Word on the interwebs suggests that the Big N is gearing up for some sort of hardware reveal at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo.
"We've heard rumors that Nintendo might be showing hardware at E3," IGN editor Jose Otero said on the latest episode of Nintendo Voice Chat.
"They're absolutely going to show new hardware this year," the outlet's co-founder, Peer Schneider added. "No doubt in my mind that something... 'Cause I've heard from multiple people now. I've heard from someone who used to be at Nintendo, I've heard it from somebody on the third-party front."
So it looks like the SEO from the other day was actually correct- it looks like there is something in the works at Nintendo. Given that third parties are also talking about it, it has to be something that involves them. So it's either a mid life hardware refresh for the 3DS (a 3DSi or 3DS Color, basically), or probably a Wii U Tablet-less SKU. The next possibility is their QoL platform, although I don't see why third parties would know anything about that, especially since it's not even the same market. The final, least likely possibility is an all new Nintendo handheld or console.
Which is it? Have at it.