The 3DS is doing pretty well! The Wii U, however, is not. You know it, I know it, and you bet Nintendo knows it, because the company just announced a raft of changes and improvements they're bringing to the system (and the way it's marketed).

Recognising that the console needs to be marketed better, president Satoru Iwata said today that Nintendo will be making a bigger deal out of the Wii U's unique gamepad and its raft of capabilities. You can also expect better use of its NFC tools and an improved boot-up speed when playing games straight off the gamepad.

Live: Nintendo's Strategy Briefing to Address Future Direction [WSJ]

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