Last night, Nintendo's president, Satoru Iwata, briefed the world (and their investors), on their plans as a company moving forward. The Wii U, and the mistakes they have made, was a pretty big focus obviously.
The good news is that they realize that there's a problem and are working on solutions to get the Wii U in more households and utilize the unique functionality of the console. The not-so-good news is that we'll have to wait until May 2014 for Mario Kart 8.
There's a lot to digest, from their desire to push into the "wellness" category, to NFC capabilities in the GamePad, so make sure to set aside some time to read through their briefing.
Check out their entire report, right here: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/library/events/140130/.
It's an entirely new system that will change the way you experience entertainment. For the first time, experience your favorite Nintendo worlds in crystal clear high definition. The New Wii U GamePad controller removes the traditional barriers between you, your games, and your TV by creating a second window into the video game world. It incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio LCD touch screen, as well as traditional button controls and two analog sticks.