The Wii U is almost a year old, and according to latest data, lifetime sales are ~3.95 million, which is very poor, below the GC if I´m not mistaken.
Anyway, with everything you knew about the system before its launch, would you have said 'no way' if someone, back in November 2012, had told you "I bet a year from now the system will be labeled a disaster"?
With your own opinions on the direction Nintendo went with the Wii´s successor, have the system´s very poor sales surprised you?
Back at E3 2006, when Sony announced the "599 Dollars" as the PS3 price, I just knew it wouldn´t go well, even if it was the successor to the almighty PS2.
With the Wii U, I admit I didn´t know what to think, had mixed feelings, didn´t think it´d do well as the Wii did in its first year, but never imagined it´d be selling below the GC...guess most people feel that way?
This is not about a possible turnaround for the system, it may very well happen, it´s just about the system´s first year.