Wii U to launch in second half of 2012

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The rather unremarkable news of Nintendo’s attending CES to show the E3 2011 Wii U demos all over again has been floating around the ‘net for a few days.

However, a statement the company released when asked by Joystiq for clarification on what exactly they’d be showing revealed that the console is due for launch “between the start of the 2012 E3 Expo in June, and the end of 2012,” – in other words, the second half of 2012.

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  1. RockD79

    I think its rather silly for them to show the same demos from E3 2011 behind closed doors… like they really hiding something. As far as the release date I have a feeling September- November will be the most likely. So here it goes… Sunday September 23 or 30th and Sunday November 18th are my guesses.

  2. Nintendo should totally show off the Downtown Tokyo Street Scene Wii U Demo that the public has not been able to see yet! Seriously, why are there no videos of this online?

  3. Sounds good to me.

  4. ddddd

    Check Iwata’s last investor meeting on their official site. He gives their target release date, september for japan, november for everyone else.

    • THE I

      NOVEMBER??? :(

    • Meelow

      They also did that for the Gamecube…

    • crackkat

      DAMNIT!! i knew they would go november!! but why??

    • Can you provide a link to that, please? I’ve looked through all five pages of this (http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/library/events/111028/index.html) and can’t find a mention of those release windows anywhere.

    • ddddd

      Here it is:


      Keep in mind that it is not set in stone

  5. i game for i am

    awaits the legend that is the downtown demo bring it ineed

  6. Captainhowdy