Why. Just... why.
I know this is probably old news by now, but I haven't seen it posted here yet, so I'll do it now. Short version: Philips has apparently been pissed off at Nintendo for dabbling with "user interface system based on pointing at a screen" since 2011, but haven't been able to settle it. Then around the time 2014's E3 hits and Nintendo gets some good games for Wii U showcased, Philips decides "OH HEY BETTER SUE THEM NOW" and takes Nintendo to court. Nintendo lost the case for two of the three reported patent infringements (which were rather vaguely worded), and as a result the US is facing a possible ban on the sales of the Wii and Wii U consoles.
I feel so sorry for Nintendo. Their E3 put a lot of focus on the Wii U and its upcoming games, and just when it seems they'll turn the console's lackluster debut around, this happens. To all of you contemplating getting a Wii U, now might be the time to do it; you may not get the chance later.
Edited by SL the Pyro, 09 July 2014 - 11:03 PM.