ZI writes: It’s getting to be that time again. Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft are squeezing the last few drops of entertainment out of their aging systems, and the next generation of consoles is waiting just around the corner. With Nintendo looking to re-establish themselves in the “hardcore” market, win back the support of respected third-party developers, and still retain the “casual” market they carved out with the Wii, all eyes are on the Wii U. With analysts like Michael Pachter saying Nintendo is at least two years overdue for a new console, and others believing the Wii U is launching prematurely, there are plenty of questions surrounding the upcoming system. Is Nintendo releasing the Wii U at the right time?