This seems to be a trend: make a three-quarters baked product (or less) that nobody really wants and then sell them at less than the cost it takes to produce them.
Besides selling the $300 Wii below cost, there’s the game factor too.
Nintendo is optimistically projecting that it will sell an average of 4.4 games for each of the 5.5 million Wii U systems it expects to sell before the fiscal year is over in March.
I vauegly remember hearing the game listings for the Wii U and I can tell you, there are so star games in that list. Between now and March, maybe, but it’s going to be a tough sell.