It appears the 3DS has been a failure so far with there already having been a huge price cut and several third party titles being canceled. The 3D feature is simply not something a kid can enjoy because 100% of kids have ADD these days and are not capable of holding the 3DS still. They have to jitter and move around because of the hyperactivity we are used to thanks to things like the internet and ipods where we constantly have something exciting us and alerting us. Gone are the days where someone settles down with a nice book and patiently holds it still while reading it. I don't know if kids can read these days actually. They know enough to google search porn and send offensive messages on PSN but that's about it. They spell terribly. Aside from that the 3DS hardware is lackluster. The games I've played don't look impressive at all. Take into account the 3D makes the graphics look worse and it's just a huge mess in that department. As for the crowd that says graphics don't matter, well, frankly there aren't any good games out for 3DS other than OOT3D and that's an experience most of us have already had. My last criticism of the 3DS before addressing the WIIU is that it isn't impressive as a portable media device. It originally launched without a web browser but they have since released one for the device. Still, you can't stream videos on the 3DS unless you use the Nintendo Video service. The service does not allow you to pick the videos you want to watch and instead forces out videos Nintendo wants you to watch. Really ridiculous idea in this day and age. People enjoy the freedom of the internet and being able to look at what they want to. We are blessed so that we don't have to listen to little wayne. We can go on youtube and watch whatever we want. People don't like the old standard of TV and Radio picking what they should listen to. We like freedom and Nintendo must understand that. Now for the WiiU. Apparently it'll feature graphical capabilities similar to the PS3 and 360. I can't help but think this is too little too late. I'm also skeptical as to how much third party support the console will receive. If the console doesn't sell well, the developers will surely abandon ship. Also Nintendo refuses to implement features found on other consoles. They won't add a system similar to the trophy/achievement system (they didn't add it to 3DS and they haven't mentioned it being on WiiU), they won't fix their online gaming setup (still using friend codes? Even if it's just one it's stupid), and they aren't adding support for DVD and blu-ray playback. I already own a PS3 which will play DVD and blu-ray but it just feels cheap for them not to add these basic features. The video game companies have to stop being lazy. Smart phones and tablets do basically everything these days and they support small developers who want to create software. With the consoles they've attempted to move in that direction with DLC and WiiWare but they need to open it up more. Let small developers create programs not just games. I really like Nintendo and will be buying the WiiU. I purchased the 3DS on launch as well and I own a Wii, DS lite and still have possession of my Gamecube. I also bought a Sega Dreamcast on launch though and I loved it. Nintendo seems to be heading in the wrong direction and I would hate to see a world with no Nintendo. I don't know if I could live anymore.