Pachter admits his Wii U controller claim was a guess

by Ben Salter Featured 5 Comments 13 Votes 642 Views 19/07/2012 Back to News

Industry analyst Michael Pachter has retracted his claims that the Wii U's Pro controller was the result of Activision demanding an alternate control method if Nintendo wanted Call of Duty on the platform.

Despite seeming certain, he now says it was nothing but an "educated" guess.

"I am putting two and two together to conclude that Activision put pressure on them," Pachter told VentureBeat. "I do not know this either first-hand or third-hand; nobody told me. I am merely deducing it from what we know, and it's an educated guess."

He went on to explain his theory: "If the Pro Controller is for multiplatform games, that means it is for third-party games," he said. "Nintendo has never done anything altruistically for third parties, so I concluded that they added the Pro Controller because of pressure from third parties."

"The pressure could have come from anywhere - EA with sports games, Ubisoft with Assassin's Creed, or Take-Two with GTA - but it seems to me that the 'prize' that would make the Wii U legitimate as a console of choice for multiplatform games is Call of Duty."

While true, the Wii had a more traditional control method in the Classic Controller (Pro), so the Wii U was always going to need an alternate input to allow gamers to play Virtual Console games as they were intended.

It might as well also be available to developers for future games.

By Ben Salter - Bio

Link to us http://wii.mmgn.com/News/pachter-admits-his-wii-u-controller-clai
Vote for this article Log in with Facebook

Pachter admits his Wii U controller claim was a guess Comments

Leave a comment Log in with Facebook
oh im really suprised that he made it up :P
That much was obvious from the original statement. Everyone just took it out of context.
Still doesn't really have anything to do with third parties though.

They did it on Wii on their own accord, initially for VC games. It was obvious they would do it again, right?
As per usual, Pachter doesn't know what he is talking about.
Seriously why does he even have a job? Who pays him to do this seemingly pointless job? I bet he gets an arse load of money doing this as well.

Post a comment

Leave a comment Log in with Facebook

Recently Read

Featured Wii Content

Most Anticipated August Game

Most Anticipated August Game

27/07/2015 Polls 7 6
5 Reasons Conker’s Bad Fur Day was set up to fail

5 Reasons Conker’s Bad Fur Day was set up to fail

Gryllis 2 hours Articles 4 22
PAX Aus 2015 Indie Show-case games part of new area

PAX Aus 2015 Indie Show-case games part of new area

Gryllis 28/07 News 2 12
Big games of August

Big games of August

Tano 27/07 Articles 10 7
Friendly Fire Show 101: Steve Wright or Steve Wrong?

Friendly Fire Show 101: Steve Wright or Steve Wrong?

Podcast 27/07 Articles 1 3
Analysts believe Takeda likely to become Nintendo boss

Analysts believe Takeda likely to become Nintendo boss

Gryllis 22/07 News 0 3
Ant-Man confirmed for Disney Infinity 3.0
Gryllis 20/07 News 3 5
If you suck at Halo, you're probably also sexist

If you suck at Halo, you're probably also sexist

Tano 20/07 News 13 6
Watch Satoru Iwata's 2005 'Heart of a Gamer' talk

Watch Satoru Iwata's 2005 'Heart of a Gamer' talk

Gryllis 15/07 News 1 1

Community Content

What's it really like going to E3?

What's it really like going to E3?

12/06/2015 Blog 5 0

MMGN Updates

Status
Updating..
Username

zurczner, Matrix6 commented on If you missed the P.T. demo, an indie dev has recreated it

zurczner 23 hours ago
Username

brueh is now Level 2!

brueh 1 day ago
Username

Mickyt888, Kazanagii commented on PlayStation Plus members will soon be able to vote for their freebies

Mickyt888 1 day ago
Username

Booth, wiackbone commented on Project CARS review

Booth 2 days ago