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Pachter: "Sometimes, I Add Two And Two And Get Seven"

Posted on Monday, July 30 @ 15:09:47 Eastern by

Back in mid-July, Michael Pachter surmised that Nintendo "gave in" when Activision asked them to make a conventional controller for their upcoming Wii U console. This prompted Coffeewithgames to email Pachter on why he believed this was the case without revealing any factual evidence, setting off a chain of responses that lead to one curious statement from Pachter.

First, the charge made by Coffeewithgames:
If you want to go around saying the world is [sic] flat, when the facts prove otherwise, you certainly can do that, but don't be surprised when people don't take you seriously. I was actually trying to get clarification on the issue, and see how you reached the 'opinion' you did. That's my point.
Pachter's answer?
You have a right to your opinions, and you of course have a right to think that my opinions must be based on facts. However, it is my view that my opinions can be based on whatever I see around me, and putting two and two together gets me to opinions all the time. Sometimes, I add two and two and get seven [sic], but I still add two and two.
So the mere act of adding (or analyzing, if we follow this analogy) is more important than the answer... umm, this is the same kind of logic that the engineers used when building the levees for New Orleans' dams. Of course, math is probably the wrong comparison here. Analyst Michael Pachter is paid for his conjectures, not for his skills with rudimentary arithmetic.

That said, I wouldn't have made that preposition mainly because I don't think Nintendo needed to be forced by third parties to develop a lightweight controller that isn't burdened with the cost of the Wii U screen. It's already in their best interest to sell this on the mere basis that the cost of purchasing four screen controllers would be way out of the price range for most consumers, myself included.

If anything, this confirms that Pachter is a pundit, not a newsman.

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