Writer Leo Stevenson says, "This isn’t going to win me any popularity contests, but I can’t possibly be the only person who was left less than impressed after watching Nintendo’s most recent Nintendo Direct, can I? Sure, I can admit that there was some interesting, even promising, news revealed last night. But for every interesting tidbit there were just as many “announcements” that either only confirmed what we already knew, were “too little too late” or a thin smokescreen frantically attempting to veil the truth. That truth? That the Wii U is struggling to find traction with consumers, is failing to shift the numbers Nintendo were hoping for and is once again a Nintendo console without much of any third-party support."