Oh Michael Pachter. Sometimes you say stuff that makes sense and we agree. Other times you seem to purposefully troll the Nintendo community that makes you look and sound like a more civilized version of Rush Limbaugh. Speaking about the Wii U during the latest episode of GameTrailer’s Bonus Round show, Pachter reiterated on a comment he made a few weeks ago where he said Nintendo fans were so stupid they’d buy a piece of cardboard with “Nintendo” on it. Now he says they’re not that stupid, but still stupid enough to buy a box with Nintendo on it. Pachter said:
“I don’t think Nintendo fans are so stupid they would buy a piece of cardboard. A box on the other hand, that says Nintendo on it, they probably would.”
Now, it clear here that Michael Pachter is joking — perhaps “joking” is the incorrect work. “Trolling” would suit it better. Every time Pachter trolls Nintendo fanboys (or any fanboys for that matter), he gets a lot of attention. And we, the press and media, are partially to blame for feeding the troll. But hey, news is news. We’re suckers for drama as much as anyone else
On the more serious side, Pachter’s professional opinion on Nintendo and its upcoming Wii U isn’t much more different. Earlier this year he said that the Wii U could become the next Dreamcast, and later, he plainly stated that “the Wii U won’t work“. I guess we’ll have to wait and see, Michael.