The Nintendo Wii U was released last November and unfortunately the console has been hit with less than stellar sales numbers. In an interview with CNN Tech, Nintendo luminary Shigeru Miyamoto says gamers will come to appreciate the system.

Along with updates that will improve the stability of the Wii U system, it's important for the console to bring more titles to the system. "The other thing I think about is how do we begin getting people to understand that and convey the usefulness of Wii U to them," said Miyamoto. "For me as a game developer, obviously I look at Wii U from the perspective of what games I can bring to Wii U."

Miyamoto is also looking a few steps ahead with the Wii U, and he sees the console taking up valuable space in many entertainment driven households. "I feel a device like Wii U, with its ability to continue to offer new features and that network connection and the connection to the TV and the interface, really makes it feel that it's more than just a game machine, but something that offers a lot of practical use and practical purpose in the living room," added Miyamoto.

Time will tell if the Nintendo Wii U will have a longer shelf life than the GameCube or the Wii.  Betting against Miyamoto's vision for the console would be tough, especially considering his track record with the Mario, The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong franchises.

Do you think the Nintendo Wii U has staying power, or is it headed to the gaming graveyard in several years?