See what Satoru Iwata had to say today about the release window for the Wii U…
The Nintendo president stated that the Wii U console will arrive in all key markets, including the United States, Europe, Australia and Japan, in time for the holiday season. Nintendo typically, by their own past console releases,usually keeps to weeks or a few months between launches in the different markets in order to produce enough hardware to meet demand.
“Based on scheduled deliveries of key components, it’s possible that at least one market could receive shipments as early as the end of this summer.” An industry source told Nintendo Enthusiast on condition of anonymity.
After the Wii U’s first appearance at E3 2011, various industry sources, including a Sega company representative, have reportedly made comments suggesting a possible summer 2012 release.