Nintendo isn't in a bad place, the Wii U is in a bad place. The 3DS probably has the strongest lineup of any console this year. Fire Emblem, Pokemon, Zelda, Phoenix Wright... both third and first party support for it has been simply excellent.
The Wii U? Yeah, it's barely justifiable as a purchase, despite Pikmin and Mario 3D World being among the best games of the year. The third party support just sucks. But let's not assume that only home consoles are relevant, shall we?