Ohhhhh boy... Talk about flame bait. Reuters recently quizzed various stakeholders and analysts on their take on the recession benefiting the MMO scene. With jobs being lost, a lot of folks have more time on their hands now, and that points to more play time for MMO players.
When asked about the matter, here's what Michael Pachter said:
I don't think (online multiplayer games) get impacted at all, because people who play them are addicts... Losing their jobs makes them more likely to play because they have more time to play.
He's been making news a lot lately for his market predictions, but this is a little different from his usual brand of statements. Let's see if he'll explain himself further in the coming days.
More from Michael Pachter:
- Pachter predicts again: Nintendo to raise hardware expectations
- When Pachter says "jump": high price of PS3 killing Sony