So I don't know if anybody plays a tons of console games these days.... I don't really, but I do own a Wii U and occasionally play it. I listen to a pretty good chunk of IGN podcasts and tend to keep up with what's happening in gaming, specially with Sony and Nintendo systems.
Nintendo has fallen really far behind and are looking at a mid 2016-mid 2017 release for their next home console, currently Nintendo NX. It is expected to be the launching a reworked version of their rewards program. Lot of speculation about what their meeting current standards in video games, primarily with interconnecting devices, unifying the handheld and console systems they have on the market, approaching more traditional controllers and game peripherals so that third parties are more likely to port to Nintendo, and even to prefer Nintendo.
Possibly the biggest thing Nintendo could do, at least for me, is database all former eShop purchases... so if I purchased it once on either Wii or Wii U, give me the game without having to pay for it again. Nintendo's first party games are almost always worth price of admission for their consoles (I have owned each of their consoles from NES-Wii U and their handhelds from GB/GBA/DS/3DS) and have never looked at a purchase as a bad call.
I look at NX as a chance for Nintendo to do something to merge their handheld and home console at least partially, to maintain a more useful and effective use of databasing, and to begin to reopen the door for third party developers to rejoin Nintendo consoles.