That might actually appeal to people and be a smart move.
Shown their true colours with the (lack of) gamepad features in MK8. Won't be long now until a basic unit is released with just a pro controller bundled. Might even be called something completely different but have the same innards. It's just like how they wound down 3D before introducing the 2DS.
You don't alienate your current flock of loyal nintendo fans, they can still play future games on their Wii U, and everyone else is interested by this console with a new name. Of course, a fuck ton of awesome games would have to come out to make it even viable.
Damn that sorcerer! Twenty gold pieces and I’m wankered on Rohypnol.