sörine;122456827 said:3DS won't be carrying them alone, they're launching QOL and focusing on Wii U. The development support just isn't there to launch a new handheld in 2015, if 3DS decline really is that great a threat attempting to revitalize the current platform with pricing adjustments, hardware refreshes and/or new software development using their mature pipelines makes more sense.
For new platforms it's more likely to be QOL in 2015, nOS handheld in 2016, nOS console in 2017.
I mostly agree with this timeline (2015 QOL release + new handheld announcement, maybe early 2016 = new console release), although I would replace a new console in 2017 with a joint console + handheld launch in 2016...where the "console" is a cheap set-top box that plays the same games as the handhelds...just connected to the TV with the ability to use controllers.
I don't have faith that Nintendo will release a new console that has unique games from their new handheld. By releasing a cheap set top box, Nintendo doesn't have much to lose ecosystem-wise if Nintendo has another Wii U debacle on their hands.