I sold video games at the time it came out so yeah I remember the hype and I remember how many of those were sold back to us. Easily 60% of those sold were sold back to us within the first month.
Seems amazingly popular.
As for the graphics... I've been looking up the screenshots and play videos of the Wii U and it looks like shit. And there are people in forums all over complaining about it.
I haven't seen anybody online happy about this besides you and I frequent game forums.
That is not dead which can eternal lie and withs strange aeons even death may die.