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Metallicube said:

Patcher's a freakin moron, or he's trying to push an agenda (or both). He blames Nintendo primarily for the decline of the industry, yet Nintendo have been the ones EXPANDING the industry and reaching out to new gamers, something Sony and MS have failed to do. Without the Wii, the industry would be on the brink of destruction right now. You have one of the most successful consoles of all time, and STILL the industry is in decline. Imagine where the industry would be WITHOUT Nintendo!

Even now, 4 years later, it continues to boggle my mind how such a successful console has gotten such a collective criticism and doomsday claims by the delusional people within the games industry. You would think that the Wii has gotten 10 million sales rather than 72 million judging from all the negativity.

Pachter is paid big money to understand how the videogame industry works, and why things do what they do.  When reality isn't going the way he expects, he is going to get all doom and gloom.  Nintendo made him look horrible, because it makes his life much more difficult.  He can't simply phone in his analysis and run his formulas.  He is forced to actually do work, and take chances, and watch his job get more risky.  The end result is that he ends up a spot where his job becomes more of becoming a gambler, with less certain information, and where he can end up looking horrible.  With all this about, he now projects the videogame industry is going into permanent decline.



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It's not just Nintendo that Pachter rallies against, it's also Take 2.  So in a month where both companies are leading sales dramatically, it's no wonder he claims the sky is falling, because he can't manage to push his EA or Activision stock.



Squilliam said:

I have a simple explanation.

1. Recession: I.E. people who aren't keen gamers are going to put it lower on their list of priorities. So going outside in the middle of summer during a recession is going to be a little bit more appealing than it used to be. That oil spill doesn't help confidence much either!

2. Time of year. Since they often less keen gamers they are more likely to recieve a greater proportion of their software library as gifts. This time of year simply isn't gift giving season.

1. Recession isn't stopping PC Gaming and Mobile Gaming from growing.

2. Irrelevant.

While I do think recession has a hand in the decline of console sales, it can't be the only reason.

I think another huge factor is that this generation is past it's prime. Every generation, the first few years give great growth to the console industry, but after that they usually stop growing. In this generation, because of the recession, it is making the consoles sales decline considerably instead of just stagnating.

In order to make the industry grow, they need to release the next generation as soon as possible (2010/2011?). The downside of that would be that the costs would rise astronomically, and companies wouldn't make profit.

In short, the longer this generation lasts, the more the console gaming industry declines in revenue, but the more profit they make.



Why did the banhammer get dropped on shio?



Lastgengamer said:

It could be about time for a new hardware cycle. That would help revive the industry right? 

Permanent decline.

I've never known Pachter to be wrong.



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richardhutnik said:

Why did the banhammer get dropped on shio?

He posted without ridiculing Pachter.

PS: Pachter sucks.

(It was probably for another post. Don't worry, ban reasons are coming back at some point).



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richardhutnik said:

Why did the banhammer get dropped on shio?

If I were to guess, trolling consoles. His signature is in violation of the rules, and I recall he's made a few posts before looking rather downward on consoles and their users.



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dunno001 said:
richardhutnik said:

Why did the banhammer get dropped on shio?

If I were to guess, trolling consoles. His signature is in violation of the rules, and I recall he's made a few posts before looking rather downward on consoles and their users.

Is that due to long-term attrition?  shio's m.o as long as I have been on here has been to trash and troll about consoles.  He has repeatedly made comments bashing consoles on here.  I was just suprised now the banhammer got dropped.



the article is really just bashing Nintendo and some other games

AW really did surprise me with its lack of sales idk if it was the game or if the audience wasnt on the 360 i know id pick it up had it been on my console

i dont see it declining HW wise i see next year both ps3 and 360 having there most HW sold in a year WW  since there release and that upcoming releases like CODBO MOH Socom4 selling a more than what people are expecting them to



                                                             

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