Nintendo's Wii U has been responsible for some of the very best video games of recent months on any system.
Unfortunately, it still isn't selling very many.
The confusingly named all-new follow-up to the hugely popular Wii has sold less units in more than a year than the Xbox One and PS4 did in their first month on sale, Nintendo has admitted.
The company initially expected to sell 9 million Wii U machines in the financial year to April. Now? Just 2.8 million.
It also cut forecasts for its actually-very-successful 3DS handheld, with estimates down from 18 million to 13.5 million.
Overall Nintendo said it expects to make a $240m loss in this financial year. While the company as a whole is pretty healthy - it has at least $6 billion in the bank - it will have to work hard to regain a foothold in the living room console market, if that remains a long-term goal.
Titles to be launched in 2014 include Mario Kart 8 and a Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. These could bring another boost to the Wii U's fortunes, but it seems unlikely they will be the big breakthrough the system needs.
"It is now expected that our sales will fail to meet our previous forecast by a large margin," said Nintendo president Satoru Iwata.
On the Wii U, Iwata said:
"Sales in the U.S. and European markets in which we entered the year-end sales season with a hardware markdown were significantly lower than our original forecasts, with both hardware and software sales experiencing a huge gap from their targets.
In addition, we did not assume at the beginning of the fiscal year that we would perform a markdown for the Wii U hardware in the U.S. and European markets. This was also one of the reasons for lower sales and profit estimates."
Iwata has now presided over an 80% decline in the company's value since 2007.
Nintendo's new homage to its 8-bit glory years is stunning value for £8.99 from the eShop, with classic scenes from 16 of its best old games chopped up into small, bite-size puzzle games that will annoy, frustrate and delight you in equal measure.
Super Mario 3D World
Mario's first 3D HD outing was the best game of 2013. Not just on the Wii U - the best game released anywhere. It's ridiculously fun, especially in multiplayer, and is a true demonstration of Nintendo's mastery of its own particular corner of the gaming world.
Wii Sports Club
Wii Sports was the title that sold tens of millions of Wii consoles - and its back, better, more beautiful and more fun than ever. Just three games are available right now (Golf, Tennis and Bowling) but each benefit from a low price (either as stand-alones or as part of a 24-hour pass), better graphics and tightened mechanics. The golf is a particular highlight, with the Wii U gamepad doubling as a tee on which you can see your club and ball before your swing.
The Wii U isn't just great for Nintendo games - there are also some really excellent indie titles on the eShop too that are well worth exploring. Check out the twisted platforming action in Knytt Underground for a good example. Chasing Aurora and Cloudberry Kingdom are worth a look too.
Wii Party U
If you've got a big family with a short attention span, you can do much worse than checking out this vast collection of minigames aimed and getting the most out of the Wii U's weird and wonderful range of control schemes.
This puzzle-strategy sequel was 10 years in the making, but it was well worth it, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/07/22/pikmin-3-uk-review_n_3634929.html" target="_blank">with beautiful HD graphics, varied and complex levels and a surprisingly tough, but never stressful, gaming experience.</a>
Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker HD
This remake of the old Gamecube Zelda outing didn't initially seem like a big deal for the Wii U. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/09/18/legend-of-zelda-wind-waker-hd_n_3946720.html" target="_blank">Only when playing it did we realise</a> how clever Nintendo's decision to refresh the game with new HD graphics had been. Without virtually any gameplay modifications, this is still an absolutely classic adventure game that feels right up to date, and should be an essential purchase for any Wii U owner with a bit of patience.
Street Fighter II Turbo
Yes, this game is 20 years old. But yes, it's still amazing, and costs less than a fiver.
This horrifying, tense stealth-shooter was one of the stand-out launch games when the Wii U launched in 2012. But over Christmas it's been reduced to just £7.99 on the Wii U eShop, and at that price it's a total steal. Just don't play it in the dark. It's genuinely frightening.