Back in January, Satoru Iwata announced that the company plans to release a "non-wearable" health-focused device. Mr. Iwata never brought up anything particulary specific about the device, but the whole world has been extremely eager to hear more info about the mysterious device. On Wednesday, NeoGAF discovered that Nintendo has filed three trademarks for "QOL" which is assumed to stand for "Quality of Life."
The "QOL" device is supposedly going to be the first device in an entirely new and large market, but what could this market be? It's possible that Nintendo could take a step into Virtual Reality gaming with the device, but Iwata has already stated that the device is going to be completely separate from their gaming division. Possibilities include some sort of social networking device or tablet. Future plans for the device, however, include driving more consumers back to playing Nintendo games again, so it's going to be interesting to see how this all turns out.
Sadly, we're all going to have to wait until late 2015 or early 2016 to try out whatever this device is, but since it's Nintendo, it'll be well worth the wait. Separate from this is the Wii U situation. Sales have increased, but momentum hasn't. It's possible that Nintendo has an idea to tie in amiibo figurines with the QOL device to create a sudden demand for a Wii U console. I think we all know Nintendo has something up their sleeve to boost sales, and whatever that plan may be, I'll gladly support it.