Michael Pachter Calls PlayStation Now “A Joke”

“Has no prayer of working. None.”

Posted By | On 05th, Feb. 2014 Under News

PlayStation Now

Though the industry has been relatively upbeat about PlayStation Now, Sony’s Cloud-based game streaming service for delivering PS3 games to the PS4, Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter is sufficiently less optimistic.

Speaking in the March 2014 issue of Game Informer, Pachter said that, “PlayStation Now is a joke. There is no publisher that is going to license content that’s less than two-years old because they would be concerned that they can’t sell as many copies if they make it available for subscription or rental. This has no prayer of working. None.”

Suffice to say, he’s not a fan.

SCEA marketing VP John Koller feels otherwise and says that “publishers are being exceedingly bullish” about the service. As of now, Sony has only announced first party titles for the platform – no third party games have been confirmed for the service, which launches this Summer. Do you agree with Pachter’s stance? Let us know below.


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