To sum it up, its all in the picture! [picture removed by mod due to language]
The Wii launched in 2006 basically was a supercharged/overclocked Gamecube which Nintendo sold at a premium.
Now they match the currrent gen hardware with WiiU, and try to do the trick again of giving a gimmick control, like Wiimote was, but this time with a pretty bulky one touch (no multitoch) stylus like supersized 3DS screen.
The Wiimote was so inaccurate, then they let people pay for the Plus addon to fix it. I still can't believe how Nintendo fanboys still believe that the WiiU will be 3 to 6 x as powerful as a PS3/360, knowing the ways of Nintendo (also their underpowered 3DS, compare it to the PSVitas hardware) and on top of that even believe the retail price will be as low as 299 bucks.
How is it possible to buy a 3 x to 6 x as powerful console as the 360/PS3, with a pretty pricy tablet controller for 299 bucks? I'll tell you, its NOT possible. If the PS3 sells for around 250 bucks, you can't get anything 3 x to 6 x as powerful with an expensive controller for just 50 bucks more.
The last and not the least factor. How can a console be named next gen, if the drive used will still be DVD? Even the next XBOX will have a BluRay in it.
I call the WiiU current gen. Its also the reason why they just took the Wii name and added a U, the U from Upgrade, not next gen.
<message edited by cgoodno on Friday, October 12, 2012 4:54 PM>