I love Nintendo and their IP's. I don't want to ridicule the Wii U or say that it isn't a respectable console like PS4/X1 are. I just feel like after buying a 3DS and being underwhelmed by it, it makes me want to put off purchasing a Wii U even more.
The 3DS had numerous appealing games I was interested in. None of them were groundbreaking or amazing. Just very good. Or one of many great games. But it lacked new IP's and overall new experiences.
This is the same problem I'm having with the Wii U (I've tried it over a friend's house).
Wind Waker HD is a great game but it's still a port.
Pikmin 3 is a great game but it's really similar to previous entries.
Tropical Freeze is a great game but it hasn't evolved much from previous entries.
New Super Mario Bros U is fun, but again, I've played games like it many times before.
And Mario 3D World is cool but the multiplayer is surprisingly boring.
I would definitely pick up these games,but they in themselves aren't a selling point.
I'm a huge Zelda fan and waiting on Zelda-U but seeing as Nintendo releases their games at IV-drip speed, Wii U is something I'll ultimately want but probably put off.