Iwata Quote Hints at November Release For Wii U
There’s been a lot of speculation over the last 24 hours based on the information that came out of Nintendo’s Investor meeting. People, myself included, are looking for hints about anything Wii U related. Satoru Iwata did say, as we reported yesterday, that there will be no official announcement of the release window or pricing for Wii U at E3. Many of the quotes from Nintendo representatives over the past few weeks have hinted at a late year release for their next home console. This additional quote from the meeting hints even further that a mid-late November release seems likely.
“I believe that you are most interested in the details of the Wii U. Since the Wii U will be launched in Japan, the U.S., Europe and Australia in the year-end sales season… as we did for previous platforms that were launched in the year-end sales season, we will announce the launch date and price in each market sometime after E3.”
The evidence continues to mount. The year-end sales season generally refers to the Thanksgiving holiday, at least here in North America. Does this quote seem to support a Thanksgiving release for the Wii U? Could it be earlier than that or maybe even be pushed into December? We won’t find out at E3, but it’s fun to speculate.