Well according to an email that WiiUDaily has claimed they got from a Japanese retailer, Akihabara-based Media Land, the Nintendo Wii U is set to be released on November 18th in North America and a week later in Japan. The Nintendo Wii originally launched on November 19, 2006 which was a Sunday release, which seems to be the norm for any major Nintendo releases. There is no word on the European Wii U launch date.
Nintendo previously confirmed that the Wii U launch would happen in Fall 2012, but no specifics as to what month were revealed. Although, it’s unclear from the source of this rumor whether the November 18 release date is an internal target date for Nintendo, or whether the company has committed to releasing the Wii U to the public on this date.
Most likely we will not see any confirmation on the release date until E3 2012 in June, but seeing as November is a crucial release month for Holiday sales and purchases, this date is probably correct or pretty close to the actual release date.
As always, we will keep you updated as more information is released!
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