Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter claims that Nintendo created the Wii U Pro Controller because Activision would not bring Call of Duty to the platform without a standard Gamepad.
"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,” said Pachter. "Activision never said anything to me, but I know that 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 who was not a fan of the Wii, is remaining skeptical on the Wii U. "I just think that they really believe that, 'If we're still novel, everything we do will work, '" said Pachter. "This isn't going to work. 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."