Nintendo also needed more oomph. Wii’s lack of high-definition output was a non-issue in 2006, but as of late it has become a real sore spot with gamers — and game developers, who want the most powerful machines possible. While Nintendo did not reveal much in the way of technical specifications or its targeted price for the upcoming console, it did say the Wii successor would deliver graphics in 1080p and feature HDMI output.
But if Nintendo can develop some killer apps and communicate effectively to consumers, the addition of touch controls to home games could prove just as appealing to casual players as the Wii was. The best games for Wii U might be played with one finger.
Oh I know that, and I also know that Wii U wasn't one of the original goals. Still, once Wii U was known there's no doubt that some people funded it just for a Wii U version and having the devs go from "This runs great!" to "oh its too challenging" without much updates at all was what really angered me especially considering how after the cancellation they censored discussion of the Nintendo version because people were rightfully angry.