It’s great that they’ve moved away from motion controls, as they have definitively failed in the marketplace.
I appreciate their target here, but I don’t see it grabbing hold. People play tons of games while out and about-- on their phones. Not on dedicated hardware. Not in 2016.
If Nintendo was smart, they would have partnered with Google or Nvidia to build co-branded Nintendo android phones and tablets. Imagine something slick like a 5.5" Pixel XL, but 50% thicker and heavier to accommodate a much larger battery, with attachment points for gamepad controls or a TV dock on each side.
Actually if they were truly smart they would have moved well beyond just building co-branded hardware-- they would have approached Google to become the face of gaming on Android period. Their brand cachet and first-party stable would have cinched the deal.
That would be not only innovative but potentially disruptive.