Sigh - all is not doom and gloom for the Wii U. Ultimately, Wii U sales are not an issue because Nintendo has pockets as deep as the Marianas Trench, they can afford to support this console just as they supported the GameCube. The GameCube was a financial failure but does it matter when it produced first-party classics like Metroid Prime, Super Mario Sunshine, Super Smash Brothers Melee, Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Pikmin, Luigi's Mansion and Pokemon Colosseum (and Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - sort of), and a good bunch of third-party games too?I really get the feeling that this upcoming E3 will truly decide whether or not the Wii U can be salvaged.
If the Wii U ends up like that then I doubt many people will mind that it didn't make back its money. Talk of abandoning the Wii U and working on a "truly next-gen console" is pure hogwash. (And, by the way, if Super Mario 3D World's graphics aren't next-gen, then I don't know what is.)