very recently nabbed hold of a cheap wii for the heck of it, hacked it and play it regularly now! my xbox 360 is gathering dust in a box never to be used again i expect.
point is, nintendo, for all their gimmicks, do tend to hit the nail with playable games. if wii was HD it would have been phenominal but alas ..
the new wiiu controller looks too bulky tho. cant see that being comfy to use for a long period of time, thankfully wiiu will be back compatible with wii controllers and hopefully games will still make use of them.
edit: also i was disappointed to learn that the new console will not enhance old wii games in HD, even though its technically possible (just look at running old wii games through the dolphin emulator). guess nintendo want us to rebuy games in HD sigh.