Pachter: 360 outsold PS3 in the US last month

Monday, 12th May 2008 12:04 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter has just told videogaming247 that he expects Xbox 360 to have outsold PS3 in America last month, ahead of NPD data to be released this week.

The analyst said that his research note on the figures is to be released in approximately 45 minutes. Stay tuned, stat fans.



  1. Blerk

    He’s obviously still smarting from his ‘PS3 wins again!’ guesstimate last month. :-D

    #1 7 years ago
  2. pjmaybe

    Wish I could get paid as much as he does for talking utter cock month in, month out.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    Flipflop. He said in his last prediction that the PS3 was going to sell 500k in GTA month and the 360 would do 350k.

    Stick to the part of your job you’re good at Pachter.

    #3 7 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    His original April prediction is a couple of mins into this vid:

    #4 7 years ago
  5. Blerk

    So where is it, then?

    /taps watch

    #5 7 years ago
  6. patlike

    *stares at inbox*

    #6 7 years ago
  7. Blerk

    And why aren’t you covering the Sega/Platinum Games thing? :-D

    #7 7 years ago
  8. patlike

    I skipped it. There was nothing new on it. Does it mention Platinum stuff? Link?

    #8 7 years ago
  9. Blerk

    They’ve announced two new games are are about to announce a third. This little-know web site doesn’t have anything at all about it no siree not a thing.

    #9 7 years ago
  10. patlike

    Ah, yes. Tom just dropped me a link. Ta.

    #10 7 years ago
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    #11 7 years ago
  12. Psychotext

    No update?

    #12 7 years ago
  13. patlike

    Still nothing, no.

    #13 7 years ago
  14. Psychotext

    It would appear his timekeeping is as reliable as his predictions are.

    * zing *

    #14 7 years ago
  15. Blerk

    Has he changed his mind again? :-D

    #15 7 years ago
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    #16 7 years ago
  17. Psychotext

    So much for the 350k 360s and 500k PS3s. Putting my money where my mouth is, these were my predictions for the month:

    [WII] 604k
    [NDS] 540k
    [PS3] 344k
    [360] 324k
    [PSP] 232k
    [PS2] 196k

    #17 7 years ago
  18. patlike

    Just done another story. No idea what happened there.

    #18 7 years ago
  19. Tiger Walts

    Nice disclaimer.

    Pachter noted that Wedbush Morgan’s forecasts are based upon “a combination of channel checks, company press releases and intuition, with the greatest dependence upon intuition.”

    #19 7 years ago
  20. patlike

    That comes at the bottom of all the analyst notes, pretty much.

    #20 7 years ago
  21. Tiger Walts

    It does kind of say… “You’ve just wasted 5 minutes reading and contemplating all of the above because I’m just guessing. People tend to believe you more if you throw numbers at them.”

    #21 7 years ago
  22. Blerk

    I’ll be very much surprised if the PS3 outdid the 360 in April. Or May.

    #22 7 years ago

    Yeah, me too.

    #23 7 years ago
  24. Psychotext

    I think it did… but I don’t think there’s a lot in it. Time will tell how much the £25 difference between a 360 and PS3 makes in the US when dealing with GTA IV.

    #24 7 years ago
  25. Blerk

    Are the GTA stats actually included in April’s data, or did it come out after the cut-off date?

    #25 7 years ago
  26. Psychotext

    There’s about a week of GTA to be included.

    #26 7 years ago
  27. Blerk

    Is the difference between a PS3 and a 360 in the US really only £25?

    /shakes head

    #27 7 years ago
  28. Psychotext

    Yeah, that’s the 40gb PS3 vs the 20gb 360. $399 vs $349.

    #28 7 years ago
  29. Blerk

    Europe am cry.

    #29 7 years ago
  30. Sanderson1

    Hmm, looks like he pulled a flip flop again. Whoa, what happened to his 500k PS3 prediction early on? The margin is much closer as well. Anyhow this seems eerily similar to last month. Where he called it for the PS3 which turned out to be the incorrect, but decided he wanted to change his prediction mid-week hehe. I’m not sure what is going on with his predictions lately because they really are all over the place. CYA maybe the game of the day especially with his PS3 predictions since launch. I think even he is started to doubt it as well, which is saying a lot.

    #30 7 years ago
  31. Killerbee

    “Europe am cry”

    Indeed. Sadly the probable truth is that Sony would be treating us much, much more kindly if we (Europe as a whole, that is) were all buying Xbox 360s instead of PS3s.

    Re-reading this article – – barely a month after it was written has me once again nodding in agreement, but this time knowing that the worst fears and predicitons of a shafting on the MGS4 bundle all came true. :(

    #31 7 years ago

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