One thing I remembered shortly after my earlier post, though... a potential
glimmer of light, though I have no idea how Nintendo and DeNA intend to do things...
I remember hearing some time ago that Nintendo was working on a way to make it easier to bring smartphone games to the Wii U.
If this is true... it would be really nice if Nintendo released on both or created a tool or something in order to make it easy to create for both, so that those of us without gaming phones could still play on the Wii U and possibly take advantage of the physical buttons on the gamepad.
It could be even cooler if a whole integrated ecosystem was formed, so that these games could show up on the eShop and/or enable cross-buy and/or link directly to the Miiverse. These are some really far-fetched ideas, especially when it comes to the measured pace that Nintendo moves at, but definitely speak to the unification that they claim they're leaning towards.
I wish Nintendo would read this stuff. =P