Watching Nintendo stumble out of the gate with the launch of their Wii U console I've been thinking about Nintendo's future as a console maker. I've read plenty of reports about how Nintendo isn't getting the numbers they hoped for with the Wii U and its games while the 3DS is still selling pretty well. I think a Nintendo has the potential to sell pretty well if it's marketed as a handheld gaming device that also functions as any mainstream tablet does. They could make it so the tablet could be hooked up or streamed to the TV like the Wii U tablet without the Wii U console, then when you want to move while playing just take it and go.
A sensor for the Wii motion controllers could be built into it so if you did play on the TV and used to own a Wii you wouldn't need to buy new controllers. They could also start making their traditionally handheld games for this handheld/home console hybrid and hopefully they could get all kinds of developers to trying to get their mobile only games onto their system. The new Ipad Air costs about $450 without tax, this new tablet could cost as much as a Wii U (about $300?) and compete against these types of tablets. If Nintendo were able to make this tablet look sleek and cool enough to get adults into it Nintendo could have the adults buying the tablets for themselves and for their children. So why doesn't Nintendo make a tablet?
I'm sorry if this seemed like rambling but this idea has been itching my brain for like a year now. Also, I'll be the first to admit to that I don't know everything about the console and mobile industry and I may be wrong, but I believe this would be a golden opportunity for Nintendo.