Pachter; "Sony is running into a brick wall"

The Lost Gamer writes "Everyone's favourite industry analyst Michael Pachter has appeared in a further Pach-Attack episode, over on, in which he responds to a question as to whether Sony should pull the plug on their PSP handheld device, considering the PSP Go failed, and with both Apple and Nintendo retaining the largest portion of market share."

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mrv3213127d ago

'Everyone's favourite industry analyst'

Just because he shouts the loudest doesn't make him favorite.

Shamuz3127d ago

Couldn't of said it better myself.

Commander TK3127d ago

I do not c how Apple has a market share in the hanheld war...

captain-obvious3127d ago

says patcher

if i can chose 3 guys to take out the industry they'll be
1- patcher
2- HHG
3- bobby kotick

HighDefinition3127d ago (Edited 3127d ago )

Sony`s running into walls of money. The PS3 is on a rampage. The PS2 is STILL on a rampage. The PSPgo isn`t doing well. Am I missing something here. In biz 2/3 is a huge win.

deadreckoning6663127d ago (Edited 3127d ago )

"I am getting sick and tired of this guy. He need to keep his mouth shut."

Better Solution: Why don't u just ignore articles that have the word "Pachter" in em? No ones gunna shut up just because u tell em too.

Btw the full quote was, “Sony is running into a brick wall to compete in that sector.” By sector, there talking about the handheld sector..NOT Sony in general. Read articles...THEN comment.

The article is PRIMARLY regarding the PSP Go, not your precious PS3 that most of u treat as if it were ur first born child.

@PS3 fanboys- This is why everyone says that u guys are the worst. Its like arguing with a brick wall. Its like u guys don't abide by any logic. The PSP Go is in fact a FAILURE. And yes, I own a PS3 myself and its my favorite console. Someone call the police on me. God forbid a person who loves his PS3 also has a brain.

@emk- Idk why the mods give these fanboys so much power. Stupidity gets rewarded and logic gets shunned.

Lionhead3127d ago

Pachter; "I am running into a brick wall"

Seems more appropriate =\

crck3127d ago


That kind of makes you an idiot. He's talking in regards to the PSP. His comments have nothing to do with the PS3.

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Anon19743127d ago (Edited 3127d ago )

As much as I think the guy needs to focus more on industry talk and less about wacky predictions, he's got a point. Sales for the PSP have dropped since the iPhone was introduced.

The iphone is cutting into the PSP's market. Why have a gaming platform with web and video with a descent size screen when you can have all that, and a phone, and thousands of apps, and GPS, etc...etc.

Now, as a gaming platform the PSP runs circles around the iphone, but there's no doubt that the iphone has partially cut into the PSP's market.

So, what's Sony's game? Are they happy with the market they have right now, or do we think they'll challenge the iphone? Perhaps a PSP phone with app store, video, music, on the fly movies, etc? But what could they do to differentiate themselves from the iPhone?

Edit @ deadreckoning666 above
"The PSP Go is in fact a FAILURE."
Oh, that's a fact now, is it? Generally, when people present something as a fact, they can back up their claims. Care to present a source, some statistic, some form of data to back up your statement?
Otherwise, I must insist you rephrase you comment to read something a bit more accurate and representative of your sentiments like "It is my opinion that the PSP Go was a failure, although I acknowledge fully a total and complete ignorance of the costs versus revenue associated with the PSP GO and really can't back up this opinion with anything" rather then try to pass this off as fact.

Running quite contrary to your assertion that the PSP go is somehow a failure, Sony has commented the the PSP Go has so far surpassed their expectations.

emk20043127d ago

@ all the people who are yelling at patcher and dindt read the article hes only talking about the psp and hes right.

Government Cheese3127d ago

Quick, everybody flame the heck outta pachter! he said something bad about Sony!
The dissent must be crushed!

specialguest3127d ago

Patcher is right-on in regards to the PSP and where it stands today.

HolyOrangeCows3127d ago

Sony made some bad mistakes with things like piracy with the PSP. The games don't sell ANYWHERE near where a system with a 60 million person install base should. And it was foolish for them not to include a second stick. And they should have supported it more. And they could have been a bit more price conscious.

I just hope that the PSP was just an awkward transition into the handheld gaming world and that they have learned and apply that knowledge to releasing the 'PSP2'

Eddie201013127d ago (Edited 3127d ago )

PSP is heading toward sixty million sold world wide, sells very well in japan, sells an average of 10 million a year world wide. No other hand held has sold that well except for Nintendo's hand helds. Not many electronic devices sell 10 million a year, yet it's talked about like its a failure.

On another note the Ipod touch and Iphone should not be put in the same catagory as the DS and PSP. Games aren't making huge amounts of money on the Ipod when they average 1 dollar to 5 dollars and don't sell high volume for most games.

VINNIEPAZ3127d ago

"1.4 - Pachter`s a idiot.................
Sony`s running into walls of money. The PS3 is on a rampage. The PS2 is STILL on a rampage. The PSPgo isn`t doing well. Am I missing something here. In biz 2/3 is a huge win"

Your typical fanboy idiot only seeing what he wants to see. The title said Sony so it must be about PS3/PS2! He was stickily talking about the GO you moron.

"Am I missing something" No quite the opposite, you have on ya fanboy glasses and need to keep those missing.

*Takes off his fanboy glasses* Hey wait! This article was not about attacking Sony. AND LOOK! They didnt even mention PS3 or PS2! WOW I can actually UNDERSTAND how to read an article and not twist what is being said when I get all defensive about my love for all that is Sony.

Looks like this guy might just learn after all

rambi803127d ago (Edited 3127d ago )

The guy has to say something every week so that he can keep his job i guess.

The psp sells well - not nintendo DS levels - but acceptable
Sony just really needs to re-examine their pricing strategy for Digital distribution.

Like it or Not the PC and Apple platforms are leading the way

XxZxX3127d ago

exactly, idiots compare a $.99 cent games with PSP $29.99 games.

siliticx3127d ago

Lets compare real quick. 30% off a 3$ game (Plants versus Zombies) that soild 1 million copies in its first week VS under 5% of a 30% game that hardly sell.

No market share huh.

Sharpshell3127d ago

I love my phatty PSP, but I think Sony should think about a new iteration and pull the standard trick where they keep PSP going for like 2 years into the next PSPs life cycle

E3 perhaps, we can dream

mrv3213127d ago

I just dislike it when people predict the future and either get it wrong and forget about it, or predict the obvious and pretend to be god

Your not an excellent analyst just by saying 'I predict Uncharted 2 will get good scores' That's something we all knew.

If you predict some more left field, like Uncharted 3 location then that's more impressive but not impossiple for ANY of us to do it.

HighDefinition3127d ago

I admit it, I didn`t read the artical. 99% his quotes/headlines are enough.


Kazu0 Hirai3127d ago

Sony fanboys make me wanna bash my head against a brick wall.

rambi803127d ago

Can we have a demo of that?

DaTruth3127d ago

Only sold 50,000,000 million. Lets just leave 50 million customers without support!

That crap might blow over with XBOX fanboys(blow over and then ready to suck the big one and take up the @--), but I don't think that would go over well with their customers.

Why would anyone give up the chance to sell games to 50 million possible customers? Pachter doesn't only suck at videogame analyzing, he also has no business sense whatsoever!

baker_boi3127d ago

I think you and all these other people need to step back a minute and ask yourself, "Does the PSPgo "failing" matter when PSP continue to sell nicely world wide?"

30-50k every month in japan at least and Im not sure how many though do other places as I never see their numbers for some reason.

But really, c'mon you guys. Who the hell cares that the PSPgo didn't add to over-all PSP sales when the standard models are still soaring high? So no, they're not "hitting a brick wall" when it comes to Hand-held market either.

Maybe YOU ought to get some logic and stop trying to spell out DOOM on the board for somebody else. Better start worrying about your own money.

INehalemEXI3127d ago (Edited 3127d ago )

Sony does run into brick walls, overtime they destroy these walls. While other hardware overtime just bricks....

sorry had to be said.

Seriously though, I been ready for PSP2 and hoping it comes with controls = DS3 no half stepping. I never liked the idea of PSPgo or the name. The prior models are great.

It's not going to sell like a gameboy , or DS IMO though cause it's more like a man's toy, then something parents would get for the kids, to keep them busy in the car. Still it has healthy sales , I just would not be expecting it to do insane #'s.

sikbeta3127d ago (Edited 3127d ago )

@ fanboyz that now believe in what patcher says only cuz he's talking about Sony in that manner

Believe whatever you want to believe but there are only 2 Gaming Handhelds, the Nintendo DS and the PSP, bring the Lame-Touch handhelds and such is stupid, a couple of indy games can't compete with DS and PSP library, so it's worthless to even mention Apple here, Nintendo rules the handheld market for years and the PSP manage to do pretty well, unless you believe that +60m PSP sold is not enough

The real Problem with the PSP is the PIRACY, the library shrank because of that, if Sony makes an unhackeable PSP2, there will be No problem, more Devs will jump into making games and with the First Party Support everyone will enjoy a Beast

shadow27973127d ago

What Pachter doesn't know (and neither does anyone else other than Sony) is how much PSP software Sony is selling on PSN. They're making a killing on that software because they don't have to give the retailers a cut.

I know for me, personally, the PSP Go was a major factor in me buying a PSP in the first place. In the end, I found a really good deal on a 3000 and bought that instead. However, a majority of my software purchases are downloads. Even though I have a 3000, I still benefit from all the titles on PSN.

And yes, I realize I'm paying a premium for portability and convenience, but I'm sure I'm not the only one. And if there's many others like me, the Go hasn't been quite the "failure" everyone thinks it's been.

thereapersson3127d ago (Edited 3127d ago )

Please, do us all a favor and follow through with that so we won't have to deal with your whiny attitude anymore.

XxZxX3127d ago (Edited 3127d ago )

siliticx, why don't you compare your plant vs zombie against final fantasy crisis core. and see how's ur $.99 fare against $39.99

Alvadr3127d ago

Oh god not this guy again... How does he keep making a living, hes almost always wrong

vhero3127d ago

They still make a mint from it and to be fair the PSP is here to help developers make PS2 type games for handhelds as the architecture is very similar. The PSP's main problem is piracy and Sony cannot escape it however they should like MS find some way of using it. MS do it right as they use piracy to boost console sales by at least 1-2 million per year with the ban hammer tactics.

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LordMarius3127d ago

its always Sony that is doom

FireJackal3127d ago

I guess by his logic Microsoft should leave computer software development since Vista was a huge failure,and they should quit mp3 players to(Zune),a they should had quitted the console race since the first Xbox didn't sell that well too.(sold less than the PSP)

Redrum0593127d ago

sony has lots of money and are supporting 3 systems(ps3,ps2,psp/go).
Now they have been releasing some pretty amazing stuff on the ps3, emagine wat would it be like if sony dropped ps2 and psp completely and focused only on the ps3 with all their might and power.


PS3, it only does DAMNNN!!!

silvacrest3127d ago

sony may dump the PS2 eventually but the PSP? i dont think so

if anything, sony will release the PSPHONE to compete against the DS and iphone or they will release a psp2

raiden_933127d ago

I think the PS3 has really come into its own now. The PSP might still be struggling outside Japan but otherwise its doing ok.

Ryuha1234h3127d ago

I am getting sick and tired of this guy. He need to keep his mouth shut.

Anorexorcist3127d ago (Edited 3127d ago )

He's like an Aaron Greenberg who doesn't have to get in bed with Microsoft every night. He's wash-off, wash-on.

Wii360BeatsPS33127d ago

I wish N4G users would run into a brick wall, might shake some sense into their pea brains. If not then your death will be helping society.

Anorexorcist3127d ago (Edited 3127d ago )

I certainly won't; I understand the fact that you are so stupid and have sniffed so much white-out in class that you don't realize that you being here making that comment makes you an N4G user. You went ahead and threw yourself in the same boat.

Baka-akaB3127d ago

let us help you get out of that place you hate so much , much much sooner ...