By holding the next Zelda up as a launch title for the NX instead of releasing it for the Wii U sometime in the past two years, Nintendo has completed the slap in the face that was the entire Wii U experience. It's why I don't see myself buying a NX, even though I've owned most of the previous Nintendo consoles.
The Wii U was a disaster, and I say that as a Nintendo partisan.
- The base model doesn't have enough storage for even one AAA game download, and the deluxe model is barely any better.
- The only way to add a hard drive is via USB 2.0... and the USB 2.0 ports don't supply enough power to drive 95% of the USB hard drives on the market.
- Wonky built-in Wi-Fi and dodgy USB Ethernet adapter support make it difficult to get a reliable network connection. By the time Wii U came out, everyone else on the market had built-in wired Ethernet for some time.
- Nintendo's download servers are way underpowered; I've never seen as much as 50Mbps out of a download, never mind the 200Mbps I pay for. When games weigh in at multiple gigabytes, that's a problem.
- Online store purchases are virtually always list price. Physical copies are always substantially cheaper. And there's no way to load those physical copies into flash or the hard drive to improve load time or for mere convenience.
- The Gamepad. Short battery life. Glitchy resistive touchscreen. Heavy. Awkward to hold. Glossy slick surface, except for the very sharp case join around the circumference that digs into your hand, making a weight-adding case a necessity.
- First-party games that rely on the gamepad screen even when it makes absolutely no sense and interferes with gameplay. Starfox Zero, I'm looking at you.
- System software updates that don't apply themselves in the background.
- Blinking-light look-at-me push advertisements on the gamepad when the system is off.
And that's not even including Nintendo's inability to attract and retain third-party developers, or the general lack of power in the console itself. After all that, I don't trust Nintendo not to screw up the NX. Given Nintendo's corporate culture, I just don't see how they are going to compete with Microsoft and Sony on the console side, and with iOS/Android for casual gamers.