I don't want to make "another one of those threads" but really needed to get something off my chest. While trawling though some of the WiiU hacked and other threads I started thinking, "What is the WiiU and where does it fit." My first thought was a kids console. Being a parent myself I am thinking the Wii still fills this role very well. Given that under 6 year olds don't usually give a toss about graphics there would be no point in updating this console unless you are made of money. The only other reason to buy one would be if junior had just started to take an interest in more serious games and you had not yet invested in one of the other two. All in all the market share left for purchasing a kids console would be extremely small given it was already saturated several years ago. Moving on to a serious gamers console. Once again this was saturated a number of years ago. I was speaking with my Son the other day who has pretty much taken ownership of my old 360. I asked him if he was interested in a WiiU. The thought horrified him. Interestingly enough it had nothing to do with games, graphics or gadgets, it came down to friends. For him, the thought of walking away from the 30 or more people he has developed friendships and regularly games with horrified him. I got to thinking that many gamers are probably in the same boat and for them to walk away from there current gaming groups and comfort zones would take something extremely special. I am not sure any one here would class the WiiU as extremely special. I mean it's ok and has some nice features but special? Where does that leave the WiiU? I think it is sitting in a saturated market of established consoles, groups, and friends and is fighting for a spot with both the youngsters who have parents with no reason to update and the gaming community who are all waiting for the next big thing. The only market share the WiiU can hope to snare are the parents with cash to burn, the die hard Nintendo fans and possibly a portion of the new gamers just starting out into serious gaming. All in all this is a very small market share for the WiiU to latch onto and I think the reason it is struggling. For the WiiU to survive and succeed in the current saturated marked it would have to have come out with an almighty BANG! Instead it has come out with a slight fizz followed by a very small pop.