Agreed with Cokebeard. I think the Wii U is going to be a big failure. Nintendo is saying it's their attempt to bridge the gap between the family gamers they usually appeal to and the hardcore gamers who buy PS3 and Xbox.
Problem is, the new remote is too ridiculous for the serious gamers. That thing looks crazy bulky. Hardcore gamers will not go for it.
Also from what I've heard the Wii U graphics are better than Wii but not up to par with PS3 and Xbox. This might be proven wrong, but it doesn't surprise me.
With the exception of N64, I've been disappointed in every Nintendo purchase since. They just don't have the games to make their system worth while.