Yeah you can, but I don't know it's not the same as the Wii U. The U just has a special kind of charm to me at least
I liked the Wii U a lot. But, that gamepad seemed so dated, even at launch. Paper thin tablets were becoming popular, and here comes a game system with a giant, bulky controller thing with a (relatively) small screen in it. It just wasn't cool. It's like the tech world passed them by during their R&D stage, but they decided to run with it anyway.