Compare the predictions of analyst Michael Pachter made in 2013 with the reality

And was not very wrong-headed.

Michael Pachter, the popular analyst in the world of the videogame –today has given us a story very interesting-, you often make predictions several years ahead, and interestingly, tends not to wander as much as you think. Kotaku ‘ve wanted to try their arts analyst and has verified their predictions in 2013 with the reality.

About the million units of PS4 and One

Thus said Michael Pachter on PS4 and Xbox One in 2013

“we Believe that the new consoles from Sony and Microsoft will thrive over the next three years, with sales cumulative global 37.7 million consoles PlayStation 4 and 29 million Xbox One by the end of 2016.”

The reality of 2016

Though it cannot be considered a total success, the truth is that Pachter was not very wrong-headed, being until quite conservative in their predictions. The past 7 of December, Sony announced that it had sold 50 million consoles, the PlayStation 4, some impressive figures that very few analysts knew how to interpret at the beginning of the generation.

With regard to Xbox One, it seems that not missed too much, although Microsoft no longer offers any data or numbers on their consoles. Some media speak of between 25 and 26 million Xbox One sold, but there would be no real numbers beyond those provided by Blake Jorgensen of EA, which at the beginning of 2016 that he said he had sold 19 million consoles. Obviously, after the price decreases and the entry of Xbox One S, these figures would be very outdated.

About Wii U and its sales

Thus said Michael Pachter on Wii U in 2013

“you don’t expect Wii U to do so well, with what we forecast sales cumulative of less than 20 million units by 2016.”

The reality of 2016

In these boundaries, Pachter seems to have successful full. Nintendo has barely managed to sell 13 million machines, falling far behind its direct competitors and strengthened the analysis by Michael and his firm in 2013.

About the price of consoles from Sony and Microsoft

Thus said Michael Pachter about the price of PS4 and Xbox One in 2013

“we Expect that the prices of the consoles will decrease gradually over the next three years, with the price of the PS4 down in the united States for $ 399 at its launch at 299 by the end of 2016. With respect to Xbox One, will come down from $ 499 to $ 349 for 2016.”

The reality of 2016

Here, with the arrival of the model Slim and the input of PS4 Pro, Pachter did not know how to read the market well. Today, we find packs very cheap of different models. More beset has been the drop in price of Xbox One, which after various rebates and the entry of Xbox One’s, has reached even to be sold for 199 dollars/euros in some stores.

About the prices of games

Thus said Michael Pachter on the price of the games release for PS4 and Xbox One in 2013

“We hope that each release level of software is marked at $ 59.99 in the united States during the next few years.”

The reality of 2016

Obviously, the market has accepted consistently this price for a multitude of launches, even with external elements, such as the inflation in countries like the united States or even the costs of development and distribution -increasing-and, therefore, Pachter gets it right in this aspect.

About the end of Wii U

Thus said Michael Pachter on the cessation of the production of Wii U in 2013

“Finally, we expect Nintendo to continue producing the Wii U in 2016.”

The reality of 2016

The analyst gets it right, because Nintendo spoke of leave from to produce the home console last November after numerous rumors, as I discussed in your day.

Compare predictions of analyst Michael Pachter made in 2013 with the reality
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