GenGAME writes: "The dedicated Nintendo fanbase knows about it. The games industry knows about it. Does the mainstream know about it? The system is now appearing in TV and online advertisements, retail and specialty stores, and even a dedicated mall tour that’s set to kick off on Monday, but we still hear – pretty frequently, I might add – that the mainstream consumer, if he or she has even heard of Wii U, still tends to think it’s a new Wii controller.
"In the face of such an environment, it doesn’t look like Wii U is going to really be a big hit with the mainstream population – at least, not in the way that Wii was. Don’t take that to be a death sentence for the system, however. In fact, the mainstream population getting “left behind” in a way with the jump to next-gen reminds me of another of Nintendo’s generational leaps: the leap from NES to the Super NES."