No. I certainly won't be buying one at launch anyway. As fun as I know the Wii U's unique revitalisation of couch-based multiplayer is, and as slick as Nintendo's retaliation to Microsoft and Sony's multimedia offerings looks (in your eye, Smart Glass), the system as a whole just does not have anything like enough in its immediate gaming future to genuinely excite me into making a launch day purchase. And that makes me sad. I've bought every Nintendo console since the SNES on launch by default, but this one just doesn't give me any reason to drop £250. Yes, it has one hell of a packed third-party launch window line-up between November and March, but there's barely anything there I specifically need a Wii U for. It's a catch-up line-up, not a system-seller selection.
Nintendo publishing Bayonetta 2 though? Good God. For me that's one of the most exciting things that's happened in gaming all year. Bayonetta release day, that's Wii U launch day for me at the moment. Though it looks like I could be waiting a while, if that brief CG trailer and non-appearance in the launch window reel is anything to go by. If you want me any sooner than that, Nintendo, you'd better get the first-party bigger hitters ready quickly.