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Analyst: Nintendo sold 55,000 Wii U units in April

That's just in the U.S., but it's a far cry from the 205,000 Xbox 360 units Michael Pachter believes Microsoft sold.

By May 14, 2013


Analyst: Xbox One to cost $399, PlayStation 4 priced at $349

Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter based his estimates, in part, on the cost of materials for the speculated specifications for each console.

By June 3, 2013


Analyst: Expect sweeping console price cuts at E3

Microsoft and Sony both have new consoles coming, so price cuts make sense on existing models. Even the Wii U might get discounted, according to Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter.

By June 3, 2013


Analyst: Nintendo sold 55,000 Wii Us in March, 85,000 Wiis

If analyst's estimates are right, Nintendo's unit sales for the Wii U would be down 17 percent in the U.S. compared to the previous month, a massive blow to the company's hardware division.

By April 15, 2013


Game on: Sony won't block used games -- analyst

Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter argues that the issues related to blocking used games on the PlayStation 4 far outweigh the benefits, leaving Sony with no choice but to allow them.

By January 4, 2013


Wii U in February: 80,000 sold, analyst says

Nintendo likely had another abysmal month on U.S. store shelves, according to one analyst.

By March 12, 2013


Is multiplayer a threat to the gaming industry?

Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter says multiplayer can reduce overall game revenue because players spend too much time with those titles.

By July 11, 2012


Discless Xbox One would be amazing, but too radical a move for Microsoft

A discless Xbox One with a 1TB hard drive would be a leap for the console market. As with most of the bold moves Microsoft originally sets out to make, the game industry isn't ready.

By January 31, 2014


Grand Theft Auto V now at large amid billion-dollar expectations

The latest edition of the streetwise game has received rave reviews and could well be the biggest launch of the year.

By September 17, 2013


Netflix plans to change up its family streaming service

Users can currently only stream two devices at once, but the video service is looking to charge a little more for a four-device option. Could this be a precursor to cracking down on account sharing?

By April 22, 2013