We all have heard the rumors that the world will end in 2012 and all that mumble jumble. But if we are still here on earth when the holiday shopping period starts, you will want to get in line for this new product. On Sunday November the 18th that's when you can get your hands on the console. That is the date that the site Wii U Daily has posted on it's site. It states that they received an e-mail from a Japanese retailer called Media Land to it's employees.
Nintendo stated when it first presented the Wii U that they would release the console in the 4th quarter of 2012. Nintendo will not be making the release date official until it presents at E3 and that will come this June.
Now November would the perfect time to release the product it is a couple weeks before Black Friday, and then a month before December. Plus the other products that Nintendo has released has been in November. When the Wii was first released it was on November 19, 2006 and the Gamecube was on November 18, 2001. Plus the rivals of Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft launced the U.S versions of the device on November. The 360 was on November 16, 2005 and the PS3 was on November 11, 2006.
So if this e-mail that was leaked out holds not to be true. Most people were betting on a November release date. Plus with the dates that I have provided you above it is a pretty safe bet that it will be released in the first couple of weeks of November.
The Wii U will be latest console that Nintendo will release that will finally bring Nintendo into the High Def world. It will have more high power processors and a controller that looks like a tablet. It will be backwards compatitble with the Wii games and controllers. So stay tuned to when the announcement is official from Nintendo.