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Pachter believes Ubisoft delayed Watch Dogs due to crowded holiday schedule

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Michael Pachter is a figure who’s usually at odds with those who love Nintendo, since he typically has terrible predictions for the company. It’s his job to weigh in on the video game industry for investors, so while he may often be wrong, sometimes the things he says make a lot of sense. In a note released yesterday after Ubisoft announced delays to Watch Dogs and poor sales for new titles, Pachter says he believes the delay was caused by strong holiday competition.

“We believe that management was also concerned about the strong competition for wallet share Watch Dogs faced at the holidays from Grand Theft Auto V, Battlefield 4, and a new Call of Duty, among others.”

It’s not hard to see why Pachter believes this, Ubisoft’s own Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag was scheduled to release just a few short weeks before Watch Dogs. Both are open world action titles and sales of one could have cannibalized the other.

Despite the delays, Pachter believes that Ubisoft made the right decision.

“Given next-gen uncertainty and this very strong slate of competitors, we believe the two aforementioned delays were the right decision.”

How about you? Do you agree with Pachter for once? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Re4wii2008

    Why do we care what he says again? lol anyway it could be because of the crowded holiday schedule but I’m pretty sure it has more to do Assassins Creed 4 coming out the same timeframe?

    Edit 1: Also i kinda think its crazy how Super Mario 3D World is coming out the same day A Link Between Worlds Supposedly Mario Party Island Tour (If it hasn’t been delayed?) and the Xbox One!

    • Mickey Mouse

      Mario Party Island Tour is delayed until February.

      • Ice Climbers

        For Europe only. It still comes out on November 22 in North America.

  • Shota

    i dont like this guy one bit

    • Magnus Eriksson

      He is my hero <3 Long has he predicted the doom of Nintendo. Now everyone see he was right.

      • LopsidedPasta

        Obvious troll is obvious. Your own statement “Long has he predicted the doom of Nintendo” proves you’re wrong. He’s predicted it for years. It hasn’t happened at all. Good job of discrediting your own statement.

        • Merrfn

          • LopsidedPasta

            what

          • Merrfn

            ಠ_ಠ

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          If you follow Magnus, he does that often to rile people up. You just continue to fall into such traps. He always does that. Take a joke dude and don’t take it so serious. Lol.

          • steve

            he sounds like a dick head, with an awkward man titty cover up photo.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Well, I’m not one quick to judge. I’ve seen far worse over the net. Then again, I don’t take stuff too serious on the internet anyways. :P

          • Baum 「ツリー」

            You better don’t fuck with Magnus, dude. He’s a friggin’ viking! :D

          • Superstick98

            XD

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Truth is, when you retort back with hateful comments, you are no better than the troll that makes them. Two wrongs never make a right.

          • steve

            would you be nice to adolf hitler?, sometimes the person that was a prick needs to be told that they are a prick

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I don’t think a dude like Magnus can’t be compared to Adolf Hitler. Lol. Hitler was poor excuse for a human being that hated anyone who wasn’t part of the Aryan race. I don’t think Magnus compares to someone of such character.

            You take things out of context and are taking this a little too serious to me. Lol. It’s the internet dude, you can call people pricks if you like, but what do you honestly get out of it? They won’t care what you think of them in truth, so why waste your time? Save your time and energy on such comments. Less you respond to them, the better. Trolls exist because a lot of people are easily angered and can’t help but respond back. Just don’t be one of those people.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Im actually a dedicated antifascist.

          • steve

            hitler was briliant, sick but briliant, regardless hes a d bag and i wanted him to know it, and i really needed to say something about that awkward ass picture. lol

          • Nintenjoe82

            This site is so easy to upset fanboys on that it’s the place where trolls go for relaxation time after a hard day of no feeding.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            In truth, trolls only exist in such numbers is because fanboys can’t learn to ignore and move along. The less attention they get, the better. They also cause fanboys to see anything that is negative as trolling. So even if you give honest criticism where its due, you are now a troll. Which is a shame, but I don’t fully blame trolls since people should know the differences between the two.

            Fanboys are quick to judge and most of them need to learn what trolling is, but more so, to learn to ignore.

          • Arthur Jarret

            I don’t think the guys that went into Germany to call Adolf a prick survived that encounter…

            Sometimes it’s better not to say anything.

          • iamserious

            Bullsh*t!

          • steve

            ya if you are gunna call him a prick you better have an army, the us army ;)

          • Magnus Eriksson

            actually the russian.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            You compare me to Adolf Hitler? Good luck for you that you are on the internet :D

          • steve

            i didnt compare you to adolf hitler, i was over dramatizing a point, basically people that are dicks for no reason other than self satisfaction deserve a wake up call, and i happen to be holding the phone (‘_` ) t

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Would you call yourself a dick?

          • Magnus Eriksson

            actually you did. That was excactly what you did there.

          • Arthur Jarret

            Adolf was an enigmatic, brilliant politician – able to go from enthralling a country as a chosen official to rally an entire nation to war while elevating himself to absolute power.

            If you discount the crazy jew hunt and torture camps, it’s a compliment.

          • steve

            im actually referring to what he said about “trolls” he basically said dont be a jerk to another person being a jerk. so i said would you be nice to adolf hitler (a jerk), you simply want attention on this site but you act like a kid stirring shit up so someone will notice you.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            And that kid are you :)

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Would say Im better than that guy, but hey, im not objective in that matter.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            That awkward man is me. And you know you wouldnt say that to me if we met. People like you are the ones who kiss ass in real life. But get tough on the internet :)

          • steve

            i know its you why else would u have a guy trying to look tough while covering obvious ta tas

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Guess thats the reason why you dont have a picture at all? Anyway, thank you for your interest in my body, and your desire to speak about me. Im flattered :)

            and yes, iam quite tough. dont have to act :)

          • steve

            i just made this account yesterday, so i have no picture and i have a facebook if people want to see my face on the internet ,on wiiu daily i see no point. i mean are you hopeing for a cheap date? lol and put on some muscle if your going for “tough”

          • Magnus Eriksson

            You made this account only to call people dicks?

          • steve

            i made this account to raise awareness of your gay photo

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Does it turn you on? You are the one who talks about dicks :)

          • LopsidedPasta

            I didn’t get angry and rage. I did not get riled up. I won, he lost

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Exactly. It’s just a joke of a comment. That was basically the point of it. Lol. Can’t win something that was never a battle. :P

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Nah, I actually dont feel like I lost. But you are correct, its good that you dont lose your temper over trivia.

          • ScrewAttack

            To be frank, I don’t come here to read shit stirring from trolls regardless of how funny they think they are. It’s quite pathetic and rather childish.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Well, I guess that’s your own opinion on it. Personally and to be frank about it, I don’t mind it, cause I never take them that serious. They’re not going to go away no matter which site you visit. Gonna have to tolerate them, and I don’t think confronting them with hate is going to make them leave. Lol.

            Childish? Maybe, but then again, so is human nature.

          • ScrewAttack

            That’s fair enough if it doesn’t annoy you. But you know, I’m so sick of reading the same mindless BS from the same mindless troll day after day. I come here to enjoy my Nintendo addiction and have a friendly chats about the games with like-minded individuals, and this guy just shits all over it because he thinks he’s funny.

            No it’s true, trolls are parasites that’ll live off whatever you send their way. But you know what? Why does he deserve to even post on here if this is all he’s ever going to post? He should be banned like the rest of them, but apparently posting it in an indirectly offensive way gets him off scott-free. Wouldn’t you rather be able to have a discussion like this without random spiteful injections from people like him?

            NB: Human nature is only as childish as you make it. I’m not perfect but, all the same, rise above and reject them for the pathetic stains on the social economy that they are.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I’m not against that. They should be rightfully banned. Though I have to ask this question. How about the crazy Nintendo fanboys who disrespect those who are neutral like myself or anyone other individual who is capable of keeping a debate or argument at a mature level? Should they be banned too? Or do you think it’s okay for them to have a pass? I’m not accusing you of anything, I just want your honest opinion on that.

            Don’t you think that even the fanboys are just as much trolls for trying to attack the wrong people on his website? I think people like myself are fine here as long as we are keeping it civil at least I feel I have as I can’t speak for everyone. Do you think people like myself should be banned just because some crazy fanboys can’t keep their composure? If anything, I think trolls and the fanboys who do just as much trolling should be ousted too.

            I like it here as well and I like that there are fans that I can get along with, considering I am an old school one that does see hope for Nintendo well into the future.

            True story. We are only as childish as we make it to be, but I kinda have to say that human beings have been childish since they first walked this earth.I don’t think much is going to change on that one. You do make strong points so I can’t argue with them.

          • ScrewAttack

            Almost lost your reply in all this crap! Trolls are trolls regardless of their colours- I’ll go to xbox/sony sites and have a chat about their consoles without spouting how inferior they are to Wii U, just like I wouldn’t slate them the same here. Boot all the trolls….the internet would suddenly get rather empty :p
            Nope, and I’ve never said it.

            Always will be I guess. The people on here are a fairly representative chunk of the real world population, a mix of normals, crazies and arseholes. Crazies probably wouldn’t be so bad if the arseholes weren’t always antagonising them, but then they love themselves so much and find themselves so hilarious…

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            No offense, but that’s a load of crap and you know it. :P

            There is no such thing as normal in this world. If people are honestly crazies which I consider fanboys, then they are just as guilty as the trolls.

            I asked you should those who are neutral on this site be off this site too? If a crazy which I’m guessing you’re talking about fanboys is attacking someone over a fair opinion then that just makes them a troll as well. Kinda makes them arseholes too doesn’t it?

            As for trolls, sorry dude, but do you really think getting rid of all trolls on a website is going to stop them? You may get rid of the ones on here now, but how many do you think will come back? I’m sure a fair number will just make a new account with another IP or new visiting trolls will just join in here too. So when thinking about that, I don’t see what you’re saying is going to work, because you get rid of one, more will just continue to come here. I see that a lot of Sony and Xbox websites too. Even admins know on here that it’s a lost battle to even throw them all out, otherwise I think they would have by now.

            In my fair opinion, if people want trolls gone, then the crazies perhaps should try to be “normal”(whatever that is in this world) and ignore their crap. Then maybe, just maybe they will stop posting here so much. I hate trolls just as much as you do dude, trust me. However, I know that responding to them out of hate isn’t going to make them leave it just gives them a reason to stay. You’re entitled to believe what you wish, but I don’t see how what you said will even work. :P

            P.S. Yeah, long reply, which means I have plenty to say. Sorry. :)

          • Magnus Eriksson

            That comment is even more pathetic and childish :)

          • ScrewAttack

            lol. Like the comments of a troll are worth anything more than disdain. What you do is pathetic man, why waste your time coming here and just irritating others? Have you nothing better to do?

          • Magnus Eriksson

            No, what you do is pathetic. You shouldnt get upset so easy, at least not over something so trivial as my comment. Its not hateful or anything, its a joke. But what you should get upset over is all the hate and namecalling on this page. But you are not a that big man. Instead you scream a long the choir, thats the easy thing to do. AND THATS MY FRIEND IS PATHETIC FOR REAL.

          • ScrewAttack

            I’m not upset, I don’t fall for trolls, but I AM sick of reading your shit day-in day-out. It’s amazing that you even believe your own shit- jokes are funny, you’re simply here to stir shit and nothing else. Funny how all these “screaming people” are all screaming at you, huh? Whatever, the problem starts and ends with you and one day you’ll be gone. Me, I’m not screaming, I’m just politely telling you to go fuck yourself.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            So dont read it then. You are clearly upset to. You might have it better off the internet when you cant handle it without calling people stuff and the like. Its not trolls that destroys internet you know, its people like you :)

          • ScrewAttack

            Oh please, go fondle your moobs elsewhere you bottom feeder.

          • iamserious

            It’s called being a troll no?

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I think he’s admitted to being one. However, I’ve seen far worse trolls over the net than him. I don’t mind them that much cause if you feel they talk crap, then let them be and move on. If you confront them and attack them back with insults, you become one yourself. Which is why it’s better to be mature about it or just move on.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Obvious sarcasm is obvious.

      • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

        And by right you mean wrong…correct?

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          That was the joke. Lol. Though, I have to agree with Patcher on this one. It is a crowded holiday season coming up.

          • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

            That part I do not disagree with but I think this game was more anticipated than AC4 or CoD: Ghosts and many other holiday titles. It just seems stupid to pull a new IP in a gaming world of crowded sequels where gamers want something fresh.

          • Ice Climbers

            See: Wonderful 101’s poor sales.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          If you ask me what I think about “analysts” like Patcher I will be honest. Their “predictions” affect the way media writes about products and that will affect how people will recept them. This guy probably gets a pay check from Microsoft or Sony to slander rivaling products in the media. I have no respect for people like that. Its a dishonest business.

      • Micheal Pachter

        Hello my beloved fan!!

      • steve

        why do you post on wii u daily so much?

        • Magnus Eriksson

          You call me dickhead and compare me with Adolf Hitler and now you want an answer? Nah, you dont get one :)

          • steve

            i ask because you dont like nintendo apparently, yet you comment on every post!

          • Magnus Eriksson

            I like Nintendo, yes. I had every console from Nintendo besides Virtual Boy and 3ds. But im not a fanboy who go bananas just because people aint cheering on a failing product. And you didnt answer my question. Do you consider yourself a dick? Because for some reason you thought you were in your full right to call me one, for no good reason either. Are you a regular dick Steve? Or a dick in white shiny armor who rides in on your horse and attacking one person everyone else attacks? Are you proud of yourself?

      • Yousif Alromaithi

        Man Magnus u are funny sometimes.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          I try to be. Good that you chose to see it that way and not going crazy over nothing :)

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            I did not go crazy but I am saying that don’t be Micheal Patcher. Anyways sometimes fan boys say something bad but they do not mean it so don’t take it personal okay.

      • Nintenjoe82

        actually, I think you’ll find he predicted 12 million Wii Us sold in the first 12 months and the day he made that prediction was the day the Wii U sales jumped off a cliff.

        By predicted, I meant he reiterated what Iwata said.

    • Jack5221

      He reminds me of Meg, from Family Guy.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Shut up, Meg.

    • LopsidedPasta

      He could be right about this one though. There ARE a lot of holiday games this year

    • Micheal Pachter

      I don’t like you either

    • ZeldaFan86

      I’m with you on that.

  • Adam

    This guy is wrong a lot more than he is right, and when he is right a baby could have predicted what he did.

    • Micheal Pachter

      I am right on this! Trust me!!

      • Nintedward

        The man who was so adamant that the PS Vita would ”Crush” the 3DS lol!!!!!
        And your reason for believing that was because the PS vita was more powerful. Pachter has the mind of a 15 year old graphics fanboy noob.

        • Majora’s Mask

          whats a Vita? lol

          • Nintedward

            That thing that people say is worth buying because the best game on it is a slightly enhanced PS2 game, Persona 4 golden….

          • Majora’s Mask

            the vita though will have better sales when ps4 launches cause gaikai its a pretty promesing feature but a copycat of wii u

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Wii U is basically a tablet more than a controller. Call it a hybrid in this case. How is that not copycatting? I’ll agree that Vita will be a copycat, however, both of them are copycatting PC tablets. Only difference being that Wii U isn’t multitouch. In any industry, copycatting is a norm.

          • Quicksilver88

            Umm no not unless you can show me a tablet with dual sticks and shoulder buttons and Nintendo games on it….

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            You obviously misread. I called it a hybrid. Which means is partly a tablet. So you’re saying they get a pass because they took a tablet,added control sticks to it and shoulder buttons? Be real dude. Either way, copycatting is copycatting. Let’s not stop there, DS and 3DS aren’t that any better. PDA’s have been around before those two handhelds, which used a stylus and touchscreen. Just as Sony is guilty of copycatting, so is Nintendo.

            Truth is, that’s how the business world is. When someone sees success in one new innovative device, there’s hundreds are companies out there to cash in on it. Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony are all the same. I don’t play favorites.

          • LightupmyLife

            Don’t waste your time bro. Youre on a site that’s filled up with mostly fanboys than fans. You can speak the truth all you like but they will just be blind fans who can’t take fair criticism. I see it on websites that have PS3 and 360 news to. Truth is their not interested in the facts and all they want is to be lied to and that Nintendo “never” does anything wrong. I think you’r cool that you don’t attack fanboys back with hate. Major props to you bro. I have a Wii U, PS3 and 360 and gettin a ps4 soon. Wii U is good too but i do agree with you that it doesnt have enough to offer yet so youre probably right about waiting. Keep up the good work bro.

          • iamserious

            No nintendo MAYBE copied itself but that’s it. 3DS ??

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I take it you never saw a PDA before huh? Lol. I’d suggest doing research and maybe you’ll see several similarities. Wii U’s Gamepad is pretty much a tablet added with dual sticks and shoulder buttons along with motion controls. All they did was take the idea of a PC tablet, which has multitouch(Wii U gamepad only has single touch mind you) and decided to put extra features on it and try to pass it off as brand new. Sorry, that isn’t very new. All those features are in current technology.

            3DS has a touchscreen and uses a stylus as well(like PDA’s before it). The comment still holds true. Only thing that’s different about the 3DS is the 3D slider to adust 3D images and very few use it as I heard. Why else do you think they made the 2DS?

          • iamserious

            Original and innovative are two different things. It is very hard for any company to be truly original. Nintendo has been very innovative though. Nobody is willing to pay for virtual reality type gaming yet so either go with innovation or increase specs. Nintendo does not have the ability to stay competitive on the horse power front but they do innovate. The Nintendo DS (and 3DS) is innovative. The Wii Mote and Nun-chuk controller is innovative. The Wii U gamepad is innovative. Nintendo tries to innovate or change how you game and I think they are doing a decent job. PDA’s and tablets may have had an influence but everything is influenced by something these days because originality is very hard to accomplish now. I’m pretty sure Nintendo decided to expand the DS experience (multi screen) to their home console.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            That’s my point. They aren’t original, and neither are their competitors. I think most fans are under the impression that they are. I never mentioned innovation because that’s a subjective topic and it varies from person to person. Yes, I will agree that they decided to bring the DS experience to the Wii U, but the controller is influenced by PC tablets of today. It’s not me saying it’s bad, just stating that it’s not original.

            As for innovation, I have used the gamepad on and off at gamestop, I wasn’t too fond of it, but I have no issues if people like it. Power to them. When I do get a Wii U(a few years down the line most likely), I’ll most likely use the Pro Controller, though might give the gamepad another go depending on the game. I guess I like the tradition controller and not really a fan of touchscreen nor motion controls.

          • TheHZ

            Erhm, why do state tablets/PDAs so much?

            “They did however use tech that was already current”

            Well of course they did! But that has nothing to do with copycatting.

            You know tablets themselves didn’t use any new tech! Touchscreens? Been there before! Wifi, Bluetooth, Apps? Been there before! So in your logic smartphones, tablets Computers, everything is just copycat since all of them since ever always just used technology that was already there and upgraded those and made new combinations of technologies…

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I just think you take things out of context, or the fact that I’m not favoring Nintendo here. With any tech, there is always one that started it off, and then the rest cash in on it as per usual. How is that hard for you to understand? Lol. That is logical,sorry you can’t see that.

          • TheHZ

            So now suddenly you’re disagreeing on what you said before? lol!
            You called it “copycatting” because they used existing technology in a new context.
            I’m just stating that this is done everywhere and in this logic every new thing is a “copycat”.
            So either you agree on that or you disagree on your own argument! That is logic, sorry if you don’t get it ^^

            I don’t think it’s bad to use existing technologies in new products. But since the term “copycat” has a negative touch, i would prefer using it not for every new product but just for those which actually copy another device in terms of purpose and main usage.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I said you take what I said out of context. Difference dude, lol. You clearly misread what I say each time. Though, I’m not here to argue over something trivial so I’ll let that part go.

            I never said it was bad to use existing tech, but it’s not original. That was my whole point. That should clear it up for you. If not, well then that’s a personal problem.

          • TheHZ

            Yeah, you know i never claimed you were saying “it was bad” please read before answering…
            All I did was arguing why i dislike the term copycat here. I totally agreed on that it’s normal to use existing tech and put it into new devices.

            You are clearly trying to troll here, by calling something a copycat, then saying hey that’s not bad since by copycat you just mean not original, but then refuse to agree that under this new definition of yours almost every new device is a copycat…

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I did read. Lol. Though, you make it sound like it’s bad, at least from where I read. So it’s a fair assumption. Thanks for clearing it up, though.

            As for trolling. Nah, a troll is far worse than I dude. You don’t see me calling the Wii U crap and going all retarded in caps. If you want a good example of that, then Springer85 is your man. I just debate and tell it like I see it. You don’t have to see what I see and that’s fine, you’re entitled to believe what you feel is right. Being neutral or middle ground in conversations isn’t trolling. I think the trolls that do roam this site gave you a poor perception of that, but I digress.

            Also, a new device is only a copycat if it uses technology that is too similar. Are you saying that a Wii U gamepad doesn’t look a lot like and has pc tablet features? Or that 3DS and DS are similar to PDAs? It’s not hard to pinpoint the similarities. I just think you’re trying to put words in my mouth. Like I said, that’s the world of business. Where one person creates something unique, there will be companies that will use parts of their tech for another device.

            Point being, no is trolling you. Lol. You either don’t like what I have to say or don’t understand the concept of a debate/argument. Let’s be mature here and quit troll accusations. I say that’s a fair compromise.

          • TheHZ

            yeah what soever, i really disagree that the gamepad and tablets are very similar. The only similarity i can see is the use of a touchscreen. Their purposes are way different.
            From my point of view a device should only be called a copy when it’s really that similar in use that it makes a potential buyer of one of the devices think about buying the other one instead.

            But i just don’t see someone going into an electronics store with the intention to buy a tablet and leave the store with a WiiU or vice versa. The two of them are just too different.

            The common element is a touch screen which is even not totally the same. You just stated before tablets usually have capacitive multitouch while the gamepad has a resistive single touch screen.

            This difference is not just a coincidence but because they serve different purposes.

            So even that common component which could lead to the impression of a copy is not really the same.

            So i don’t see the “copying”.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Well, that’s basically it. I see it, you don’t. I’ll leave it at that. No hard feelings.

          • Ryushi

            Okay, hold on. You’re saying that Nintendo copied PDAs? At this rate we might as well say everything that uses [and used] a screen copied the original television while we’re at it! And, in-case you didn’t notice the first PDA came out in the 90s’, the original Gameboy came out in 1989, practically worldwide launched.

            Either way, Nintendo may have had some ideas “copy-catted” from other companies, like a gaming stick. Big whoop. Nintendo’s hardly guilty of this at all, really.
            Styluses. . . really? You’re going to accuse Nintendo of copy-catting another company because of styluses . . . ?

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            No one said anything about accusing. Lol. Calm down there tiger. They did however use tech that was already current. That is a fact. I just think you give Nintendo too much credit. I call it like I see it. Also, what does a Gameboy and PDA’s have in common? Nothing, cause a gameboy doesn’t have features of one. Was it touchscreen? No, it wasn’t. Thank you for proving my point.

            I don’t act like Nintendo isn’t untouchable. I call them all out. Just like Sony and Microsoft. So what’s your point? Are you like every other Nintendo fan who thinks they aren’t guilty of copying? Come now, sounds to me you don’t want Nintendo being mentioned at all. Let’s be real here.

            Also, I said that the current tech of the Nintendo DS and 3DS can be found in PDAs. That is a fact. It’s too much of a coincidence to think they didn’t make the DS and 3DS touchscreen features after those devices. I’m not defending any company. If you noticed, I’m accusing all companies of this, that includes their rivals, so I don’t see what your problem is. Lol. They all do the same thing. Also, if it was a “big whoop” to you, then this comment shouldn’t be a concern to you, correct? I love Nintendo as they are part of my childhood, but I won’t act like they aren’t guilty of anything.

          • TheHZ

            Stupidiest thing ever.
            So then tablets are copy catting because they use screens and TVs also used screens even before tablets did.

            Is having a touchscreen everything you connect with a tablet?

            A tablet is for various uses with a big part of it being the outdoor/on_the_way use. It works for it self!

            The WiiU gamepad doesn’t, it only works with the WiiU, because it’s not a tablet with added buttons!

            It’s in no way a good substitude for a tablet, its different device for a different purpose.

            Copycat is a term used for things that copy the purpose and functionality of another device, and not a device that uses a similar component than another one.

            Or was the first bicycle a copycat of a wooden table, since both were made from wood?

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Stupidest thing ever? Or just don’t like it when someone calls out Nintendo for doing the exact same things?

            Yes, Wii U Gamepad is for the Wii U. However, it’s uses and the fact that it’s touchscreen means that it’s all too similar to iPads and even Android tablets of it’s generation. Of course they have different uses, but the functions are not much different. Only differences is that they work for different purposes.

            You make it sound like it’s a bad thing that Nintendo is copying current tech. Sony and Microsoft have done it too. No one gets a pass here, and certainly not Nintendo. You can call it stupid if you wish, but it doesn’t change the reality of the situation. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter because that’s the way of the world of business. Argue about it if you like, but it won’t change anything. Lol. That’s as far as I go with this discussion. Have a good day.

          • Quicksilver88

            I agree in that I buy and support all systems….maybe have a little extra love for Nintnedo because of their longer history and number of great franchises…..still since PS1 Imhave surely spent more time gaming on $ony than Nintendo. Yes Nintendo did copy or integrate a tablet but who had thought to do that so far and mixing a standard analogue control set with a tablet is an evolution of the tablet concept. I like the gamepads design and personally get a lot out of OffTV but will willingly admit the gamepad has been far from maximized and hope for much more in the future as it is a very featureful controller.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Even if Vita sells bad, its still a more interesting product than the WiiU. Thats kind of sad.

          • iamserious

            Lol why are you here? You seem to have such an agenda against Nintendo.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            No, it is sad that it so. I dont mean it should, therefore the SAD.

          • Justagamer

            Vita is a failure..

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Yeah, it maybe is. And thats the sad part… Did you ever compared WiiU commercials with 3DS commercial? I think its really sad to see a console failing just because the company doesnt believe in it self. Now compare to Vita. Even if its failing, SONY still fights for it. There is commercials for it everywhere, but noone for WiiU. You must agree that it is sad?

          • Justagamer

            No not really because at the end of the day nintendo is still the better company

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            That’s subjective, but you’re entitled to your opinion.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            A lot can be said about the Wii U as well. It goes both ways. Both are struggling.

          • ezquimacore

            dude…

          • Majora’s Mask

            dont mix pc and console they re not the same industry

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            When it comes to gaming. They indeed are. Only difference is that PC isn’t a true gaming machine. If you know what I mean by that.

          • Majora’s Mask

            its a multimedia machine but you cant compare console to pc gaming pc is way out of the consoles league

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Multimedia machine means it isn’t a true gaming machine, that’s my point. To be fair, Sony and Microsoft do make multimedia machines too, so they do try to be more PC. PC’s biggest advantage is the fact that it’s open source, which is where the comparison stops.

            I PC game myself, but I wouldn’t call it superior in any way because it has it’s fair share of problems as well. Sure I can compare them. Depends on what exactly I’m comparing.

            When it comes to gaming, I prefer console because I love to see how far developers can push the hardware. With PC it’s a bit boring in that regard. You can easily just upgrade it each year if you wish just to have the best hardware out there. I love all forms of gaming, but console gaming to me has more advantages. :P

          • Majora’s Mask

            fair enough but expect nintendo i dont see sony and microsoft being superior with consoles i just pick up a pc controller from them and boom my pc is a 360 and has better graphics and runs better with less glitches and at the convience of my pc doing other things as well like skype or downloading movies or see something at the internet real fast

          • Justagamer

            It has nothing on Wii U and to play games like that they have to pay another 200 dollars but with Wii U it comes with the console

          • Majora’s Mask

            but the consoles weaker with ps4 you re only getting something better

          • Justagamer

            Id rather have wii u over vita

          • Majora’s Mask

            i dont like the vita i just its better than the wii u gamepwd to features

          • Justagamer

            True but the If i want better looking games i have my PC Wii U is best for their first party games and third party i have my PC ..Now i will get a ps4 at some point but 400 does not warrent the price

          • Majora’s Mask

            i am talking about gaikai dont be off topic

          • Justagamer

            Wii U Is still awesome..Just saying

          • Majora’s Mask

            you telling me? i bought on day one and just threw my money a the store i went to my home as fast as i could to be the first person in the world to open it i dont know if i am but i am surely of the first since Greece is later than America in hours expect someone from Asia did it first

          • John Andalora

            Gaikai is a rip-off?

            So the Wii U can stream all my games that I bought on all other consoles and play it on a mobile device?

          • Majora’s Mask

            No but the basic idea was to stream ps4 games on vita the other features is the explanation so as not to get sued by nintendo so yes it is a rip off much like psmove not exactly a wii remote but the basic idea is

          • John Andalora

            1) The first cross between handheld and console came from the PSP and the PS3 in Remote Play, where you could access files from the PS3 and play some games on the PSP. That started in 2006. If anything, the Wii U is ripping of the PS3 and PSP compatibility.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_Play

            2) One of Gaikai’s biggest jobs is to allow for the PS4 to stream PS3, PS2, PS1, and PS mobile games to the PS4 for the ultimate in backwards compatibility. The streaming to Vita is just a bonus.

            3) Watch this video, particularly from 1:00-2:00.

            http://www.insidegamingdaily.com/2013/09/12/can-the-ps4-stream-to-the-vita-anywhere/

            Notice the happy woman who is taking her game from the PS4 in her living room on the Vita in the Cafeteria at school.

            Clearly that is something you CAN’T do with the Wii U. This is something new and original that you can only do with these two consoles.

          • Majora’s Mask

            i know but i am a nintendo fanboy so i have to tell otherwise the ideas cool but nothing we havent seen it in action and the vita isnt powerfull enough for some things

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Least you admit to being one. So you feel it’s your duty to defend Nintendo no matter how wrong they can be? That’s very odd to me, but in my case it pays to be neutral.

          • Majora’s Mask

            not exactly a duty but i do want to make nintendo seem better than sony i am a pc gamer so expect a wii u i dont need no other consoles and i am really looking forward for the steambox and steamOS

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I would agree with you on Steambox except with the recent news that it needs your PC to run efficiently, so that doesn’t sound good to me. Of course it’s just rumors so I’ll reserve full judgment later. I am looking forward to the Steam OS as I want to start investing in Linux based operating systems since I’m going into web development. I think in the end, I’ll have a PS4, Wii U, Xbox One to go along with PC. I just like a bit of everything. I have no hate for the Wii U, just not willing to invest in it right now.

          • Majora’s Mask

            seriously an xbox one? i dont want to judge but i dont see any promise with it mostly because i ll be melting with cod ghosts

          • John Andalora

            See, that’s part of the streaming: To take the work off the Vita and get the internet to be able to stream in that extra power that the Ps Vita might not be able to handle.

          • TheHZ

            Not that it matters, but you should have your facts straight…
            First was Gameboy advance to Gamecube connection, which was before ps3 psp

          • John Andalora

            True, but remember that that wasn’t remote play like playing the games off the TV (which is what we’re discussing). The GBA connections involved controlling the game on the TV in some other manner, like Pokemon or Wind Waker. It wasn’t going so far as playing the games from the home console on the handheld console.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Exactly. They aren’t the same concept. Gamecube and gba connectivity wasn’t the first play gameboy games on screen, that was the super gameboy if i remember correctly on SNES.

          • TheHZ

            But gba ngc connection was different from just playing the gba on a tv screen like supergameboy. and super gameboy btw was just a cartridge, there was no actual gameboy involved, so i wouldn’t count that into the same idea of connectivity anyway.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Fair enough. However, remote play and playing on the tv aren’t the exact same things.

          • TheHZ

            well i must admit i didn’t exactly read to what you had answered to.

            In this way psp ps3 was first yes. sorry

          • John Andalora

            No worries.
            I’ve done the same thing.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Remote play and gamecube and gba connectivity aren’t the same. He got his facts straight. I think you misread or are misinformed. No offense.

          • Arthur Jarret

            PS move works much better than a wii-mote… even with motion+. Too bad no good games are available for it outside some lightgun games,… they should’ve just released a guncon3 in my opinion…

            Although it’s good, drunken fun to swing that 70s moodlight around: Groovy, baby!

            Why has no-one made an Austin Powers game for move yet?

          • Majora’s Mask

            ps move isnt better than wii the wii remote was a controller not a stic to wave

          • Arthur Jarret

            The move is a controller too… AND a stick to wave, just like the wii remote… the combination with a camera could allow for some great games to happen, so it’s sad those never materialized.

          • Majora’s Mask

            you re off topic

          • Arthur Jarret

            Hey, that ps2 game was never released in europe… so for us euros it’s worth buying? (Love the series and will get a vita when I found a good deal or used one – I already have a ton of games for it due to cross-buy)

          • Nintedward

            I might get a Vita soon, but it needs to get some more compelling software before I do so.
            I saw a ridiculously good deal advertised on UK TV , £139:99 with 2 games (including Killzone mercenary) and an 8GB card.
            That’s ridiculously cheap, I’m very very tempted to buy it.

            http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Search/searchTerms/9387762.htm#pdpPromotions?tag=ar:cat:psvita:banner:0:promopsvitabundle

            Scroll down to offer 3. Ps vita , 8GB card, Killzone Mercenary , Virtua tennis all for 139:99. Should be 199:99.

            I litteraly might order it right now… too good of an offer.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            I think I will sell my Wii U and upgrade to this. Thanks for the tip bro! :)

          • Nintedward

            Do they have Argos in the North pole?
            :P

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Hahaha :D

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Get the vita it is awesome I do have one.

          • Arthur Jarret

            I was really tempted by Killzone Mercenary pack as well… but, like the 3DS bundles, it’s a digital release – so as a collector that held me back.

            Tearaway looks great, though… that combined with Uncharted Golden Abyss, P4, Soul eater – and already owning lots of PSN titles and games like Sly 4 and PS allstars by cross-buy, it’s a big temptation.

            However, I’ll first spend my money on a new kitchen (having a good oven to cook while gaming, and a dishwasher to clean up while gaming is vital for me), then a 3D beamer… by that time it might be more tempting to get a PS4…

          • D Moness

            Persona 4 was released in europe for the ps2 march 13 2009. I own it and love it. Not as much as I love persona 3 though

          • Arthur Jarret

            It was? I’ve never found or seen it, and couldn’t find any info on it. Even some (Store) websites mentioned P4 was on Vita for the first time in europe… hm, worth tracking down then, if only to have all persona games on the same platform.

          • The Clockwork Being

            I’ll be getting a Vita after my 3DS. Mostly for RPGs too like Persona 4, Persona 5(on mostly every console I own and comes on) Ys: Memories of Celceta, Valhalla Knights 3, Ragnorok Odessey and other non RPG games. Problem is that some of the games I want aren’t here in NA.

          • Arthur Jarret

            You don’t have a 3DS yet? Man, you’re missing out!
            Still doesn’t make a dent in the sheer amount of DS games I own, but there sure are some great games for it.

          • TheAquacharger

            You know one of the strong standing rumors is that P5 is to be a 3DS game since at the 3DS announcement Atlus announced SMT, SMT Remake, EO, and Persona. It turned out to be SMT IV, Soul Hackers, EOIV and ?. No one knows if the Persona is supposed to be a spin off, or 5( but it’s been confirmed that the 3DS persona game is still coming).

          • John Andalora

            Now hold on there mister.
            Believe it or not, I like the Vita. A lot.

            In particular, I like the indies. It’s got a lot of indies. And being able to take them on the go is all the sweeter.

            And I think that the best game for it is Gravity Rush, a rather unique and original game involving controlling your own gravity to fight monsters. Don’t get me wrong, Persona 4 Golden is great (I never played the original), but Gravity Rush is that new thing that really shows off the power of the console.

            Just my 2 cents.

          • Nintedward

            I like the Vita to! It’s an exceptional piece of hardware. But what it needs is more compelling exclusives , like Killzone.
            I have a 3DS and it has amazing, exclusive content coming out of its arse. So much so, that I really don’t need another handheld.

            Like I said in my comment above though, I might pick one up from Argos on a limited offer of £139:99 with Killzone,,Vtennis and an 8gb card.

          • Justagamer

            I sold mine after a few months..in less more games are made it will die as did the move

          • John Andalora

            I certainly don’t think it’s in the best position ever, but the whole “it will die” argument is kind of calling the kettle black.

            Because I can’t think of ANY OTHER CONSOLE that is having issues with a lack of games and low sales… Especially not the Wii U.

          • Justagamer

            Well i still trust in wii u and it is starting to do better now and the sales from last month prove it

          • John Andalora

            Sales got better from Wind Waker HD.
            And people think Persona 4 Golden is a cheap remake…

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Gotta love the logic, huh?

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I don’t think one game is going to make Wii U better. Trusting in it is good, but I think we should all think logically here and not jump to conclusions on one game. Let the holiday season be th deciding factor.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          I think a lot of people don’t realize that he’s paid to do this. It causes a media circus and fans and fanboys buy right into it which makes them money. Of course he’s going to say stuff that people hate, controversy sells.

        • brian murphy

          the vita should be crushing the 3ds but thats sony’s fault you can have the baddest console on the planet but if you dont have the games its just a paper weight

      • Adam

        If you advised my portfolio I’d be in debt. I don’t even know how that would be possible

      • david jarman

        You look like you slept in your office…

        • LightupmyLife

          I think thats how he does his predictions.

      • LightupmyLife

        I wont trust a man who looks like he drank to much.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          You dont trust Iwata then?

          • LightupmyLife

            I dont know the guy to know if he drinks lol. I was joking.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Me too

      • Michael Pachter

        WHO ARE YOU?!

      • Justagamer

        Yeah you said the same about 3ds and look what happened to the vita
        It lost to 3ds 10 to 1

      • ZeldaFan86

        Slander!

      • Nintenjoe82

        you’ve spelt your name wrong

        Headline should have been: “Pachter reads news while internet journalists pass off internet comments as a prediction”

    • QuizmasterBos

      Most commenters here on WiiUDaily as well as on other sites do a much better job analyzing the game industry.

      To be an analyst for games, you need to understand the history and what makes gamers want or not want to buy a game/console.
      Therefore, gamers are able to analyze the industry the best.

      And honestly, does Pachter look like a gamer? He’s just a guy in a business suit who is “analyzing” an industry he knows nothing/does not care about.

      We need to get someone else on that position, methinks.

    • Διονύς84

      That’s true. But he’s still pretty watchable.

    • andrewjcole

      Congrats. That comment vine went to the “Load More Comments” button.

  • DeedsGaming .

    This guy’s opinions, to me, are the same as a fortune teller’s.

  • Yousif Alromaithi

    What he said is right but damn I hate him because he is stupid. Truly I don’t think Watch Dogs can compete with Batman, Call of Duty, Battlefield, Mario, Zelda and other popular games coming holiday. Good decision Ubisoft.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      you shouldnt hate brother!

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Everyone hates those who don’t say things that they wanna hear. :P

      • Yousif Alromaithi

        I hate people that hate us.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Who is us? Lol. If you mean NIntendo fans, I doubt he actually hates them personally. If anything, the fact that he focuses on Nintendo means that his employers pay him to do so. So, saying he hates you is just blind speculation. For all you know, he has been a fan of Nintendo for years. Don’t be so quick to judge. I don’t hate the dude, cause I know it’s his job to act like a hater. Hate the media, how else do you find out so much about such things? They encourage it. :P

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Well he sold his soul for money that is the thing I will never do in this life. I hate people that never see reason. Whether he get paid or not.

  • Merrfn

    Personally I think it is a mixture. Not enough work done on the game and too much competition.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Being that it’s a new IP, probably the competition. It’d be best to release it where it’s a dry month perhaps.

      • Baum 「ツリー」

        Well Watch_Dogs has pretty huge ambitions!
        I can imagine, that they’re going to play it safe and get as much polishing done as possible before they release it. And the crowded holiday season is a great “excuse” for them to keep working on it for now.

        • ScrewAttack

          To be honest I’m okay with the release date move. Probably won’t be loads of titles out early next year, so at least Watchdogs will be there alongside Mario Kart to keep me busy.

  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

    Well it would be pretty stupid as this was a highly anticipated title and a new IP from them instead of another edition of Assassins Creed. I believe this game stood a good chance of standing out from the crowd of new editions of games like CoD.

  • Jack5221

    If what he is saying is true, then why wouldn’t Ubisoft just release Watch Dogs in January or February after the “holiday rush” is over? Why wait until April – June? I don’t exactly agree with him. Besides, if Ubi said the games aren’t ready, then they probably aren’t ready.

  • JB

    Well I should be an analyst, because I said just about the same thing on an article the other day… Lol

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      I wonder how many people would buy a Nintendo game that had Michael Patcher as the final boss. Hmmmm….

      • JB

        I know just about everyone on Wii U daily for sure. The hate for this guy is strong within here generally.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          True. Though, the truth is he’s only hated because he analyzes anything Nintendo, which is most likely what he’s paid to do. I just think it’s silly to hate someone just over what’s considered a prediction. Truth is, he’s hated because he’s not praising them. I do agree. On this site, that’s a no no. It has to be positive. There are a lot of good people on this site too such as yourself, but man oh man, the crazy fanboys here.

          • Quicksilver88

            He seems to only analyse negative Nintendo news that would discourage people from buying their stock….were is he commenting about how Pokemons sucessful world wide rollout produced sales of lver 4mil units in 3 days….no comment on that.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            As I said, negative news is what brings controversy, which sells a lot. Of course he’s not going to say positive things, that’s not what he’s paid to do. The media doesn’t care about the fans, just the money they make off of us. Lol.

          • Quicksilver88

            Probably true but he is actually a stock analyst and seems to save his biggest bashing for Nintendo when they are a much better run and more proffitable company than their compeditors. Their handling of WiiU has been pathetic but their track record as a publisher is unmatched….so many franchises that have just sold unreal numbers and then they have dominated handhelds every generation……he is rarely so critical of M$ or $ony when m$ has failed miserably in Japan and $ony has had a lot of bad management decisions since ps2 unreal sucess…..I do think $ony is doing a lot right with ps4.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I think Sony while took a hit with the PS3, I do feel in my gut that they’ll be just fine with the PS4. They may or might not struggle, but for arguments sake, we’ll just say they will. Microsoft I don’t care too much about so whether they remain in the market or not I could care less. I’d prefer SEGA back if anything. It was interesting seeing Nintendo and SEGA going at each other.

            Back to the topic. Patcher is critical of Nintendo for one big reason. They are an easy target and the Nintendo fanbase hates him for it, so naturally, he’s not going to stop. For all we know, his hate might just be a coverup. He might even have a Wii U or even every Nintendo console and we’d never know about it. For him, it’s probably just cause he’s paid to do so. Or, perhaps he does hate Nintendo. It’s are tough one for even us to figure out.

          • Quicksilver88

            I think $ony will be back on top this generation because they are coming out of the gate strong with a $399 PS4. By all accounts the hardware is as good or better than XB1 and M$ will again do nothing in Japan ruling them out of one major territory. Seeing that both machines will get all the same major 3rd party releases, the fact that $ony has so many great IPs and development studios, while M$ just buys their exclusives (other than Halo/Forza) I think $ony will have the edge. WiiU will be a second console for most unless they can get the price to the casual range quickly and then they may have some success with the families/Wii crowd…..still I like the WiiU and hope it goes the expected 5 years and gets lots of Nintendo greats which it likely will. Getting Cross/Buy play going with 3DS would be a real nice thing as I have liked what $ony has done with that with PS3/Vita and they are planning more with PS4/Vita….It will never happen but imagine if Nintendo/Sony joined forces with Nintendo making handhelds and Sony the consoles and then them sharing their franchises across both systems…..they would rule the gaming world.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            True, it won’t but it’d be convient having Nintendo and Sony titles all on one console. I think Sony will be on top as well, especially with a console that’s at $400 instead of $600. They have great IPs whether Nintendo fans like it or not. I don’t even know why they do the comparisons, it’s just silly. That goes for Sony and MS in the same regard.

            Nintendo I think too could come out second, but it really depends if they can get their advertising right and if consumers will even buy the Wii U. It has good 1st party that the casuals love, but I’ll reserve judgment for that after the holidays.

            Microsoft I’d rather see in last since they don’t really have any good exclusives. Gears of War was like the only thing that I liked from MS. Halo is an overrated fps franchise, like CoD. Hell, I wouldn’t mind seeing them leave the console market. Bring in Valve.

          • Rinslowe

            Not looking to call you out, honestly…

            But the truth is he’s hated because he is so full of sht. And happens to direct his blsht in Nintendo’s direction more often than not, for what seems to be less than professional reasons…

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            That’s the thing that people are failing to see. Chances are he’s paid and employed to do so. I honestly doubt he has it out for Nintendo. It’s just the simple fact that they are an easy target. I don’t take the guy seriouis and neither should anyone else. He’s just riling people up and it makes him and the media itself money. People don’t realize that they are just falling for the oldest tricks in the book.

            I agree that he’s full of shit, but it’s not going to change. If you want people like that gone, then don’t comment on articles related to him and the media will stop dishing them out.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            the biggest problem is that Nintendo cant prove him wrong.

          • Rinslowe

            I don’t think any one missed the point where he is paid to do what he is doing. That’s Pachter prescience in itself lol…
            It’s by how much, who’s paying… Just Wedbush? or some other parties?
            I don’t want him gone, not that invested… And did I ever say that?

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            That last part was for people in general. If you don’t want him gone then that’s fine. I don’t want him gone either, but if people can’t stand him, then they shouldn’t pay attention to articles that relate to him.

            I have no idea if he’s being paid by outside parties or not, I don’t go by blind speculations. If he is, none of us will never know who.

          • Rinslowe

            “I have no idea if he’s being paid by outside parties or not, I don’t go by blind speculations. If he is, none of us will never know who.”

            This is a matter of perspective, maybe we’ll never know… Or maybe we will know…
            Maybe if people want, they can voice their opinions against Pachter as easily as he voices his… Paid or not.

        • NkoSekirei

          hes also hated on other game sites too

      • Mario

        That would be fun!

      • Rinslowe

        He’s not worthy as a final boss, but some kind of weed bush with thorny Michael Pachter faces would be suitable as a first level sort of door stop before the boss…

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    One of the rare times that I agree with this dude. Though I think what he said was pretty obvious, so it wasn’t a necessary prediction.

    • Yousif Alromaithi

      Because he never told Ubisoft in the first first place.

  • Leo

    “We believe that management was also concerned about the strong
    competition for wallet share Watch Dogs faced at the holidays from Grand
    Theft Auto V, Battlefield 4, and a new Call of Duty, among others.”

    http://www.cardsquad.com/media/2006/05/Orly.jpg

    • Noteak

      I was scrolling down really fast and was about read your comment when the pic finally appeared and I jumped out of my seat, it was kinda funny.

  • steve

    hes right, but its a double edge when people have come to realise delayed spring releases from ubi equal sorry we tried but it wasnt working out (ghost recon fs)

  • Baum 「ツリー」

    Good work, Michael!

  • Christopher Acuna

    Pachter is a tool

  • alex toschi

    how does this guy get paid to do this again?

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      He’s paid to analyze obviously. Lol. I do agree with him on some things, but I think he’s talking out his ass so to speak. Besides, it causes a media circus that generates revenue, why wouldn’t he?

      • alex toschi

        Haha I know, I was more or less being hyper-critical and sarcastic. I don’t really believe analysts predictions hold much merit, so when I hear about his predictions or why he feels a company does something I feel like any person could have said that.

  • person

    I agree with him on this and his prediction of Wii U sales (50 million by 2017). i agree with him on nothing else, however

  • http://its-yuma-tsukumo.tumblr.com/ Yuma Tsukumo

    Umm pretty sure Watchdogs was one of the main reasons why some people would’ve got a PS4/Xbox One day one. It’s a new ip, it’s fresh and new. I don’t know about everyone else but i’d rather play something new rather than the same old recycled stuff we get each year. (AC4 isn’t too bad. I’m referring more to CoD) When Watchdogs does come out, I’ll be buying it for the PS4 and the Wii U. (PS4 for the exclusive content. Wii U to see how the gamepad works with the game)

    • ItzameyaToad

      IMO it really isn’t anything fresh or new, really to me it looks like a modern Assassins Creed. Regardless of my opinion you are right alot of people probably planed to buy a PS4/Xbox One for the game.

  • ScrewAttack

    NO FUCKING SHIT. I can’t believe this tool gets paid for this.

  • The True Gamer

    I don’t think watch dogs would have that buy trouble selling well. No system has any massive games launching this year, and I think it could have sold great.

  • Stephen Davis

    Duh…should have delayed assassins creed instead of watch dogs.

  • Mario

    I’m a not sure if I agree with him or not.

    • Miles “Tails” Prower

      Same here.

      • DarkLegacy

        And me

        • Miles “Tails” Prower

          Maybe he’s right? Then again…

          • DarkLegacy

            I don’t know what’s right or what’s wrong but I’m thinking wrong

          • Miles “Tails” Prower

            Well a lot of people don’t seem to trust him.

          • DarkLegacy

            Then I completely agree

          • Miles “Tails” Prower

            Hmmm…Guess this guy must have a pretty bad reputation huh Sora?

          • DarkLegacy

            I’d have guessed yes

    • DarkLegacy

      Same here

      • Mario

        LOL.

  • arab

    IMHO they delayed it because they have seen the games are not meeteng the expectations caused by the hype around them. In other words i think that they understand that watch dogs isn’t going to be anywhere as good as f.e. gta 5 or other “S class games” so they delay it to push better graphics or even include some truly uniqe features… by the way if i was to be frank the trailers show a generic “cover shooter” in a open world environment where cars drive like they were made out of wood.

  • Kmac

    F*** Patcher! Pompous prick!

  • Agent721

    I think only those who have never invested for themselves listen to this guy. I actually am actively invested in the markets, and I can tell you from personal experience that he is as wrong as often as he is right. Like most analysts, you’re much better off doing your own research. Take it from someone who works in private equity & has gotten 40% + returns three years in a row.

    • Rinslowe

      I don’t think many people listen much to Pachter anymore TBH. He spends increasingly more time making predictions on gaming and seems to have an unhealthy infatuation with Nintendo of late.
      I wouldn’t trust him with my money, enter a very certain; full stop here!

  • Rinslowe

    It shouldn’t take an analyst to predict the obvious…

    • Pikachief

      But it’s there job.

      • Rinslowe

        Their…

        And it is not their job to predict the obvious. It is supposed to be their job to analyse apparently complex information and find patterns of high probability.
        Being more specifically of the research sphere of analysts and having held some notable directorships in research divisions, investment banking services in mergers and acquisitions incl. a Master Degree in Business I find it surprising Pachter comes across as an idiot most often than not…

        He is overly critical of Nintendo in general and acts more like a scorned lobbyist than an actual analyst, IMO…

        • Pikachief

          You misplaced your end quotation.

          And with the way this guy “analyzes” it’s almost as if it is his job to just predict the obvious.

  • Justin Bailey

    Patcher is one funny SOB.

  • ItzameyaToad

    Im going to be completely honest, I have no interest in Watch Dogs whatsoever and am struggling to see it’s appeal. I guess I just see Assassins Creed dressed up to be modern. Nothing wrong with people liking it but I will hold off on buying it full price and let my friends tell me there opinions before I buy it. On Patchers belief this is obvious and he is just saying something to get attention on himeself. It is obvious why Ubisoft did what they did with Watch Dogs.

    • Andrew Chambers

      You’re struggling to see the appeal to an open world carjacking freerunning game that revolves around hacking and has Dark Souls like invasion multiplayer? GTA fan?

  • Jared Garcia

    Called it like pointing out a rapist at a comic book convention.
    “Ma’am who did this to you?”
    “He was in his late 30’s, had a long pony tail, and smelt really bad.”
    Okay, I got this. Who here is not a virgin raise your hand!”
    “That’s the guy.”

  • Cyberus

    Isn’t this the “the 3DS will fail” guy?

    • Andrew Chambers

      He’s the “all Nintendo products will fail’ guy.

  • Truthteller

    Oh, so you like him when he talks about publishers you don’t like, but hate him when he talks about Nintendo?

    • Rinslowe

      I can’t speak for everyone, but I don’t like the guy at all. He’s just not very likeable…

    • ZeldaFan86

      I think it’s more along the lines of he’s not a welcomed face for any Nintendo gamer. Even if he spoke positively about Nintendo, I think it would be too late.

  • ZeldaFan86

    Being an analyst must really be simple work.

  • marshal

    please stfu patcher worse then dtrump

  • Petri

    I would have bought Watch Dogs over any of those other titles that are coming.

  • goldenfirered136

    Why are we still listening to this jackass when we know most of his theories aren’t true?

  • icebear80

    I believe this mans believing is belivable! For once!

  • http://people.ign.com/fliadaloisio fliadaloisio

    I´m so freaking tired of Michael Pachter.

  • InterTreble

    Mr. Obvious, I suppose…

  • Captinn2

    Wii U Daily. Stop posting about this mother–ker. We’re all sick of this Michael Crapper guy -_-.

  • BIG Franky

    yeah, no offense to this guy, but this has got to be the most obvious observation in the history of observations. we were all saying the same thing for days…

  • HypocritesRROD

    Michael Pachter, the Nintendo-hater talks again. I’m waiting, because a negative comment about Nintendo will come out of his mouth, as soon as he gets it out of his ass.

  • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

    O’rly? My 6 year old cousin could have predicted that Pachter. Althou for once I agree albeit on the obvious.

  • bizzy gie

    So does this guy analyze anything outside of video games?

  • Edonus

    Of course. GTA5 just broke records you have the new consoles coming and the 1st things people will secure are the exclusives followed by the franchises they know followed by new multi plat franchises.

    Smart move on their side but the only problem is i dont know when would be the best time to release Watch Dogs. There is going to be a steady flow of really highly anticipated exclusives for the next year. It would be best to find a lull and release then. I would think maybe when Infamous comes out and they could catch some X1 sales or when Titanfall or Quantum Break drops so they can catch some Ps4 sales. Unless those games come out around the same time.

  • Andrey Chipenko

    I figure he is right although i do not agree with the tactic of delaying a game due to competition, i see how it could influence investors and the bottom line. BUT i am one of the people that was excited about this game being released so close to ghosts. I am super excited for this title but i have had enough of the AC series, no way in hell am i getting Black Flag and i should have stayed away from AC3. Im still holding out hope that they will release before April, i don’t want to have to wait that long to play this game.. i already have it payed off.

    (Black Flag sales are going to suffer because of the Ghosts and BF4 releases ANYWAYS. PLUS, black flag is a title that only AC 3 fans will pre order and buy and be hyped about – no one i know being one of them.)

    • Guest

      will is = is

    • Andrey Chipenko

      Xbox 360 ONLY point of view.. cant stand other consoles.