Wii U release date in Spring or Summer 2012, says Sega

17 June 2011
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At the Nintendo E3 2011 press conference’s Wii U reveal, the company said the Wii U is “coming to your living room in 2012” for a vague release date of the newly announced gaming console.

You might think it’ll be released between May and December 2012 as a large time-frame, since they said it wouldn’t be coming before April 2012. But recently Sega’s executive vice president of marketing Alan Pritchard revealed a little more exact release date.

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  • During an interview with Gamespot Mr. Pritchard talked about the upcoming Sonic Generations, and when he was asked whether or not the upcoming Sonic game would be released on the Nintendo Wii U as well as Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. He had this to say:

    “The timing just doesn’t work. Generations releases this November [2011], and the Wii U is coming out next Spring/Summer [2012].”

    So there you have it folks, right from someone in the know! We might be getting the Wii U before holiday season 2012!

    Nintendo President Satoru Iwata recently spoke at an investor meeting, giving an implied Japanese release of Wii U as later than June… This means it is likely that the Japanese Wii U will launch in September 2012 in Japan, and November in America and Europe. If this is really the case, we are in for a LOOONG Wii year…

    Via GoNintendo



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    • TheGreatWhiteShark

      WHY! I HOPED THE WII U would come out almost during Januray.

    • Yeah @51d51d195e749cc9b2005f56452b65dc:disqus I wish it was coming sooner too.

      But a summer release would be quite early for Nintendo standards to be fair. I say that, because both previous consoles — the GameCube and the Wii — were released in November.

    • Mcjakeqcool

      @TheGreatWhiteShark                                                                                                                                                                    Well it’s a 8th gen console so it takes a while to built any sooner and it will prob be Sega’s atempt at a 7th gen console would not be suprized they’ve already set the releace date back… WHAT WERE PEOPLE EXPECTING A WII 2 IN 2012 FOLLOWED BY A XBOX 720 AND PS4, SEVENTH GEN AINT OVER PEOPLE!

    • Anonymous

      Curious that Sega announces the release of a Nintendo console.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for sharing information with us. Well I hope it will launch in first of second month of 2012. I am the big fan of Nintendo games and I am gonna buy this gadget on first day of launch.

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