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Michael Pachter Responds! Thoughts on the Wii Vitality Sensor

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lvader said:
woopah said:
People need to see Pachter for what he is. a guy with an opinion, not some kinda of HD fnaboy or nintendo troll which is just rediculous

I'm a guy with an opinion, Pachter is a highly paid industry analyst. You would have thought that with his track record he would have been fired by now.

 

Thats exactly the misconception i'm trying to get rid of. Pachter is a STOCK analyst. he is paid to predict and advise investment comapnies into what video game company stocks to invest in. He is not paid to send emails to internet blogs and im pretty sure he isn't paid to appear on game trailers either. As you said, you are a guy with an opinion, so is Pachter and so am I. he doesnt have any more knowledge about the VS than we do so we can take his prediction for what it is, the thoughts of a guy who knows a lot about the industry. but then so do a lot of forum goers.  We need to get rid of the whole 'why are people paying him to say stuff that I already know' because they arn't and 'pachter is a HD fanboy/wii troll' because he isn't

 

As an intelligent and knowledgeable guy I can respect his opinion without having to agree with him. I believe that whilst it does look kinda weird judgement is best reserved until we see compatible software.  I think the claims of some people VS will automatically push hardware because 'its from nintendo' are just as stupid as dismissing the device out of hand



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Chairman-Mao said:
I agree with Pachter. Outside of this website I've never heard mention of the Vitality sensor and I barely even know what it is/does. I don't see how it will be a big deal or people will rush out to buy it.


It's from nintendo and has something to do with the wii,enough said.



oldschoolfool said:
Chairman-Mao said:
I agree with Pachter. Outside of this website I've never heard mention of the Vitality sensor and I barely even know what it is/does. I don't see how it will be a big deal or people will rush out to buy it.


It's from nintendo and has something to do with the wii,enough said.

Wii Music,  Wii Zapper, Wii branded SD cards, Wii Speak, so there.



woopah said:
lvader said:
woopah said:
People need to see Pachter for what he is. a guy with an opinion, not some kinda of HD fnaboy or nintendo troll which is just rediculous

I'm a guy with an opinion, Pachter is a highly paid industry analyst. You would have thought that with his track record he would have been fired by now.

 

Thats exactly the misconception i'm trying to get rid of. Pachter is a STOCK analyst. he is paid to predict and advise investment comapnies into what video game company stocks to invest in. He is not paid to send emails to internet blogs and im pretty sure he isn't paid to appear on game trailers either. As you said, you are a guy with an opinion, so is Pachter and so am I. he doesnt have any more knowledge about the VS than we do so we can take his prediction for what it is, the thoughts of a guy who knows a lot about the industry. but then so do a lot of forum goers.  We need to get rid of the whole 'why are people paying him to say stuff that I already know' because they arn't and 'pachter is a HD fanboy/wii troll' because he isn't.

 

Of cause it's part of his job, not only is he required to have an opinion and comment on it, he would also be expected to drive opinion.



lvader said:
woopah said:
lvader said:
woopah said:
People need to see Pachter for what he is. a guy with an opinion, not some kinda of HD fnaboy or nintendo troll which is just rediculous

I'm a guy with an opinion, Pachter is a highly paid industry analyst. You would have thought that with his track record he would have been fired by now.

 

Thats exactly the misconception i'm trying to get rid of. Pachter is a STOCK analyst. he is paid to predict and advise investment comapnies into what video game company stocks to invest in. He is not paid to send emails to internet blogs and im pretty sure he isn't paid to appear on game trailers either. As you said, you are a guy with an opinion, so is Pachter and so am I. he doesnt have any more knowledge about the VS than we do so we can take his prediction for what it is, the thoughts of a guy who knows a lot about the industry. but then so do a lot of forum goers.  We need to get rid of the whole 'why are people paying him to say stuff that I already know' because they arn't and 'pachter is a HD fanboy/wii troll' because he isn't.

 

Of cause it's part of his job, not only is he required to have an opinion and comment on it, he would also be expected to drive opinion.

Related to and in support of this comment, if Patcher is only a STOCK analyst, then he should not replying to emails, he should not be commenting on his likes/dislikes, he should not be making the circuit of game sites, and he should not have his own show on Game Trailers.

He should be stating what he thinks, back it up with why, and then saying what that means for the stock prices.

In other words, as a stock analyst, he should say "I don't think the Vitality Sensor will expand the hardware demand for the Wii. It will have a limited market in fitness and related software  (such as yoga or stress management). But it is hard to see more traditional game-like applications from what we know about it right now (it is large, takes up the expansion connection  on the end of the Wii remote, and must be clamped to a finger to work). The only control scheme that could work is a point and click for a horror game -- and these have not done well on the Wii (remember Nintendo did not even bring FF IV out of Japan).  As a result, I expect there to be a slight reduction in stock prices as the R&D and marketing expenses will not be recouped (or even if they are, it will not result in high new profits).

 

If he said that, you could disagree with Pacther, but he would be doing his job -- not giving his opinion.

Mike from Morgantown

 

 



      


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I would agree with Pachter as I have no interest in the vitality sensor. But Nintendo is going after the fitness market with the Wii which no other game maker has really tapped. So it can be "big" but I have zero interest.



Pachter is a viral marketer for Sony posing as an analyst.



Try watching Bloomberg TV and you will understand what an Analyst does. All analysts have an agenda to follow and will use all tools available to him to make sure it happens.



Jeez, would it KILL Patcher to say anything nice about Nintendo? I'm 100% convinced he's being paid under the table by someone competing with Nintendo.



Pachter is a Douche, and I'm glad he's on vgchartz. Now I can feel good to know that he knows how much people think he sucks

HEY PACH read this one..... DOUCHE DOUCHE DOUCHE DOUCHE you suck u lame ass



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