Analyst Retracts "No Bully Sequel" Statement
Earlier this month, one analyst made it abundantly clear that gamers shouldn't expect a sequel to one of the most controversial games of 2006. "Don't expect a Bully 2," said Wedbush-Morgan Securities analyst Michael Pachter. Well, Mr. Pachter has had some time to reflect on his statement, and has ultimately decided he made a hasty judgment."I have been consistently wrong about this title," admitted Pachter. He further says he was incorrect in regards to his negative press predictions concerning reviews, sales, and "fun factor." Bully received plenty of acclaim (including making our Game of the Year nominees lists), and the title eventually sold over one million copies. Pachter had initially talked about numbers, and said that the original didn't sell enough to warrant a sequel, especially considering the high cost of production.
But all of that has fallen by the wayside, and Pachter has manned-up and admitted a potential mistake.
"It's premature to guess how much a sequel [to Bully] would cost, but if the company thinks it can sell two million units of Bully 2, it will probably produce a sequel."
An analyst who concedes he's not infallible? Wow, what world are we in? Good job, buddy.
Related Game(s): Bully
1/15/2007 Ben Dutka