In addition to Nintendo revealing it's not making much money yesterday, the company held a financial results briefing where it revealed a bit more about its strategy for the coming months.
This includes a few teases of what we'll be seeing at E3.
Chiefly, in the vein of Skylanders, Nintendo is finally going to take advantage of the NFC chip inside Wii U's Game Pad. The company will release figurines to interact with games on both Wii U and 3DS. Since the 3DS does not have an NFC chip, Nintendo will be releasing an accessory. The development codename for this has been the "Nintendo Figurine Platform."
More details on NFP are coming at E3, and the company specifically said multiple titles are involved. The games and figurine program are expected to launch before the year is over.
Nintendo has talked about paying more attention to mobile and tablet devices, even if that doesn't mean answering calls for the company to produce games for them. Instead, Nintendo will launch a web service called Mario Kart TV, allowing users to watch videos, keep track of friends, monitor tournaments, etc.
In an interview with Reuters, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed the company would be looking into releasing new hardware and software specifically targeted at emerging markets. Though details on this initiative are light, Iwata said Nintendo could being rolling this new program sometime next year.