Wii U Release Update – January 2012
Once more, the launch date for the Wii U has been officially narrowed. During the last investors meeting, Iwata confirmed the console would be hitting the store shelves worldwide during weeks prior to Christmas.
Wii U Release Update – December
Nintendo has made available an official statement related to their appearance at the CES 2012, in which they confirm that console launch date will take place sometime “between the start of the 2012 E3 Expo in June, and the end of 2012.”, making it the second semester of 2012 the proper rephrasing.
Wii U Release Update – November
Nintendo has officialy informed that the Wii U won’t be released until the next fiscal year begins, that is April 2012. But wait, there’s more!. If we consider that Nintendo plans to unveil the final Wii U model at 2012 E3 (which will take place from June 5th to 7th 2012), it also means that we can only think of a release date from July 2012 onwards.
Wii U Release Update – June
Sega’s vice president of marketing, Alan Pritchard, confirmed in an interview that the Wii U is coming in either spring or summer of 2012, all this while saying why Sonic Generations’s release date was not in sync with the Wii U’s. He also stated that this particular game won’t be available for Nintendo’s next generation console.
Wii U Release Update – April
An official Nintendo press release reads that the new console launch will take place in their next fiscal year, which basically means that April 2012 will be the earliest month when the Wii U could be launched.
Wii U Release Update – Early April
The exact Wii U’ s Release Date is yet to be officially announced. We do know however, that the launch year is 2012, according to Nintendo official press release where they confirm there will be playable units of Wii U on the E3 Show. The exact words from Nintendo’s announcement are the following (Source: Kotaku):
Nintendo Co., Ltd. has decided to launch in 2012 a system to succeed Wii, which the company has sold 86.01 million units on a consolidated shipment basis, between its launch in 2006 and the end of march 2011….