No it's more like just a basic extension of the Wii U idea. This is basically what they wanted to make when they made the Wii U, it just wasn't technically possibly at the time and they were hamstrung by having to have backwards compatibility with the Wii (so had to have a disc drive).
If the Wii U was made in 2017 instead of 2012 but the same idea, this is basically what you'd have, though being fully portable makes a lot of difference to Nintendo's market chances with said idea as they actually are decent at selling portable hardware.
lol if you're going to say with a straight face there is no influence from the Wii U.
Mr. Iwata even said when they designing the Wii U they experimented with putting the chip into the controller but it simply wasn't feasible for the time.
Mr. Miyamoto said without the Wii U they wouldn't have the Switch.
It's the same idea, it's just fully portable this time instead of semi-portable, and that's due to technology advancing.
Being fully portable makes a lot of difference though so you don't have to be so uptight at the comparison, you are really obsessed with sales to the point where I wonder if you even enjoy a game knowing it doesn't sell well.