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Pachter: Activision Threatened Nintendo Over Wii U Pro Controller

  • Pachter: Activision Threatened Nintendo Over Wii U Pro Controller
  • According to video games analyst Michael Pachter, Activision apparently threatened Nintendo to make a Wii U Pro Controller or else.

Pachter: Activision Threatened Nintendo Over Wii U Pro Controller


According to video games analyst Michael Pachter, Activision apparently threatened Nintendo to make a Wii U Pro Controller or else.

Pachter said, while speaking at Develop last week, that Activision threatened Nintendo to make a Wii U Pro Controller or they would not be bringing their Call of Duty franchise to the console.
“I think that essentially this is a solution in search of a problem."

“I mean, somebody had an idea – ‘let’s make the controller a tablet’ – and there aren’t many games that are going to take advantage of that. Activision never said anything to me, but I know that [for] big games like Call Of Duty they said, ‘No, we’re not putting it on there if you don’t give us a conventional controller’. So they gave in.”
Pachter then went on to say that he believes the Wii U will likely fail as a video game console.
“I don’t think they suck – I just think that they really believe that, ‘If we’re still novel, everything we do will work’. This isn’t going to work,” he said.

“Hardcore gamers will buy them; hardcore Nintendo fanboys will buy it. They could put out a piece of cardboard and say that it’ll play Mario and they’ll buy it.”
Michael Pachter has long been a hack of analyst and the most uninformed person in the video games industry for quite some time, but it's an interesting theory.

The Wii U is out later this year.