Michael Pachter previously claimed that the Wii U Pro Controller exists because Activision forced Nintendo to develop it. Earlier today, Pachter confessed that no one actually told him this was the case; his claim was just “an educated guess.” However, Pachter still believes that Nintendo was pressured by third-party developers to make the Wii U Pro Controller.
“I am putting two and two together to conclude that Activision put pressure on them. 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.”
“If the Pro Controller is for multiplatform games, that means it is for third-party games. 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.”