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Pachter : 2010 Game Sales to Rebound

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Michael Pachter, the infamous industry analyst who nailed it 100% with his Borderlands prediction has spoken from behind his crystal ball again. This time, he reckons the game industry’s gonna bounce back from last year’s lows, and the recession that saw the end of so many studios.

His reasoning? Why, it’s all about the games!

According to Pachter Wii hardware and software sales will stagnate, and the “core” gamers will be looking to spend their income on proper games. The soothsayer believes “Q1’s long-awaited slate of games (Army of Two: The 40th Day, BioShock 2, Gran Turismo 5 and Splinter Cell Conviction etc)” will be the driving force in the upsurge.

Lulz. Army of Two : The 40th Day long-awaited? There goes your credibility Mr Pachter. Along with most of Pachter’s predictions over the past two years being largely wrong, I’m surprised he’s not an ex-analyst.

He does kinda have a point though : Q1 will be home to a bevy of very anticipated games. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to count how many days it’ll be before I have Mass Effect 2 in my hands.

Source : GI Biz

Last Updated: January 6, 2010


  1. Someone

    January 6, 2010 at 15:04

    Hasn’t GT5 been delayed for PAL-Areas till Q2?


    • Geoff

      January 6, 2010 at 15:05

      Yes, but nobody cares about PAL areas. 🙂


  2. uberutang

    January 6, 2010 at 15:32

    All PS3 games are region free. And cheaper to import.


  3. PillsburyDeeBoy

    January 6, 2010 at 17:10

    Army of Two, long awaited? Lol :). BTW, I don’t think Biooshock is going to do the numbers Take Two think it will. Good numbers, yes. Massive numbers? Not so sure…


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