Garnett Murray writes an epic takedown of the Wii U. His commentary on system load times and are especially damming:
Keep in mind it took 25 seconds on average to return to the Wii U Menu after loading each of these others apps, so if you were to start each app listed above once and return to the Wii U menu afterward, it would take eight and a half minutes, not including initial startup and loading time, to do it. That can only be described as fucking insane.
I’m rooting for Nintendo; more competition only makes Sony, Microsoft and other gaming competition step up their game. But there are way too many ‘what were they thinking?’ moments associated with this Wii U launch.