have you seen the sales figures for Nintendo in North America? They have the family gaming market cornered. Be real, what kid would opt out of getting a 3ds in order to get a PS VISTA? The WiiU is for all ages and it's not for the "hxc gaming" market which has been dominated by systems too busy trying to one-up eachothers graphics to focus on maintaining some sort of branding consistency. Since the mis-step of the gamecube, I'd say things have been getting better and better for nintendo fiends. Nothing will ever quite match the 8bit days tho, no way jose!