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Wii U's release date leaked by retailer - rumor

Wii U's release date leaked by retailer - rumor

Tue 03 Apr 2012 4:30am GMT / 12:30am EDT / 9:30pm PDT

According to rumors, the North American Wii U launch will come a week before the Japanese one

According to an internal memo obtained by WiiUDaily, Nintendo's Wii U consoles will launch on November 18, 2012 in North America. The Japanese Wii is scheduled for a release one week later, with no word on a European launch date. The email reportedly came from within the Tokyo-based Media Land retail chain prior to being leaked.

A Sunday launch may be odd, but the Wii itself launched on November 19, 2006, which was also a Sunday. Nintendo previously confirmed that the Wii U would be released sometime before the end of 2012, and the November date puts it right ahead of the prime holiday shopping season.

The November 18 release also marks my birthday. So you guys know what to get me.


Jim Webb
Executive Editor/Community Director

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A not very unexpected release date.

Though I'm hearing of a possible end of October release date as well.

Posted:2 years ago


Patrick Frost
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Although this was an obvious date really the idea of it releasing in the west before Japan is well... hahah!

Posted:2 years ago


Jim Webb
Executive Editor/Community Director

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Patrick, the Wii launched in the US before Japan.

US - Nov 19.
Japan - Dec 2.

Posted:2 years ago


Morville O'Driscoll
Blogger & Critic

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They won't want to miss the Thanksgiving holidays, so if it's a choice of releasing either in Japan or the US during October/November, they'll choose the US.

Posted:2 years ago


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