There have been a lot of posts out there stating that the Wii U is dead and that Nintendo is in trouble, so I won't talk about that here. This post will cover my interactions with the system. I only recently purchased the Wii U Deluxe system. There were a couple of reasons why I picked this system up; TVii and Pikmin 3.
I am very intrigued by the TVii application, but it still needs quite a bit of development work. I like the fact that I can use the Wii U Gamepad to control my TV and that I can interact with others via the TV Tag as I am watching TV shows. This is a great feature, but limited to live TV. It would be great of the TVii could interface with TiVo or some other DVR system and let you interact with recorded shows since there are a lot of people that are "time shifting" their TV watching. People are really starting to leverage the "second screen" during TV shows and TVii could be a real asset to the Wii U. The best part about TVii is that the Wii U doesn't necessarily become your media machine. You can still use your standard cable box and DVR. The Wii U then stands out from the Xbox One as it doesn't try to become your home media machine.
Now I have never played Pikmin 1 or 2 but when I read a review of this game I thought it sounded pretty interesting. I really like strategy games and this one had a different twist to strategy than most games.
The graphics on this game are superb. It is really fascinating to walk around Earth as a miniature creature, plucking Pikmin out of the ground and hurling them at enemies and barriers. This game is challenging from the beginning and makes you want to keep playing. I have been using the Gamepad to play this game and the controls take some getting used to. I have read that using the Wiimote and Nunchuck make the controls a bit easier so will have to give that a try.