Battle of the Analysts: Did Gaming Go Up or Down In February?


Posted March 16, 2009 - By Stephen Johnson

Roddy Piper In They LiveTwo important video game analysts have opposite views of how the industry faired in February. Industry analysts at EEDAR believe that when the official U.S. sales numbers come out on Thursday, it will show that the game industry has declined slightly in February, while Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter believes that the numbers will show a slight uptick.

In the red corner: EEDAR's Jesse Divnich thinks: 

February software sales will arrive at $659 million, a 2 percent decrease from last year’s results.

In the blue corner: Wedbush Morgan's Michael Pachter, predicts: 

Home and handheld console software sales in February to have reached $710 million, up 5.6 percent from last February's $672 million.

When they hear the bell, both fighters will come out analyzing the financial health of the video game industry. May the best man win! On Thursday, the NPD group will release the true numbers and only one analyst will be left in the Thunderdome. Two industry professionals enter; one industry professional leaves. 

Who will triumph and who will be defeated? Leave your prediction in our comment section and you, too, can call yourself a video game industry analyst... and come back on Thursday to see if you've picked a winner. Please, no wagering.


Tags: Videogames
Battle of the Analysts: Did Gaming Go Up or Down In February?


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