless you can't get enough. .
Yea, you don't say?
Exactly. There aren't even enough new generation systems out there to reach those last gen sales. -__- Pachter is always stating the obvious but this is just stupid..
Talk about obvious 85 million ps3's around the same xbox 360's Bare minimum 150-160 combined worldwide sales over ps4/xbox one combined it's barely 15 million yet the gsmes already sold more than that so no they'll never match the original sales figures but who cares your either getting it again or for the first time or not at all, but this is news? I'll be getting it again for sure, ps4 thanks.
The x1 and ps4 don't have the same size user base as the ps3 and x360 atm so doesn't take a genius to work that one out.
You don't say. Grand theft auto sold more copies than current gen consoles combined.
It will still sell more than COD, GTA V is the only game worth replaying!
Michael Pacther then went on to predict than the sky will probabpy be blue tomorrow, and the grass green.
Is someone seriously paying this guy to point out the obvious?! I don't know who is worse, Pachter for pointing out the bleeding obvious or whoever pays him to point out the obvious. Either way we lose out having to listen to his babbling.
Well no shit!!! The install base for the Xbox1 an PS4 are a lot smaller you JACKASS!!!! WOW this guy is an idiot!
It doesn't take a goddamn genius to figure that out. It's a given considering how many ps4/Xbox one units are out there. I swear, this guy is useless.
And yet he still had to hedge his guess with a 'should'?
This guy needs to go away and other people need to stop submitting articles related to him.
News just in: Patcher predicts that left is the opposite of right!!! Gamining community stunned that he got something correct for once!!!
No wonder if you look at the install base... It needs more than a Patcher to figure it out, i guess!!!
Really? The game available on a combined user base of 160 million units is going to beat the numbers of a game available on a combined user base of less than 20 million?? Thank you for that wonderful info Mr Pachter, truly that is why you're paid the big bucks as an "analyst". Jeez...the guy is just guessing most of the time, except in cases like this where what he's saying is so profoundly obvious to anyone with a functioning brain cell spare. What a useless statement.
This man is a real genius and like all geniuses, he will only be truly appreciated long after he is gone.
Who would have thought/s
I don't know who this Pachter fella is, but hes always "saying things" that are either ridiculous or obvious.
Pachter realized he got his PS4 in September prediction terribly wrong and said "oh shit I better say something obvious so I can say I get 50% of my predictions right" and made this captain obvious prediction.
Pachter has to be the biggest idiot ever.... GTA V sales on last gen are over 33mil.... this gen hasn't even reached 20mil consoles sold yet so of course it'll pale in comparison even if all 20 mil owners bought a copy I'm holding out for a significant upgrade discount (probably never gonna happen)
.... sorry Wait no i'm not.
Ground breaking stuff /s
And this is the guy some believe got the last month's sales right?
Stating the bloody obvious... Made up figures for the sake of argument coming up... GTA V ps3/360 sells 30 million copies. Remastered on ps4, sells 3 million. GTA VI releases on ps4 once the install base is a few years in at around 40 m units, sells 28 million.... people state its way bigger than GTA V on ps4... lol dumbasses of course! Both next gen systems amount to less than 20 m units.... 10% of that buying a remaster is 2million. I'd bet on more buying it though. I'd say 2-3 million on ps4 and maybe Xbox pushing half that or depending on the % which could be in dream land 80-90% it could rival ps4.... but getting 80-90% of x1 owners to buy it.... not likely. If the remaster sells even 25% of the original, it'd be a huge success.
You don't say?
Fuck this guy
The 1000000 in game currency for preorder is tempting but I've already played the campaign twice. And dragon age also comes out in November
Shut up, Pach.
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