Seems to be a design flaw the engineers missed. The duct tape should be going around the other way so it isn't blocking the disc drives.
No no no. In order to save money on the design, Nintendo will be using leftover disc drives from the Wii, as well as disc drives from recycled Wii's. The only problem with this money saving technique is the WiiU uses a different size disc, hence the duct tape.
Money can't buy happiness. Just video games, which make me happy.