Nintendo only have themselves to blame for the system's failure, if you ask me it's silly to "lose faith" in the industry just cause Nintendo were counting their chickens before they hatched. They let the success of the Wii get to their heads and assumed that people would buy the system regardless of anything else.
The Wii U would not have failed had they put more effort into getting better third-party support(something that's been a problem for Nintendo for many years now) and consequently a better selection of games, or had they marketed the system better. To this day people are still confused as to whether the Wii U is a new system or just an upgrade, and that's definitely hurt sales.
For me the golden age of gaming has barely begun, Xbox represents everything I love, I dig cinematic hyper-realistic games and military shooters, though that's not to say I don't like Nintendo's brand of gaming as well. I'm happy to own a 3DS, but so far i've seen no compelling reason to buy a Wii U, it just dosen't have that many games that look interesting to me.[/QUOTE]
Nintendo always puts out quality software? What a joke. Wii Music? I love how people think that the game industry has all of a sudden changed. It has been heading in this direction for twenty years! Also, Xbox and playstation have plenty of small, terrific indie games. The whole notion that all they have is big cinematic games is simply not true. The WiiU is dead and Nintendo only has to thank their out of touch, naive and pompous selves to thank for it.