I thought they wouldn't come with something that would bore me more than Gamecube did, but WiiU did and then some. It's just not a good system. Just a handful of worthwhile games, even for a Nintendo enthousiast, and besides maybe Mario Kart (surprisingly) none that are really a step forward of that bring new and inspired things. There was no progress in WiiU. And then ofcourse the objective reasons; droughts, mediocre system with mediocre features. Now it will get even worse because practically everything is going to be ported to Switch, which basically makes WiiU a pointless, throwaway system nobody really needs. There was some potential, I thought so before release at least, but Nintendo dropped the ball hard on this one.
For the record:
N64 > SNES = NES >> Wii >> GC >> WiiU
N64 is the best, the whole 5th gen was the best, the whole last part of the '90s/first few years of the '00s were the Golden Age. Everything was a classic, too many new ideas to count. And yes, the N64 controller was also the best. Then I guess SNES, which had awesome games, but I probably like NES, because it has awesome games, just as much as SNES. Wii had plenty of cool stuff, new stuff with new ideas, and it got me back into console gaming so it's after the classic consoles. GC after Wii, a few good games, but not that many. System itself was solid, so it wins easily over WiiU, which has almost nothing going for it sadly.