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Nintendo’s tablet-based console has already been confirmed for this year. If a recent report is true, it could very well be released in the middle of November.

Wii U Daily reports that the console will hit store shelves in North America on November 18, citing an internal e-mail circulating at Japanese retailer Media Land.

The report indicates Japan will get the Wii U a week later. No word on the European release date as of yet.

It is uncertain if this is just a company target date or if Nintendo has committed to it.

The original Wii released November 19, 2006 and the Gamecube released November 18, 2001 so this release date would fall in line with Nintendo’s history.

We will update this story with any new details that arise.

  • JoshuaGrothues

    This will be the first Nintendo console that I will not be buying. 

    • Gary65

      Why? If the review for it are really good, why not?

      • JoshuaGrothues

        I haven’t even touched my Wii for at least 6 months, and the Wii U seems more like a Wii 2.0 than a new console. I might end up buying it eventually, but probably not within the first year or two. 

        • Gary65

          I doubt it. Every developer who’s gotten their hands on the system says it’s incredible and there are dozens of games for it already, from Assassin’s Creed to Mario to Arkham City

        • mario54671

          Right, and the SNES seemed like a “NES 2.0,” (Especially with the difference being that it just has “Super” in its name) yet, that was a new console, what’s different here?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VCJSDSEDKYOBEKWGIXCDB2QPYA Henry

    cant wait for it!!!

  • Guest

    A true cinematic appearance for games. I’m in.

  • Gary65

    Why is Nintendo, a Japanese Company, giving the U to America before Japan?

    • http://twitter.com/ivangatewood Ivan Gatewood

      Because, America, is its largest market 

      • Gary65

        That’s true of almost every console in existence and yet almost all of them(and all of the Ninty ones) have been released in Japan first. What’s changed?

        • pbam

          The Wii and the original DS were released in America first.

          • Gary65

            OK rephrase the question: what was different about the SNES, gameboy, gamecube and 3DS that made them have their release date in Japan first?

  • http://twitter.com/taylie27 Taylore Thompson

    Gamecube was released in 2001?! Man I feel old!

  • Guest


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