If you are already thinking about Christmas 2012 (people do), then I have the prefect gift for you. A report on Bloomberg Japan notes that we will see Nintendo’s next console during the 2012 holiday season. In which regions, though? All of them. That means that Japan, North America, Europe and Australia will be receiving it in the same time period. This came out of Iwata’s mouth.
In addition to the Wii U news, Iwata remains supportive of the portable arena in the form of the 3DS, citing that there will be major titles heading to the portable. This is good news on the back of some bad news, as shipments of the 3DS have been lowered on the back of a slash in forecast profits for the fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2012. Back in October 2011, Nintendo forecast net sales of 790,000 million yen. Now, Nintendo forecasts net sales of 660,000 million yen. A huge loss, but not fatal, considering the treasure trove that the Wii brought in.