CES 09 attendance to be 15-20% down, says Pachter

Tuesday, 6th January 2009 11:43 GMT By Mike


Speaking to, Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter says he expects attendance at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to be 15 to 20 percent down on last year.

“I expect it to be down 15 – 20% this year, but still crowded,” he said. “I cover Best Buy and Netflix, so am looking at streaming, consumer electronics, etc.”

Despite Pachter’s predictions, “Sony Computer Entertainment, Sony Online Entertainment, Microsoft, Activision Blizzard, Nyko, Capcom and probably many, many more will be at CES 2009,” writes Kotaku.

Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer and Sir Howard Stringer from Sony will both be headlining their respective company’s keynotes.

CES 09 is being held at Las Vegas Convention Centre from January 8 through 11.

By Mike Bowden



  1. Blerk

    Probably since they heard the rumour that the Microsoft keynote was going to be “totally boring”. :-D

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Syrok

    Pachter: Analyse everything.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Robo_1

    Be interesting to see if Sony use their keynote to announce the rumoured cutting of a major division! My bet is on either camera’s or their partnership with Ericsson going down the tubes.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Stringer’s list of topics looks even more boring than Ballmer’s!

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    Where’s the topic list?

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Blerk

    Here. Don’t get too excited. :-)

    #6 6 years ago

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