It's funny how everyone loves to blame the Wii U for Publishers lack of initiative to be creative and fully embrace the hardware that the Wii U provides. I don't actually blame the developers for this; its obvious the Publishers are who stymy creativity in order to have carbon copies of games released on every system. Maybe I am in a weird position; but I do not want carbon copy ports of games I can play on my PS3, Xbox360, or PC for that matter. I want new experiences, different experiences. It's frustrating to me that we mostly get garbage.
Not that the Wii U didn't have some questionable design decisions. For one the hard drive was rather lackluster. At least it's easy enough to add more space. The other weird decision was not including an adapter, in box, to connect to a cable modem. Yet again, cheap and easy fix, but still a vexing decision.
The power of the system to me is perfectly fine. Speaking from someone who is in possession of a killer gaming PC -- the most gorgeous game I've played was the Witcher 2. That game was able to port over to the Xbox360 and PS3 and be serviceable. I highly doubt that the new consoles coming out would be able to handle the Witcher 2 at full settings anyways. Even if they could its not that huge of a difference. By the way the cost of a PC that can maximize the potential of such a game is upwards of 2,000 dollars (even more if you want to play with ridiculously smooth frame rates). Do gamers really think Sony or Microsoft would be daft enough to release a console that cost anywhere near that price point? They have to be somewhat competitive with the Wii U's price point I would think.
I guess my point is graphics aren't a selling point for the consoles to me. I want fun games and sincerely wish that publishers and developers would build games to the strengths of the consoles instead of releasing carbon copies across all the mediums. Aren't the conversations between fanboys so riveting this generation. Well my system slightly rendered the shadow quality better. Well my system has a slightly better sky box. Jeez. what pedestrian comparisons.