With Nintendo transitioning to the NX system next year, it seems more and more likely that the Wii U is going to get left behind once that system is released, as evidenced by Nintendo of Americas Scott Moffit who has recently said:

“there’s certainly plenty of content for existing Wii U owners, but there’s plenty of reasons for people who’ve never owned the console to grab one now while they last”. When he was asked how many Wii U consoles were left, Moffitt responded by saying that “we will be transitioning production to NX, so our message to fans is to grab a Wii U while you can, because they won’t be around forever”.

With the transition to the new hardware next year and the likely event that it won’t be backwards compatable, it now seems like Nintendo are completely moving away from the Wii U and Wii branding altogether.