The problem with your analogy is we've long since realized the Wii U is a console for Nintendo fans both faithful and returning. Except for those who are simply interested in pointing out how dead it is every month I don't think most realists paying attention to the industry have those kinds of expectations.
I guess it depends how you want to look at the consoles numbers. The bump was an ok number. But if you are only comparing it against the current mainstream consoles then you'll be safe in seeing the console as "dead" every month.
I genuinely can't remember Microsoft skipped a month of a NPR press release, I suppose they got (rightfully) mocked for the *Xbox Family nonsense a few months back, but even when they got clowned last month, they still had a press release out on embargo time. Numbers must be absolutely dreadful.