PlayStation Now branded "A Joke" by Michael Pachter

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    Every gamers favorite analyst, Wedbush Morgan's Michael Pachter has branded PlayStation Now "a joke".

    This comment comes after leaked footage of Killzone 3 was shown running on Sony's beta cloud streaming service.
    Pachter’s rationale is that publishers will not license their game for monthly streaming as it will dent their ‘per-unit’ sales, along the same lines as bands on Spotify.

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  2. FireGrey

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    2 Questions:
    1. Does Michael Pachter never say anything good about stuff?
    2. Does anyone actually listen to him?
     
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  3. mysticwaterfall

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    The same way people don't liscense recent movies to Netflix? Oh wait...
     
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  4. Veho

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    Michael Pachter branded "A Joke" by the gaming community ;O;
     
  5. lokomelo

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    Michael Pachter is a fool analyst that predict things every time. The fun part is that his predictions are most of time wrong, and people still listen to his speaches for some reason that I do not get yet.

    Anyway. Playstation Now is one of Sony's good ideas, but this dont change the fact that Sony will have a though battle to make it happen.
     
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  6. Tigran

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    If.. And here is the big thing -if- it works well.. I will gladly embrace playstation now. Problem is.. OnLive doesn't work that well either. Hell.. Remote play on the Vita to PS4 -still- randomly gets laggy and distorted.
     
  7. Gahars

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    When it comes to opinions, you can't factor the Pachter.

    Seriously, though, I think people let their fannies get way too flustered over Pachter. He's not speaking as a "gamer" to "gamers." He's a financial analyst talking to investors; of course his perspective is going to differ from yours. While I disagree with his overall conclusion, he's not wrong to question how the Playstation Now service will function.

    You want to know why people still listen to him? Because you give him notoriety. If you hate him so much, stop reporting what he says and stop talking about him. You guys don't need Pachter to shit talk all your favorite brands when I've got you just about covered.
     
  8. gamefan5

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    Shall save quote for future references. XD
     
  9. codezer0

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    Doesn't he know? it is entirely SOP for $ony to do mistakes like this. PlayStation Now is just another of the myriad of mistakes that they'll get a free pass on purely on the basis that they're not Microsoft. Sony made assloads of mistakes in every generation system, and yet people still fawn over their products like they're the second coming. It is entirely their MO to screw up as much as possible so that they can 'look right' when their competition has blunders later in their supported life cycles.
     
  10. Clydefrosch

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    well it is true, the easier it is to get a temporary and cheap rental, the more people are gonna do it, instead of paying the 50+$ and hoping to get 70% back on the resell half a week later.

    back in the day, we lived near a rental store that had ps games. we rented lots of games, played them for a day, finished most in a day and paid like 50 cents for it (plus maybe 3 DM monthly membership fee or something)
    lots of money was saved back then.
    with average games increasingly becoming shorter, but more expensive to purchase due to higher developement costs for hd graphics, renting your games (for any reasonable price) will end up bringing losses and might thus be, a terrible business model for anyone involved that is not the customer.

    its not about getting their game out there and have as many people play it as possibly possible for the company. its making the most money possible. and renting out games for cheap is not a good business model anymore

    though i could totally see them renting them with cut content and the ability to pay extra to unlock content for as long as the game is rented
     
  11. Taleweaver

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    As much as I hate the guy, I must admit he has somewhat of a point. With games not getting longer (ahem...), a rental that's both available (to people with high speed internet) and easy to use will certainly affect the overall sales.

    However...it will affect second hand sales MUCH MORE (I think the main public for playstation now are the ones currently buying, playing and then reselling their games).

    Also...for an analyst, that "2 year" deal is pretty far off. Doesn't he know that over 90% of the purchases of a game are made within 2 weeks after release? It could very well be that publishers only want their games a month or two after release to be on playstation now, but 2 years is stretching it (heck...at that time everyone expects all patches, expansions and DLC to be included).
     
  12. Hells Malice

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    If Pachter deserves threads then we should go around asking random homeless people what they think about Sony and make threads about that too.
    Pretty much the same relevance.
     
  13. zeello

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    what is wrong with simply licensing content that is more than 2 years old? How would that make Playstation Now a joke?
     
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    So according to this guy gamefly is already killing sales...
    I get that more people would use a service like PS Now than gamefly due to instant play and convenience but doesn't that also mean studios will be making money from PS Now? I personally won't use it because I don't own nor do I plan on owninh a PS4 but just because it might hinder sales of physical copies doesn't mean it will reduce profits.
     
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    HMMM I WONDER IF SOMEBODY'S A LITTLE BIASED.
    Sony's not the best company, but I'll take them over microsoft any day. They make quality products, their first party games and exclusives are great, and PS+ is a better service than Xbox Live. When you use Xbox live you're paying to use services you're already paying for, with advertisements. Sony's the lesser of two evils here.

    Also Pachter's a fucking joke anyway so it doesn't matter. Spotify is an example of a streaming service that has a shitload of support, same with netflix. Now could be a good idea, if everything pans out well.
     
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    Was just about to comment, until i realized who everyone's talking about...
     
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    I forgot
    "Playstation Now Branded 'A Joke' by A Joke"

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  20. Guild McCommunist

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    It was designed for new games? I thought it was just a Virtual Console but with cloud streaming.