A 2016 launch date for Nintendo's new console, codenamed Nintendo NX, has long been the subject of rumours. Those rumours are looking more reliable now, thanks to a report from a "verified source" within Nintendo.
Last week, NeoGAF user Trevelyan9999 shared a list of 2016 Nintendo releases, citing a US marketing budget and schedule overview shared by a "verified source from Nintendo." Among this list was a Holiday 2016 release window for Nintendo NX, as well as the new The Legend of Zelda game, which is allegedly going to be available for both Wii U and NX.
While anonymous sources are always suspect, a NeoGAF mod claims to have verified Trevelyan's insider. Furthermore, one of the user's predictions was a 20th Anniversary Pokemon game codenamed "Niji", and on Saturday, the 20th anniversary of the first Pokemon games' Japanese release, Nintendo announced Pokemon Sun and Moon. Until recently, logo images for the games shared on the official Pokemon website and in press releases had file names making a reference to Niji, as pointed out by Kotaku.
Nintendo are yet to formally announce Nintendo NX, though it's existence was confirmed by the late Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata early last year. The company are planning to unveil the console at some point this year.