Re: Pretty offensive article.
Glad you like your WiiU, Steve, but I must take issue with a few of your points:
4. WiiU games work properly at launch instead of requiring massive day zero critical patches
Not entirely true. Of the half dozen WiiU games that we own, only 1 has not gone online and downloaded stuff on its first run (it's a console, I expect all of the games to work out of the box - the kids certainly don't want to sit there and watch a progress bar fill up).
5. Lack of third party support is a blessing not a curse [...] no gamer would ever buy one of these 'games'
"Third party" doesn't have to mean shovelware. I certainly enjoyed Arkham City on the WiiU, and I don't think that was developed by Nintendo.
7. There's no fees for online WiiU gaming, Splatoon + all it's dlc has been free
All the Splatoon extras might be free, but this isn't true of, say, Mario Kart. I can't say I was particularly put out by paying for the extra tracks/karts/characters, but there's no point in pretending that Nintendo are just giving this stuff away. They'd like you to by some amiibos, too. Still, it is nice that there's no charge for the privilege of online play.
9. Most games for the WiiU are half the price
High street prices are around the £40 mark for new releases. I do hope PS4/Xbone players aren't paying the best part of £100 for their games?
I don't think it's offensive to the dead to consider the fortunes of the company he was running.