Looking for more evidence of the recent Wii U drawbacks? Well, here's a great example: Nintendo is currently in the process of sending refunds to all users who purchased Batman: Arkham Origins DLC season pass on the Wii U.
Nintendo recently sent out this notice on the subject:
Thanks so much for your support of Batman: Arkham Origins on Wii U.
We are contacting you today because you purchased the Batman: Arkham Origins Season Pass for Wii U. We hope you've been enjoying the content delivered thus far. Based on demand for Downloadable Content on the system, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has made the decision to remove its offering of the upcoming new story campaign for Wii U. As a result, we will be crediting the entire $19.99+tax cost of the Season Pass back to your Nintendo eShop account. You will still be able to enjoy the content already released thus far.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your support of the game.
Nintendo of America Inc."
What does this mean? Simply that demand for DLC isn't all that great on the Wii U, so unfortunately Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has cancelled the upcoming storyline campaign DLC on the platform. It also implies a strong chance of a repeat of this situation for all future DLC for this specific game, though keep in mind that this is only on the Wii U. Sony and Microsoft are still a-ok with this game, and it looks like sales are still doing fine over there. Luckily players will still be able to use any DLC they own and they'll get a full refund for their Season Pass purchase.
What does this show us from the Wii U? Looks like it's just another example of the lack of customers which has directly led to a large publisher abandoning DLC development for the platform. Hopefully we'll see more in the future, but it's not looking too bright.