Chart-Track slaps Pachter over MW2 sales doubts

Thursday, 12th November 2009 10:49 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Chart-Track’s defended its 1.23 million day one UK sales figure for Modern Warfare 2 in the UK, following Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter casting doubt on the number last night.

“UK retailers have been at the forefront of electronic data capture for decades, which in turn allows us to capture daily sales from 99 per cent of retailers on our panel,” said CT director Dorian Bloch, talking to GI.

“That’s over 6000 retail outlets plus all the etailers – currently 25 different store fronts.”

Pachter told VG247 overnight that Broadpoint AmTech’s Ben Schachter’s day one estimate of 7 million units for MW2 was “very reasonable… if we accept that the UK figure is accurate. My guess is that it’s not.”

Pachter himself put the day one number at around 4 million. Hit the GI link for a fuller explanation of how Chart-Track arrived at its figure.



  1. jnms

    Chart-Track uses data-capture, meanwhile Pachter uses….data-guesses…

    The guy is a dick.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. DJ Deathstar

    Pachter doesn’t think it sold 1.23 million copies just like he thought Borderlands was sent to die!
    I think its a safer idea to assume the opposite of what he says, seems to work out that way!

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Heh heh – take that, Pachman! :-D

    #3 5 years ago

    Pach-man is just reluctant to believe the figures because he was saying that he doesn’t consider CoD to have the appeal of GTA, so it wouldn’t sell as well.

    What with this total mis-judgement and the Wii HD ‘slap down’, it’s not looking good for his predictive abilities.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Whizzo

    If there was any evidence required to show how much of a dick Pachter really is this is it!

    #5 5 years ago

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