Good article. This resonated with me as being a solid reason for why the Wii U has underperformed:
"The company, he believes, may have gotten spoiled by how easily audiences embraced the Wii, which resulted in some missteps as it rolled out its new system."
My brother's been an off and on Nintendo gamer because of my Nintendo consoles. He's young, so he's not really keeping up to date with gaming news. He had no idea there was a new Nintendo home console out because there's been bugger-all in the way of marketing for it.