Nintendo is in a bad place. In case you missed the news this week, Nintendo's earnings are down, and the Wii U in particular is suffering from terrible sales.
Nintendo's answer? Well, that really isn't clear. Promises have been made to make more out of the GamePad on the Wii U and also to put Nintendo DS games on the Wii U. And, even, to enter the health entertainment market.
Can it all be fixed, or does Nintendo have to resort to mobile, an area that the company steadfastly insists will just be used for "marketing apps?" If Nintendo's serious about success, there's a path to success that hasn't been taken yet.