Man the fact that someone on here didn't know the Wii U existed for a long time is one of the better anecdotes I've seen for what a disaster it was.
The first time I found out the Wii U existed was in 2015 when I saw it on display in an electronics store. It was hooked up to a TV and people could try out Mario Kart 8. I took a glance at it and thought: "What in the world is this?" The gamepad confused me, so I ended up just ignoring it and kept walking.
It took until the Switch released that I learned what this weird looking thing even was. Only when Splatoon 2 released I found out that that franchise existed.
Mind you I was a kid and barely ever used the internet.