Analyzing a company's position and their marketing strategy with consoles is often of little interest to me: I'm not an investor, and sometimes the conversations feel like a slightly more sophisticated version of people arguing about the CONSOLE WARS™ on forums. Bleh. And yet I walked out of a Nintendo preview event yesterday with one thought on my mind: why would someone buy a Wii U when they can just buy a 3DS?
Trying to pit a Wii U against other consoles doesn't work. Third-party wise, it's as if the console is playing catch-up with current gen titles (do people really want to buy a console to play stuff that's been out for over a year?), and despite promises, the support isn't likely to improve in the future.