I think Ninty needs to either have a mass change in the marketing image of the Wii U or simply drop the price down to $200, hope it sells, and hope to recoup the losses with strong software sales. A $200 system would definitely look more appealing than what the competition is selling it at and they will have the games to justify the purchase. But I am not sure if Ninty is willing to do it. Nor am I completely convinced that they have proved to customers the specialty of the Wii U to force upgrades from the Wii and other systems. And that is where the heart of the problem exists with Wii U. It is a confusing system. It shares the name with the Wii but in most regards, quite a different system than the Wii. It has this tablet controller that is cool but seemingly useless.
Everything about it just so opposite of the Wii which was clear on its marketing image and purpose. Personally I don't think it is possible to really change that hold marketing brand they started with after a year so I think they should opt for the massive price drop when Mario Kart comes out.
Oh and nice to talk to you again Seece. Been awhile.