I don't get why so many people bring up the Wii U's hardware capabilities. Sure it isn't going to be as powerful as the next PlayStation or the next Xbox but do you know why? According to the source of all knowledge (Wikipedia), Out of Nintendo's top 25 sold games on the Wii, 23 of them were developed and published by Nintendo, the exceptions being (sigh) Just dance 1 & 2. In fact most of the best selling games on the Wii are Nintendo's own. Therefore wouldn't it be logical for Nintendo to design a console based on what their development teams would want?
The Wii U has the capacity for some 3rd party development since its a hell of a lot more capable then the Wii was in some major areas but seeing as Nintendo's own developers make most of the highly rated games on the Wii, why should Nintendo enter the 3rd party development warzone where console owners are always pushing for more for their own console to be ahead like when Assassin's Creed 4 was declared outright that the PlayStation version would have exclusive content. Somewhere along the line Sony had to spend time/money/effort negotiating that bonus for the PS version and now Ubisoft have to build said content (costing time/money/effort) just to keep 1 console developer happy. How is this fair for the developers to have to come up with extra content, that doesn't mess with the lore or main story, which will only be accessible to a specific section of the market? Isn't building an entire game enough?
I'm happier knowing that Nintendo make their games complete and 100% designed for their console.(Ok, they are doing DLC's now but the first major DLC they have put forward, the Year of Luigi one, is pretty much the equivalent of a new Mario performer in terms of the number of new levels).
You might claim that 3rd developers want the powerhouse consoles to make their games on and no one can really deny that but in all honesty if you spend the time paying attention to the graphical differences or the frames per second of a game then stop wasting your time on consoles and get a machine that can put the performance of all consoles, including the PS4 and the 720 (when its specs get declared) and just get a proper gaming PC. Yep its expensive as hell in comparison (the one I'm currently wishing I could upgrade to is just over my monthy wage by itself...) but your pretty much a PC elitist already if graphics and fps matter to you that much.