So I was looking at a different forum's thread, which is posting pictures from Miiverse. Since you can now access the Miiverse from a PC and such, it seems its easier to post pictures online and I'm seeing a lot all over the 'net. And then it hit me.|
One thing that I noticed from all the pictures is that, at this point in its launch, the Wii U actually has a good variety of good games when you take into account that no launch console has a truly excellent library until about a year or 2 into its life. The problem is that its library isn't very unique compared to the PS3 and 360, so if you were compare them with their massive libraries, its not a great comparison at all. Really, its only problem was that and its future, in terms of software, and securing it from now on, getting more when the PS4 and Nextbox are going to quite a bit stronger and 3rd parties don't seem to care.
So even though it launched as this kind of identity crisis Gamecube-like machine, maybe Nintendo realized quickly enough that they had made a huge mistake trying to compete on that level with Sony and Microsoft, and the reason they are so quiet is because they're trying to rebrand the Wii U as something else going into the future.
I've only played the Wii U at a friend's house, because I don't own one yet and nothing I played made me want yet, though its a fun enough machine. But when I see all those Miiverse shots and the community Nintendo is fostering, it makes me start wanting one. I wonder if this kind of word of mouth marketing is what Nintendo is going to try.