The WiiU seems to be the combination of the 2 consoles, Dreamcast and Gamecube.
The Dreamcast saw some love during it's launch and actually got a banging good Launch Line up, With the likes of Sonic Adventure, Marvel vs Capcom, Power Stone, Soul Calibur, and more.
The WiiU comparably had a really good launch line up, with Darksiders 2, Assassin's Creed 3, New Super Mario Bros. U, and Tekken Tag 2 leading the line up.
However one thing that probably did the Dreamcast in was the fact it was a couple of months early behind the PS2 which had INCREDIBLE hype back in 2000.
WiiU has a similar fate as it seems with not just one console, but 2, the Xbox One and PS4. It should be noted that the PS4 seems to be the more favorable of the two so it makes a great comparison when comparing the WiiU to the Dreamcast.
As much as I would like to continue with the Dreamcast and WiiU comparisons I think they stop here and this is where the WiiU starts acting like a Gamecube.
Despite getting such titles like Resident Evil, Deus Ex, Assassin's Creed, Batman, and Splinter Cell, WiiU is not doing too well in the 3rd Party department and sales are an all time low for the Games. Much like the Gamecube which would obtain Games like Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid, Prince of Persia, Hitman, and (yes) Splinter Cell they would perform lower than the Xbox and PS2 counter parts.
Most of this is partly due to Nintendo's "Kid" Image. During the Gamecube era many saw the Gamecube as a Kid console and only just that, They would have the games fit for a Mature Audience, but the Mature Audience wouldn't buy the game for a Nintendo Console because they wouldn't see it as a Mature gaming experience. Which is exactly what the WiiU is getting, many are considering the WiiU to be a "Casual" Console or a Console for Kids, despite getting games that would appear to appeal to a Older and more Hardcore Audience.
Despite many Attempts from Nintendo to get the Hardcore back from the Playstation using such tactics like getting Resident Evil Exclusives, Metal Gear Solid Remake and making hits like Metroid Prime, Gamecube was only matching the Xbox or trailing behind them.
WiiU seems to be seeing the same fate. Despite having Monster Hunter as a Console Exclusive (lol), Despite getting Bayonetta 2 as an Exclusive, and despite making masterful games like Pikmin 3, the WiiU is failing to catch up with the PS4 and Xbox One.
And Gamers and Major 3rd Party Developers couldn't give one dime.
This year will see to it if the WiiU becomes more of a Dreamcast (cancellation of the console barely making 2 years in the market) or a Gamecube (a true underdog of the generation).
TL;DR is the Title.