Nintendo president Satoru Iwata briefly took over the company’s Japanese Twitter account earlier this morning. In a message to fans, Iwata commented on the lack of a regular Nintendo Direct at the end of December.
The explanation is simple. It all came down to the fact that Nintendo didn’t have time to prepare materials for a broadcast. The timing wasn’t there to make it happen as well.
Nintendo does like to stream broadcasts regularly, so I’m sure it won’t be long before another presentation pops up.