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.

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