So at this point what saves them? Wii U needs some kind of marketing rebrand or a reboot and price cut to go with it. I don't think Nintendo are going to strike lucky twice enticing the casual market...these things come along every so often PS2 affordable DVD player, Wii - accessible gaming to traditionally non-gaming audience.
I haven't bought a Wii U either as a "hardcore" gamer I've found my lust for Nintendo games having diminished over time. Only Metroid and Zelda still hold that same pull for me.
So if they don't have the casual pull or the hardcore gamer covered where do they sit? I wonder if they would benefit from bringing in new blood at the higher levels people who will make decisions that just aren't being made. Like get one of these personalities in that's also an engineer. It's not enough that Reggie can just talk the talk. Get someone in the US division to drive better relations with third parties to at least make those ports trickle in. But then it's a vicious cycle these things never sell. If you owned a PS4/Xbox One and a Wii U as a second console what are you going to FIFA, COD, Assassin's Creed etc.... on?
Either that or ride it out and get to work on whatever their now conjoined portable and home console hardware division are working on....