If I didn't already own one, today's Nintendo Direct definitely would have pushed me to fix that situation [and quickly].
The Wonderful 101
SMT x Fire Emblem
Wind Waker HD
Zelda Wii U Information
Monolith Soft's new game [X]
...Yes. Yes please. I need them. Now.
Add to that titles already in development [Mario/Mario Kart/SSB4 for the Wii U], as well as currently released titles, and it would easily have gotten me to purchase a console immediately [again, if I didn't already own the one I purchased at launch].
Maybe in a couple years when my daughter is old enough to start gaming.
It's the same old Nintendo stuff ... which is fine, it's just not my wheel house anymore.
So no, they haven't increased the urgency of needing a Wii U.
Hell, Sony gives us HD remakes in packs, Wind Walker will be single disc with "slight game play tweaks and like one added dungeon. I know I prefer Sony's way of doing it - Nintendo should have done WW+TP at least.
I was always gonna get one because I knew games would come. Has it convinced me to get one sooner? Not really. But it made me for excited for when I eventually do get it. I'll have lots of games I want to play.
Still gonna wait as long as possible until I can get a new premium bundle for $250. F-Zero or Wave Race are the only things that will change my mind at this point. Smash is a system seller if they promise and show that it plays more like Melee.
I'm probably gonna wait till $250 because none of this will happen.
I had a hard time with Zelda before but OoT 3D got me back in, so I'm hyped for Wind Waker HD. I hadn't played Mario Kart since Super Circut but Mario Kart 7 showed me the series is still relevant and I loved the online play. Mario Kart U? I'm in. I have never played a Smash Bros but always wanted to, I love PS All-Stars, this is the time to jump in so Smash Bros 4 for me as well, beside Namco is doing it. I don't have much knowledge of Monosoft but that Xenobladd HD stuff looked stunning. I have never tried Monster Hunter but I always wanted to, I'm on board 3: Ultimate on Wii U. I haven't even started Bayonetta yet but I love the designs and Platinum so of course I'm excited about Bayonetta 2 - and now also of The Wonderful 101. I wasn't that into the Mario Galaxy games but a new one has me intrigued. I guess I'll be in sometime in 2013-2014.
If the publication I'm working for gets review copies then I'm in in 2013, if not, I'll wait until next year. But I want the 2 system updates to get released first.
From the start I knew I would be getting a WiiU at some point (i'm to big of a zelda/smash fan to not get one), but I am hardly convinced to get one right now.
The future looks decent, but I haven't a clue when that future is... when that future gets closer then I might be convinced to get a Wii U but it's very doubtful most of the games that interest me will release this year (bayonetta 2, smash bros, new zelda, megaten x fire emblem, xenobladeish thing) Heck they might not all be out by the end of next year, so I can easily wait until it looks like games I actually want to play are actually going to be released.
Plus with the waiting I can get it after the price cut which will make it closer to the price I want to pay.