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Pachter: PS4, Xbox One under $400; current-gen price drops this year

Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter is predicting a sub-$400 pricing scheme for the PS4 and Xbox One – $349.99 for the PS4 and $399.99 for Xbox One. This comes from the investment firm's annual E3 preview report, which unsurprisingly calls out the next generation consoles as the main focus...

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Wedbush thinks Grand Theft Auto 5 will launch in October

With this morning's announcement that BioShock Infinite will now launch in February 2013, publisher Take-Two Interactive altered more than a game's launch date. Take-Two is a publicly traded company, and one fewer gigantic product launch during the holiday season – arguably Take-Two's only ho...

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3DS sold under cost since price cut, Nintendo 'hoping' to profit by March 2013

Nintendo took a big hit last year when it dropped the price of its then-nascent handheld, the 3DS, to $170 just a few months after initial launch. Such a hit, apparently, that Nintendo is selling the unit for less than it costs the company to produce, as revealed in the company's latest financial e...

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Pachter: 3DS will cost $250 in the U.S., likely won't come stateside before April

Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter recently shared with us his insight on yesterday's pricing and release date announcement for the Nintendo 3DS. He predicts that the 25,000 yen ($299) price point for the Japanese launch of the handheld will depreciate somewhat as it travels to Western markets,...

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Roundup: Analyst commentary on Kinect pricing

Everybody has an opinion at the moment about Kinect's $150 price tag, but let's hear what the analysts who get paid for their opinions think. We've got reactions from EEDAR's Jesse Divnich, Lazard's Colin Sebastian and Wedbush Morgan's Michael Pachter, after the break....

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Pachter: EA, DICE and Respawn will impact future Call of Duty sales

Do you imagine that every morning, when Michael Pachter wakes up, he dons a black robe, a pointy hat, drops a bunch of stuff into a bubbling cauldron and just predicts? Yeah, we do too. What a life, right? His latest portent involves Respawn Entertainment, the new shop of former Infinity Ward-er...

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Report: EA planning premium, pre-launch DLC for retail games at $10 - $15 [Update: EA explains]

During a recent visit to EA's offices, Wedbush Securities' Michael Pachter (and other analysts) got what he calls a "candid" view of the future for the publisher. Among the many glowing things that Mr. Pachter had to say in the report from the meeting, he reveals that EA group general manager Nick ...

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Analysts: No cause for concern over reported unpaid Modern Warfare 2 bonuses

Following the departures of two Infinity Ward executives, a related story has gained significant traction and deserves some attention. BingeGamer reports that the development studio "has yet to be paid a single dime in royalties for Modern Warfare 2," ostensibly to be paid by publisher Activision. ...

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GameStop reveals 2010 capital allocation program

We know, we know -- you've been sitting around all day worried sick about GameStop. Ever since the recent announcement of a cut profit forecast and the resultant drop in share prices, we've been in exactly the same boat. Good thing then that the company has announced plans to repurchase $300 millio...

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Sources: Red Dead Redemption development in trouble [update]

When we recently spoke with our trusted sources from Rockstar San Diego, in addition to yesterday's information regarding the Midnight Club franchise, we were also told about the allegedly troubled state of Red Dead Redemption. One source said that the game "was a complete disaster for most of 2009...

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