Wii U re-unveil at E3 2012
posted on 10.27.11 at 10:56 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Launch after June next year, says Nintendo.

Don’t expect to play Wii U during the first six months of 2012. The next-gen Nintendo console will not see release until after June next year, according to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, speaking during the company’s quarterly fiscal call today.

“We would like to show the final format of the Wii U at the E3 show next year,” said Iwata.

“As we learned a bitter lesson with the launch of the Nintendo 3DS, we are trying to take every possible measure so that the Wii U will have a successful launch.”

Look at this picture while you wait.

Semi-Annual Financial Results Briefing [Nintendo]

Thanks, Bloomberg.

  • Kougeru

    pretty much everyone knows it will be in nov

    • hush404

      @Kougeru: Yeah… I thought that was a given… I didn’t expect anything before fall 2012… I don’t think anyone really did.

      It’s nice to see they’re mulling over things, trying to make things right before jumping in… which they kind of need to… seeing as how their doing in the news as of late.

      Thing is… people are so damn confused with the WiiU, I find. We know that it’s suppose to be a step around the PS3/360, rumors of stronger hardware for better visuals also pop up. But we really haven’t seen anything running on it (their E3 demos last year were PS3/360 demos), most footage shown is merely “concept goal pieces”. There’s uncertainty about the controller, whether we’ll be allowed more than one at a time, battery life for that controller, how multiplayer works with differing controller setups…. how their online will fair… what exactly they have in mind for online… the price of this new machine, the list goes on.

      All questions, things we don’t know about. They need come out with all of that info at E3 and really clear the air as to what it can do, what it’ll cost and what the games actually look like on the device.

      • Kougeru

        @hush404: Well said. All I know for now is that the concept Zelda that looked amazing WAS in real time..so it is possible to do at LEAST that…and I’m happy about that.

        • Sal Romano

          @Kougeru: Real-time it was.

          I played around with it. You could change the lighting/camera angle of the scene in the tech demo they were showing off.

          I wanted it on my body.

  • Sal Romano

    Made some updates to the story. Quotes and all.

  • http://Flickr.com/mdemolish mdemolish

    Sure Buy it

  • captainhowdy

    I haven’t been this excited for a Nintendo platform in awhile. I will be buying this at launch.

    I’m happy there taking it slowly and making sure everything turns out well.