I don't know if it's worse but at the end of the N64, GameCube, and Wii console lives, it felt like Nintendo had just given up then, too. It's like a pattern where they start strong with all of this promise and then there's a period where the home console is just left to die a premature and horrible death.
Thank God for portable consoles, I guess.
I'd say the Wii U was worse, at least with those consoles, they had a multiple good-great years for a while before being left for dead. The Wii U was worse because 2014 was its only really good year, and even then it wasn't that great compared to even the Switch's weakest year so far, 2018 which still beats all 4 Wii U years combined. Third party support was rock bottom for the Wii U, so it just made the lack of solid Nintendo titles for months on end more painful.