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Pachter: Lame Games like TLG and Shenmue 3 Won't Sell Many Units

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“I honestly think that each of these manufacturers is just overly ambitious,” Wedbush Securities’ analyst Michael Pachter said in a recent interview. “They all hope that they can get things out in time. Of the three, I would say Nintendo is by far the worst performer in terms of getting things out on time. In all fairness, they don’t promise them, so unlike Sony, Nintendo doesn’t lead us to believe there’s a brand new Zelda coming at the Wii U launch. They haven’t done that.”

“Unfortunately, though, Nintendo has such a huge following that people just expect. I mean, they have like thirty different big franchises. But people expect that one of the top five will come out every year, and they just haven’t been able to deliver, and I’m not sure why.”

Pachter believes that games like The Last Guardian and Shenmue 3 are niche franchises and they won’t sell much.

“Whereas Sony… now, they don’t have as many big franchises, but they seem to get their big franchises out. The ones that get delayed are the lame ones. I mean, come on, The Last Guardian– however fun you think that’s going to be, it’s hardly Uncharted or The Last of Us. It’s a kind of a niche title. Shenmue is the same. It’s an okay title but outside of Japan, how many millions of units will it sell? Not very many.”

http://gamingbolt.com/pachter-on-sony-delaying-ps4-games-games-like-the-last-guardian-shenmue-3-wont-sell-many-units



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OK, yep. Pachter confirmed forum shitposter.



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Good to know that TLG and shenmue 3 will do very well.



 

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In other news: water is wet.

Seriously though, I don't think anyone realistically expects much from TLG or Shenmue 3 in terms of sales. The expectations for those games come from their expected critical reception.



He's talking about potential sales, so I don't see any problem. It's not like he is wrong here, for the most part.



TheGoldenBoy said:
In other news: water is wet.

Seriously though, I don't think anyone realistically expects much from TLG or Shenmue 3 in terms of sales. The expectations for those games come from their expected critical reception.

Shenmue 3? its pretty hyped. what you have to understand is that there is a huge fanbase that has grown for that game over the time. Its not about it having advanced technology or insane graphics, its literally about the tone, mood, quirky world/gameplay. 

trust me Shenmue 3 will do fine. he is totally off on that



Depending on how much is 'Many Units'

My prediction is that they're only going to be very slightly better than Bloodborne in best sales scenario.

Shenmue and The Last Guardian practically have no significant brand value, even largest fan base for either game isn't even going to be enough to sell half million.

Yet. I expect at least Shenmue 3 to be mildly successful financially. I'm not sure on TLG.



But seriously, we should make a legitimate forum rule that posting anything from Patcher is a ban worthy offense. From what I've seen, an intelligible discussion has never come from his threads.