At this year's SXSW event, Michael Pachter, game analyst, held a presentation on March 9 to talk about the 8th generation of video games. At the presentation, he explained that PS4 and Xbox 720 games will cost $10 more than 7th generation titles. Nintendo's 8th generation console, Wii U, currently prices games at a traditional $60.
During the event, it seemed that Pachter mainly expressed his opinions of the Wii U and label them as facts. As reported earlier, Pachter also mentioned that Wii U wouldn't sell as much as the PS4 and Xbox 720. If games for the PS4 and Xbox 720 are in fact going to be $70, there might be a few issues with sales. There will of course be a bigger profit margin for developers and publishers, but consumers don't want to pay this much for a game.
Michael Pachter, as mentioned before, seems to enjoy making negative comments about Nintendo. It's interesting that he would make the "$10 increase" statement about the PS4 and next Xbox when Sony themselves confirmed that PS4 games will stay in the $60 range in February. This alone shows that Pachter is simply expressing opinions and nothing from his mouth could ever be taken as a fact.
If the Wii U sells more units than the PS4 and if games are still $60, Pachter would be guilty of providing 2 false claims to gamers. He has been doing this for a number of years and is right about something once in a blue moon. In reality, Pachter is just a normal individual who doesn't like Nintendo. Nothing is new about this and nobody should be alarmed. Games in the 8th generation will most likely remain at a $60 price point and decrease as each game ages.