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Quoteworthy - Pachter on Other People's Opinions

Analyst outraged by outrage: "I am certain that the ‘fan outrage’ has not hurt sales, and perhaps has helped sales," says Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst Michael Pachter. "Unfortunately, appeasing the whiners here will only encourage fans to be even more vocal next time, so the lingering issue is that gamers will feel even more entitled and empowered than they have in the past, and will be even more demanding about changes to future games." Thanks Joao.

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54. Re: Quoteworthy - Pachter on Other People's Opinions Apr 9, 2012, 21:10 Cutter
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 9, 2012, 16:51:
nin wrote on Apr 9, 2012, 11:17:
His comments aren't meant for gamers. They're meant for shareholders.

The fact that gamers call him out on his mistakes when shareholder don't is a little scary...

Well, gamers care about great product. Shareholders care about profits. These things aren't necessarily congruent, as Michael Bay has demonstrated time and time again. In fact, it's quite expensive to implement fan input. It's an entire extra stakeholder group whose views must be taken into account, requirements gathered, proposals developed, implemented, tested, and delivered. And while it results in happy fans and a higher quality more interesting product (if done right) it also results in less profit, as the game became more expensive as a result.

Yes, but shareholders stand to make or lose money on solid information. One of those key things that Asspacker doesn't provide. I'd wager anyone investing according to the whims of that clown has lost more money than they'll ever make.
 
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