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This man has no credibility, so I don't know why he is given a platform to spout nonsense time and again.




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drinkandswim said:
SpokenTruth said:

It's that hard when you are supposed to be the industries most well known video game retail sales analyst and you've studied quarterly sales trends for more than 20 years.

Extrapolating Q1 shipment figures by 4 and calling it a day is the laziest means of sales prediction ever.

I mean I agree it is lazy, but Smash and Pokémon weren't even announced yet.

Smash was announced.

But the majority of Switch games for the second half was not.



drinkandswim said:
SpokenTruth said:

It's that hard when you are supposed to be the industries most well known video game retail sales analyst and you've studied quarterly sales trends for more than 20 years.

Extrapolating Q1 shipment figures by 4 and calling it a day is the laziest means of sales prediction ever.

I mean I agree it is lazy, but Smash and Pokémon weren't even announced yet.

He made the 8 million statement in August.

https://gamingbolt.com/nintendo-switch-wont-sell-20-million-units-this-year-it-will-sell-8-million-according-to-michael-pachter



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SpokenTruth said:
drinkandswim said:

I mean I agree it is lazy, but Smash and Pokémon weren't even announced yet.

He made the 8 million statement in August.

https://gamingbolt.com/nintendo-switch-wont-sell-20-million-units-this-year-it-will-sell-8-million-according-to-michael-pachter

Wow after E3 that's horrendous. 



SpokenTruth said:
drinkandswim said:

I mean I agree it is lazy, but Smash and Pokémon weren't even announced yet.

He made the 8 million statement in August.

https://gamingbolt.com/nintendo-switch-wont-sell-20-million-units-this-year-it-will-sell-8-million-according-to-michael-pachter

So wrong he had to upgrade his prediction by 5 million units just to seem not so trollish xD Even then, next financial quarter results will throw shades at him once again :P

(Congrats to your 5000th post btw !)



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18 Million. Now let's see who is a better analyst, the guy pulling numbers out of his ass or the guy who gets paid to make predictions



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SpokenTruth said:
drinkandswim said:

I mean I agree it is lazy, but Smash and Pokémon weren't even announced yet.

He made the 8 million statement in August.

https://gamingbolt.com/nintendo-switch-wont-sell-20-million-units-this-year-it-will-sell-8-million-according-to-michael-pachter

Pachter's goal must be to make comedians unemployed, because satire couldn't be any better. He talks about Switch being late this cycle and that Nintendo is a backward-looking company when Switch is actually a new cycle and Pachter himself is the one who doesn't get it. Of course he is trolling with that, because he knows how stupid it is what he said.

But he does it for news stories on video game websites, so it's all good. If he were a member on VGC, he'd just end up getting banned.



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Mar1217 said:
SpokenTruth said:

He made the 8 million statement in August.

https://gamingbolt.com/nintendo-switch-wont-sell-20-million-units-this-year-it-will-sell-8-million-according-to-michael-pachter

So wrong he had to upgrade his prediction by 5 million units just to seem not so trollish xD Even then, next financial quarter results will throw shades at him once again :P

(Congrats to your 5000th post btw !)

I've seen him make bad predictions before but this one takes it a whole new level.  And he gives himself and A+ for this prediction too.

 

Oh, nice.  5k.  Thanks.

 

RolStoppable said:
SpokenTruth said:

He made the 8 million statement in August.

https://gamingbolt.com/nintendo-switch-wont-sell-20-million-units-this-year-it-will-sell-8-million-according-to-michael-pachter

Pachter's goal must be to make comedians unemployed, because satire couldn't be any better. He talks about Switch being late this cycle and that Nintendo is a backward-looking company when Switch is actually a new cycle and Pachter himself is the one who doesn't get it. Of course he is trolling with that, because he knows how stupid it is what he said.

But he does it for news stories on video game websites, so it's all good. If he were a member on VGC, he'd just end up getting banned.

I've wondered before if the information he publicly provides and the information he provides in a professional capacity are at odds with each other.  Granted, it would be detrimental to Webush Morgan and himself to do so but the alternative is that he's just paid 6 figures to be wrong all the time.



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I think nothing will ever top his Netflix is worthless piece of crap made in 2005 by Michael Pachter, but that Elder Scrolls one, that one comes close