Ninemsn games writes: You're forgiven for forgetting the Wii U is actually a thing. Nintendo's successor to the Wii — the console that went on to break all kinds of records before selling in excess of 100 million units — has failed to make an impression on gamers since launching eight months ago.
Nintendo even missed a prime opportunity at last week's E3 to showcase the console's potential, instead opting for an online presentation unveiling a number of solid — but hardly blockbuster — new games.
The problem has been marketing: no one knows exactly what the Wii U does, or what makes it so special, and people expect Nintendo products to innovate, just as the Wii did. There's nothing, at least that we know of, that sets the Wii U apart from what came before it.