A curious bit from Nintendo's Financial Results Briefing is the confirmations of Nintendo's very own NFC powered figurines. They will be compatible with both Wii U Gamepad and 3DS and will be used in multiple games. Looks like an early 2015 release target is on the cards, with the possibilities truly immense just from the Pokemon side of things.
Wonder if this was the reason Nintendo decided not to commit to Activision's Skylanders. Did they have previous plans for NFC of their own, or wanted to see how the public would react to the technology first by letting others publish NFC enabled toys and test the waters? Regardless, I will now be daydreaming of buying several F-Zero toy racers that I could them use on F-Zero UX and F-Zero 3DX...