release date Archive

Rumour: Wii U set for June 2012 launch, Nintendo struggling to finalize hardware

A fresh rumour has just broken loose from 01net, the same site that accurately leaked a motherload of information about the Wii U several months ago – or as we knew it at the time, Project Café. According to their sources, Nintendo’s strategy of using slightly obsolete technology to minimize costs is on the verge of […]

Iwata fears consumers will wait for Wii U price drop

The 3DS price cut has caused quite a buzz among the media, with the 3DS price set to drop from $250 to $170. Iwata is concerned that this will make people wait for a Wii U price drop before buying the console. “With regard to the influence on the Wii U, what we have to […]

EA are pleased that the Wii U is releasing in 2012

CEO of EA, John Riccitello is happy with the Wii U’s release date arguing that rather than it being too early in comparison to the PS3 and 360 it is actually perfect timing. When asked whether Nintendo were off cycle for releasing the Wii U midway through the PS3 and 360’s lifetime, Riccitello had this […]

Sega pegs Wii U for spring/summer 2012 launch

Sega’s Alan Pritchard said in an interview with GameSpot about Sonic Generations (which he also deconfirmed for the Wii U) that Nintendo’s new console is coming to store shelves in either the spring or summer of 2012. If anything, this fits with everything we’ve heard about the system’s release date so far, including Iwata’s statement […]

What Iwata said about the Wii’s successor at the investor relations meeting

We have decided to release Wii’s successor in 2012. We plan to display it in a playable form at the E3 show to be held from June 7 in Los Angeles. The specifications are to be revealed at the show. I am afraid I can’t say any specific here today but, at E3, the company […]

Official Nintendo document confirms 2012 Wii successor launch & playable E3 showing

An official document from Nintendo’s investor relations site confirms that the Wii’s successor will be revealed in playable form at E3 2011, followed by a 2012 launch.

IGN reveals Wii 2 name & price, confirms 3D and other details

IGN’s got a slew of new, detailed information on Project Café’s specs, controller, design, cost, and more, as well as what may become the system’s final name.

Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 not coming until 2014

When are Microsoft and Sony going to come out with their eighth-gen systems? Not in time to stop the Wii 2, industry sources say.

Motherload of fresh Wii 2 rumours – Star Fox and Resident Evil in development

Information overload! Yet another anonymous source has released what may be the biggest leak of Wii 2 information yet, covering everything from Star Fox to the mysterious touchscreen controller.

Pachter: Wii 2 set for 2011 reveal, will be backwards-compatible

Michael Pachter no longer thinks Nintendo’s in trouble, and has adjusted his outlook on their future accordingly.