Michael Pachter: Publishers Won't Block Used Xbox One Games

June 7, 2013 -

Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter does not believe that third-party Xbox One game publishers will disable used games using the system Microsoft has put in place to do just that on its next-generation platform. Pachter goes so far as to say that any publisher that disables used games runs a serious risk of significant backlash or boycotts from consumers. In a note to investors today, Pachter said the majority of publishers will not block used games in the system's first few years.

"In our view, any publisher that disables used gaming risks a backlash or boycott of its titles by gamers, negatively impacting sales," he said.

Speaking further to GameSpot about the issue, Pachter said that activation fees are also unlikely.

"They would face a huge backlash. They wanted manufacturers to do the dirty work, and both refused," he said.

Pachter also said that, if publishers do disable used games, it would likely be in the launch window of a game's release.

Ultimately Pachter thinks this is going to affect GameStop in a very negative way.

"We believe that this disclosure has the greatest potential to negatively impact GameStop's business, as GameStop is unlikely to participate directly in these digital sales," he said.

Source: GameSpot

 

 


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Re: Michael Pachter: Publishers Won't Block Used Xbox One Games

Warner Brothers will implement no resale for sure.

Re: Michael Pachter: Publishers Won't Block Used Xbox One Games

Its not about blocking its about making you pay more for something you already paid for.


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Re: Michael Pachter: Publishers Won't Block Used Xbox One Games

How many times can someone say something stupid and wrong before his inevitably inaccurate predictions stop being news?

Re: Michael Pachter: Publishers Won't Block Used Xbox One Games

He also predicted the XBone would be $100 cheaper than it actually is.

--- With the first link, the chain is forged.

Re: Michael Pachter: Publishers Won't Block Used Xbox One Games

Pachter claimed that nobody would even include a DRM system with their consoles, so he's already in a hole.

--- With the first link, the chain is forged.

Re: Michael Pachter: Publishers Won't Block Used Xbox One Games

EA and Activision (though i cant see Blizzard following parent company lines) will. And if the two biggest publishers do, then the rest will no doubt follow. Not at first though.

Re: Michael Pachter: Publishers Won't Block Used Xbox One Games

Eh, I'd say that they would, since I can see the Activision tendrils in there too.  Blizzard's games are at the same 60 buck price point that COD is on PC and Blizzard is the only one that got away with an always online game unscathed.  Miner Wars 2081 was always online until they turned it off for the steam version and Sim City's sales nose dived the quickest out of any game I've ever seen (from 1.1 million in the first 2 weeks to 1.5 million after 2 months).  Granted, some at Blizzard 'wish' to take out the Always On aspect of D3, but they missed a golden opportunity to take it out (the gold overflow exploit for auctions that nearly or outright ruined the AH ecosystem)

Re: Michael Pachter: Publishers Won't Block Used Xbox One Games

"We believe that this disclosure has the greatest potential to negatively impact GameStop's business, as GameStop is unlikely to participate directly in these digital sales," he said.

I knew that, and it didn't take a brain surgeon, a rocket scientist, or a 'Wedbush Securities analyst'
 

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Re: Michael Pachter: Publishers Won't Block Used Xbox One Games

So, what's Pachter's hit ratio? I think I'd go look if he said the sky was blue.

 

Re: Michael Pachter: Publishers Won't Block Used Xbox One Games

Is Pachter the guy who said that Left Behind 2 was a sure thing, and that Bully 2 would never happen in a million years? If so, that right there is a 50/50 call rate.

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Re: Michael Pachter: Publishers Won't Block Used Xbox One Games

thank you.

I was wondering if anyone else noticed this guys lack of accuracy in his "predictions" lately... not sure how he has any credit left to his name anymore.

Re: Michael Pachter: Publishers Won't Block Used Xbox One Games

Lately? The only time i've seen him even remotely accurate is when even a grade schooler could go "no **** sherlock".

Re: Michael Pachter: Publishers Won't Block Used Xbox One Games

pretty low. this may be one of the few, if not only, sensible things he's said

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Re: Michael Pachter: Publishers Won't Block Used Xbox One Games

Sensible is not the same as accurate.

Companies seem pretty stupid lately.

 
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