It's too expensive because of a tablet that I don't want (and hasn't been used creatively yet), so it can't be the "second system" that Nintendo has relied on for the past few generations. Seriously, I had the PS1 and the N64, then the PS2 and Gamecube, then the PS3 and Wii, but the WiiU is way too expensive to buy just so I can have a few decent Nintendo exclusives.
The graphics are a generation behind, which would be fine if there was a flood of creative games being released for it.
The Virtual Console is kind of pointless. This was a huge problem with the Wii as well, a bunch of great games were released at the beginning, and then nothing.
The number of games that have been released or are going to be released that are interesting, I can count on one hand with fingers to spare.
I'm not a Business major or anything, but I CAN tell you what would need to happen for me to buy a WiiU:
1. Drop the price, either by making the tablet cheaper, or dropping it fully.
2. In between huge releases, have as many smaller e shop games as possible. I don't mean indie stuff (although that would help), I mean really simple games Nintendo makes themselves. If a person working on the next Mario game wants to make an arcadey shooter or simple platformer with a cool little twist, let them! Not only is it a more steady stream of content, but who knows what interesting stuff might be created (and possibly made into new franchises)
3. Make the Virtual Arcade worthwhile. What Jeff and the other guys thought NES remix was GOING to be sounded awesome. Release as many old NES/SNES/Sega games as possible, but give people a reason to buy them instead of just downloading roms. This could be as simple as putting up online leaderboards for each game, weekly challenges, or little rewards if you beat the game (say an 8-bit master sword for your Mii if you beat the original Zelda).
4. Release some goddamned games. If I bought a WiiU tomorrow, I'd buy Super Mario World, and maybe Pikmin 3. After that, what else is there? Smash Bros and that Fire Emblem X Shin Megami game sounded interesting. There's no Zelda, no Metroid, no F-zero, no Kid Icarus, no EarthBound, and nothing else. It's annoying because Nintendo has by far the best IPs in the video game industry, but instead of using them, it's just Mario games over and over. I'd KILL to see them go back to their older games and re-imagine them. Imagine Balloon Fight as a multiplayer deathmatch party game, or Excitebike as a Trials Evolution style racer, or a new Ice Climbers. Hell, try to do stuff that wasn't first party. I'd LOVE to see a new Star Tropics or City Connection.
The LAST thing I want to see is Nintendo pumping out a bunch of pointless garbage for mobile devices.
As much as I love GTAV, I have to give it to Sleeping Dogs.
Sleeping Dogs is just a better, more focused game. I really loved Michael, Franklin, and Trevor, and I loved how it was basically a story of three people with terrible pointless lives and how they deal with it. But Wei Shen is just a really great, funny, well acted character.
Sleeping Dogs combat system was really unique for an open world driving game, and I loved how even when you start getting guns, you usually don't use them unless something huge is going on.
After playing a ton of each game, I still want to go back and play more Sleeping Dogs, and that's something I don't feel about GTAV
EDIT: Also, it's bullshit that Deadly Premonition was voted out. Shame on you all.
A woman spilled coffee on herself and got burned and sued McDonald's...
I don't mean to call you out, but this lady gets mentioned constantly when people talk about frivolous lawsuits and its unfair.
The coffee she bought was from a machine that was either broken or not set correctly. Yeah, she spilled the coffee, but it was served incorrectly by McDonald's. The coffee was so hot it basically peeled huge chunks of her skin off, fused her genitals shut, and required skin grafts (there are pictures online). Originally she only wanted assistance paying the medical bills, but McDonald's was basically acting like nothing was wrong. Her kids took it to court I believe, and the original settlement was pretty large, but it was continually reduced afterwards, so she really didn't get all that much money.
Honestly, I would have agreed with the OP if this were an earlier launch, but this one IS a bit different. Sony is pushing hard with their indie games, and so far it looks like they're going to have a steady flow of releases between PSN offerings and disc based stuff. Yeah, maybe it'll turn out that launch PS4s all explode when you look at them funny, but honestly, Sony doesn't have a terrible track record as far as quality goes. My near launch PS1 is still with me and still works as well as it did the day I got it. My PS2 has a laser issue, but it'll still play everything but San Andreas. My PS3 I got a year after launch still works fine, although I do have a controller that acts up from time to time.
Honestly, I know this is pretty silly, but I'm really just tired of this generation and want a new experience. Ever since The Last of Us came out, it felt like the PS3 had done all it could, but it still stayed around for another 6 months. I want something new now.