Primary platform, as in the one you buy most of your games on - your mainstay in gaming.
There's this discussion going on, about how Nintendo can win back 3rd parties. Obvious answer, by its box becoming the primary platform for the core audience. The box we buy all our games on. Because otherwise, even if the Wii U eventually sells well, it'll be a secondary or tertiary platfrom, for us to play Nintendo's first party games on - which really doesn't help 3rd parties at all.
The only time Nintendo had me in that manner was with the SNES. I guess it just was the most desirable system at the time, with the most capable hardware and the most awesome games, a thing which hasn't been true for a Nintendo homeconsole in forever - at least if it's me who's talking.
So here's me asking, which Nintendo homeconsole systems qualified as your primary platform and why? Does the Wii U have a chance of being this for you? As far as I'm concerened, it's impossible for the Wii U to become my primary platform. It's just not technically capable of it.