The Wii U Could Launch In North America On November 18

The much talked-about Wii U could make its North American debut on Sunday, November 18. That date has been publicized by Wii U Daily, a console-specific website which is apparently in possession of an internal e-mail from the popular Japanese retailer, Media Land. Within the document, the aforementioned North American release date is mentioned, alongside information stating that the device will make its way to Japan one week later. A European launch date was not made mention of.

As of right now, all of this is rumor-filled speculation. Nothing has been confirmed and Nintendo is unwilling to comment, having replied to a GamesBeat inquiry with the following, unhelpful statement:

“Nintendo does not comment on rumor or speculation.”

Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait to find out what the console’s official release date is, although it’s fun to weigh options and critique rumors like this one. Considering that the big N’s last two consoles launched onto North American shores in mid-November, this information could end up being correct. The company’s first foray into high-definition waters has been pegged for a 2012 release, and the holiday season is exactly the right time for its debut. Whether the system truly does stack up to our current crop of HD consoles is yet to be determined, although certain reports say it lacks their several year-old power.

When more news surfaces regarding Nintendo‘s next console, you can be sure that we’ll let you know. For now, let us know what you think about this rumored date via our comments section.

Source: Wii U Daily

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