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Pachter: Zelda Breath Of Wild Will Sell 10 Million NX Consoles ‘Pretty Quickly’

Well, it turns out that industry analyst Michael Pachter was extremely impressed with Nintendo’s recent unveiling of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. He was so taken aback with the game that he declared that it “looks amazing.” Because of this Michael Pachter says that he is confident that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will see Nintendo shift at least 10 million Nintendo NX consoles “pretty quickly.”

“Zelda looks amazing. Something I missed… I actually did not realise that Zelda was launching on NX when NX launches. That makes me think NX is much more higher powered than I expected, that NX is an iteration probably closer to PS4 than I thought it would be, and it’s going to have a big title to support it.”

“I think probably only Wii U owners will buy Zelda, but I think everybody who buys an NX will absolutely buy it, and I think it will sell them 10 million consoles pretty quickly. Zelda looked great. I mean, it really looks like a good game.”

He continued: “It’s sad that it took them so many years after the Wii U launched to get it out, but the silver lining in that cloud is that it’s going to launch on the NX, so the NX is going to be something you will want to own.”



42 thoughts on “Pachter: Zelda Breath Of Wild Will Sell 10 Million NX Consoles ‘Pretty Quickly’”

  1. Fuck, where do I start with this idiot?

    The fact that you’re living is to talk about games and you didn’t know Zelda was coming out for NX as a launch title says you clearly are a Nintendo basing goon.

    1. I can only dream of having a job where I get to talk and write about things I love… And with that, I would know EVERYTHING about the subject and what is happening as soon as possible. Either he is lying, and idiot or both

      1. That is not his job. He gives advice to those you want to invest in the companies he research. He does other investments that are not video game companies. This is just one sector that he does. It wasn’t always him that did it for his company. It was another guy and he left for another company and he wanted to continue it.

        1. Very well…. I guess this begs the question, why the hell is he on this website then? he should never ever be put on here if he is not actually an industry insider or expert. fuckin dumb, I will not comment on posts made about him again.


          1. One thing you missed. He is an industry analyst not an industry insider. Most of his quotes is from a question that is asked but I never see the that was asked to him in the articles.

      2. His day job isn’t to write or talk about games, he is an analysis for multiple multi million dollar companies which just so happens to include some video game companies, so his actual day job is to come up with as close as possible numbers and figures of how well something will sell or what profit can be expected to make from it. The show Pach Attack and his newest show on SIFTD are all done for no profit towards him and it is basically just him giving his 2 cents on the gaming industries based on the questions he is asked. He doesn’t keep up with every thing video game related like say IGN, he only comes up with figures share holders and investors can use as a ball park of how well their products or business practices might do.

        He is known for being a little hateful towards Nintendo but not because he doesn’t like them, but because he believes they do stupid things a lot. So hearing him praise Nintendo so highly is a rare occasion from him.

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  2. All I want is Zelda:BotW for Wii U. I have no interest or feel no push to buy NX. This should all be common sense, I still think the game would have helped the Wii U life cycle.

    1. Of course it would have. This is the game we needed at the beginning of Wii Us life, not now. It’s really a shame how poorly Nintendo handled the U.

      I’m gonna buy an NX (I buy every Nintendo console); but unless the console and launch lineup are amazing, it won’t be right away.

  3. HAHAHA we’ve heard so little from him recently that I forgot he existed. In April they announced that BotW would be on NX. How can he call himself an analyst and not know that? Also, didn’t he say back when we knew nothing about NX that it would be poorly received in the west? It’s amazing how he changes his tune the moment he gets the tiniest bit of info on the console.

  4. Nintendo has not confirmed as a launch title but as a launch title window, so it may not be there on day 1.

    But how come can anyone expect the NX to be less than this generation? What would it be then, closer to the Wii U? That doesn’t make sense!

    I know that Nintendo underpowered both Wii and Wii U, but one thing is to bet on it again because the previous console sold 100 million units, another is to bet on the same formula after a console that barely sold 10 million.

    Stupid people somehow see the Wii U as for a reason Nintendo would sell another underpowered console, but for me it only makes sense for Nintendo do departure from that – which they already stated -, but some people seem to be too traumatize to believe on Nintendo’s word and they will only believe it when they see it.

    1. Considering they’ve told us a lot of lies and even act like they know what we want better than we do this gen, damn right I don’t fully trust them anymore. I’ll believe it when I see it. Brand loyalty is becoming more of a bad joke by the day.

  5. Positive Pachter strikes again. Looks like Miami and Honolulu are already frozen at 5 degrees below zero.

    1. He says a lot of positive stuff about nintendo on his weekly show on you tube and sifd. They don’t always write articles when he says something positive but his negative responses are always written about.

  6. This guy makes me lose my mind! “That makes me think NX is much more higher powered than I expected”. How does the Wii U demo tell you anything about the NX’s performance? And why are you surprised anyway? Did you expect the NX to be LESS powerful than the Wii U?! GEEZ!

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  8. I don’t care whether he’s being positive or negative: I want people to stop reporting Pachter articles.
    Stop giving him page space and he’ll eventually quit commenting in the places that actually matter.

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  14. I think I figured Pachter out. He’s not an analyst or an ANALyst but a bandwagoner. Since most are talking good about Nintendo because of the hype Breath of the Wild has created, he suddenly wants to say good things about NX. Give it time. When the hype wears off & some of us are back to being pissed at Nintendo, he’ll open his mouth about something negative regarding Nintendo again.

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