MCV Pacific speculated that the Wii U is really just a stopgap system, and that the real successor to the Wii, is still to come. “It was never intended as a next generation console”. The Wii U is really supposed to a sort of uplift to Nintendo’s flagging fortunes, following the release of the 3DS and the plummeting sales of the Wii.
The Wii U was never given a new title, only more of an extended brand title. “This gives Nintendo an easy out if the Wii U doesn’t work.”
Considering that the Wii U was never intended to be a next generation console, does this mean that the Wii U is destined to fail? They plan to distance themselves down the way of the three-year track when the real successor will be released. Doing this may just be a way of being able to match the brutal efforts of Sony and Microsoft, “It was part of the Wii family, but this is what we’re actually doing for the future of gaming.”
Although, once you get past all of this, Nintendo seems to be quite pleased about how much people are talking about the release of the Wii U and the games that are going to be available for the system on launch. Just remember, although the Wii U isn’t the complete “next generation console” that we all hoped for. It’s still a brand new system from the company we all know and love. Who cares if this isn’t the next-gen. of gaming consoles for Nintendo. Because either way, it’s still a pretty damn cool system, and im definitely excited for the release of the new Wii. -Logan Horth
Source: Nintendo Life