Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> December 22, 2009

An Uplifting Outlook For The Video Game Space – Michael Pachter – Wedbush Securities

MICHAEL PACHTER is a Managing Director and Equity Research Analyst at Wedbush Securities, and provides coverage of the entertainment software, entertainment retail, and movies and entertainment sectors. Previously, he spent two years as the Director of Research at Wedbush Securities. Before joining Wedbush Securities, Mr. Pachter served as the Director at Management Resource Center, a middle-market investment bank. Prior to that, he spent 15 years in various financial and management positions at Atlantic Richfield Company, most recently as Director of Strategic Planning. Mr. Pachter brings over 20 years of experience as a finance professional to Wedbush Securities. He has been recognized as StarMine's Top Earnings Estimator and "Best on the Street" by The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Pachter holds an MBA from the Anderson School at the University of California at Los Angeles, a Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University, an LL.M. in taxation from the University of Florida and a bachelor's in political science from California State University, Northridge. Profile
TWST: Let's start with your overall outlook for video game or interactive entertainment software companies. What is your overall outlook for the industry and why?

Mr. Pachter: I think we are going to