Reports are coming in from analyst Michael Pachter stating that Activision forced Nintendo to create the Wii U Pro Controller to secure a Call of Duty game on the new platform.

He said, “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.”

Pacther went on to say that he believes the Wii U concept will likely fail this year.

With Activision and Treyarch hard at work on Call of Duty: Black Ops II, maybe this game is heading to the Wii U as a launch title. Treyarch isn’t saying much when asked about the Nintendo platform for Black Ops II. Treyarch is known for developing Wii games, as they developed Black Ops and Modern Warfare 3 for the Wii.


  • GromBloodboy

    Finally, an article on this console. Thank you!

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  • Anonymous

    Activision are dickheads.

    • sometimes yeah, but bringing CoD to the Wii U (if it’s gonna happen) is only a good thing

    • No, actually they aren’t. They are more than anything helping the Wii U get more developer attention by offering this controller. Nintendo knows that having a Call of Duty game is a MUST to gain some attention to this new platform.

  • what is this OMG wii :S

    • An excuse form Nintendo. Nintendo sucks

      • wdasda

        agree with nathan

  • Korflock

    This controller looks worse than the 360’s *_*

    • Rlusk84

      Billions of people around the world would disagree with you…

  • MomKirbyOK

    Who cares? WiiU is gonna blow.

    • wdasda

      your ass

  • Your an idiot

    That must be exactly why they said they have great ideas to execute with the touchscreen. Fucking idiot just cause an “analyst” says it doesn’t mean it’s true

  • Chicken man

    Nice imaginative design nintendo!

    Looks like the creators did a good unique job of differentiating it from the other controllers on the market.

  • dethklok


    Worse than the 360’s? I have both ps3 and 360 and both of their controllers are exactly the same. same button locations and functions, only thing different is button names