The Wii U supports the traditional business model, so if you want to preserve that you should support Nintendo. The Wii U is a solid machine and very user friendly.
At the very least, if you were holding out for the Xbox One and now realize it's going to be DOA, you should feel pretty good about getting a Wii U.
Yeah, I'm waiting to see what they have in store for the second half of the year. I kind of get the feeling that Nintendo was planning on releasing more games the first half of the year, but after the Wii U's slow start and the impending release of the PS4 and Xbox One, they decided to backload the second half.
I haven't bought a Wii U yet, but if they give me something to get excited about at E3, I'll most likely have one before the end of the summer.
Meh, there's just not enough games on the U right now for it to be worth buying at this point IMO. The One will likely have most of the games i'm interested in, i'll probably end up buying that a year after it's release when the price has gone down, and if the Wii U gets more quality titles that maybe i'll buy one, but for now i'm uninterested and don't really have the space or money to support another console anyways.
Nintendo said they were scaling back their press conference at E3 this year, which does not bode well for them. To me that shows that they don't have a lot of confidence in the system, they jumped the gun too quickly and probably should've waited another year before launching.
If people but it then it raises the install base and more developers will support it. If no one buys it then Nintendo will have to kill it to appease the stockholders, and we may lose the last home console that has value for collectors.
I urge any collectors to buy it now if you can.
Yes, I really wish that one of the companies would hire Sega's old marketing team for console naming. Like the systems or not (you should like them), the Genesis, Saturn and Dreamcast were fun, cool names. The coolest name we've had since those came out is a tie between Xbox and Gamecube. Two systems that were just named after what they look like. Have phone companies used up all the cool names or something?
Xbox 360 is just an arbitrary number thrown on to the end of the original console ("So you've done a full 360 and are releasing the same system again? I don't understand"), and Xbox One is an even stupider arbitrary number thrown onto the end ("So this time I'm sure that you're just releasing the original Xbox again"). Playstation is a boring name, but at least they stopped trying and just incremented the numbers so we know what the hell we're getting. I think enough has been said about how bad the name Wii is, and I can't believe Nintendo decided that the best thing to do would be to make it stupider. The next Nintendo console will just be a string of pronouns spelled stupidly - The Nintendo Wii U Hii (pronounced He) Shii (pronounced she) Mii (nevermind those already exist *sigh*) Iit (pronounced eat for some reason) Shklii (gender neutral).
Mark my words, in 5 years, the Nintendo Wii U Hii Shii Iit Shklii will be released.