Gotta love the constant "Nintendo go third party threads". I've been hearing this nonsense for 15+ years, and from what I've heard, it's been like that for years before. The fact is that people want their games. They're just upset that they have to buy another console for it. I can guarantee that if Nintendo put out a console similar to the competition with the same features, online, and games. People still wouldn't buy their console s due to brand loyalty. There has always been a "kiddie" stigma behind Nintendo, that keeps people from buying their consoles. I'd compare it to how kids act in school, they don't want to be different and be made fun of, just like people don't want to be made fun of for gaming on Nintendo. Can't tell you how many times I have been treated like shit just because of the video game system I own, like they think they're better than others because of their choice. But you guys have to deal with it. If you want their games, buy their consoles, just like if Nintendo gamers want uncharted or halo, they have to buy those consoles.
Actually Nintendo put out two consoles similar to competition: Gamecube and Wii U - nobody was interested in them.
The Wii U didn't have a hard drive, 3rd party, an ethernet port, basic online features, a good price point in comparison to the competition based on specs, ect. Add to the fact the Wii wasn't getting games anymore while the 360 and PS3 were, the launch was bad, Nintendo wasn't putting out games regularly unlike the Wii which got Fire Emblem, Metroid and Zelda in the 1st year. Wii U was objectively a terrible console in terms of features and consistency of releases, it didn't even get an exclusive Zelda game. It was nothing like the competition or any Nintendo console before it. GC was following the decline of nintendo hardware that has happened with all platforms outside of the 7th gen. It got less 3rd party than the PS2, hell I even think PS2 released as many in house IPs as the GC that gen. That mini disc stuff wasn't going to beat out PS2. Anyway, to respond to the Uncharted/Halo comment, I couldn't care less about Uncharted, but I still like the PS4 because it offers lots of non-inhouse releases multiplat or exclusive. That's why it's selling, the 3rd party games push the hardware.