Wii U release date, price this fall - Gematsu
Wii U release date, price this fall
posted on 06.28.12 at 07:31 PM EST by (@salromano)
"Next evolution of 3DS" next month.

Nintendo will reveal the final launch date and price for Wii U, as well as new games for 2013, at a September press conference, according to a tweet from a reliable investor.

“Nintendo Stockholders Meeting. Discussion involved the announcements of Wii U software as well as a September sale date and price announcement,” reads the tweet. “Accordingly, there were discussions not just about launch titles, but announcements for next year and hereafter. Including software, seems we’ll be waiting for September.”

A later tweet posted an error correction, stating it is not September, but fall when we will hear about the system’s date and price. He also adds that there was discussion of a “next evolution of 3DS” presentation on July 8. (He actually writes July August, which in Japanese is written “7月8月,” but I’m guessing it’s just a typo for “7月8日,” which means July 8, as the former doesn’t make sense.) I’m not sure what that’s all about.

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  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    I’m not buying the Wii U till they show me the hardcore games.

  • RyoonZ

    @KingOptimusOrigins111 Yup, I’ll wait for Zelda, Kirby, Metroid and JRPGs.

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      No, I’m talking about New Ips, JRPGs, & MMOs. The thing is Nintendo is relying too much on casual games.

      I’m not saying get rid of Mario, Zelda, Kirby, & all of their old franchises because obviously Nintendo wouldn’t be Nintendo without those titles.

      All I’m saying is 65% needs to be New Ips, JRPGs, & MMOs and the other 35% needs to be their old franchises. That way they’re offering more new unique titles but still have some old franchises.

      I don’t want to buy another generation Nintendo console if they’re going to continue milking old franchises and not give me new no franchises & experiences.

  • FinalFantasy_fangirl

    Im getting a WiiU because it has backwards compatibility and I held off buying a Wii this year.

  • stealth20k


    stop saying stupid things

    • KingOptimusOrigins111


      U Mad Bro?

      See I can be childish just like you but anyway its not a stupid comment. Obviously instead of being a blind fanboy, you couldn’t accept the truth.

      I said Nintendo depends too much on casuals which is a big market so they can sell more but hardcore gamers like me aren’t going to buy it.

      You saw what happen at E3 they had hid behind New Super Mario Bros U, Wii Fit U, SiNG, Lego City Undercover, Nintendo Land & more casual games.

      All those titles don’t appeal to me into wanting to buy a Wii U. All I’m asking for is that Nintendo needs to come out with new ip hardcore exclusives to make me want to buy a Wii U because most of those multiplats I can buy on my PS3, so no need to buy a second console for that.

      Like I said Nintendo wouldn’t be Nintendo with out their old franchises but at the same time we need new franchises and Nintendo doesn’t seem to want to do that.

      We don’t know the Wii U’s future. Just like we don’t know PS Vita’s future, but Nintendo has always been ignorant and don’t want to listen.

      They come out with the 3DS XL to try to avoid the PS Vita this holiday (which isn’t going to work) and yet they don’t add a second analog something their fans have been asking for since 3DS launch. That shows you they’re going to struggle with Wii U if they don’t listen to their fanbase,

  • Malcolm Reynolds


    How is what King is saying “stupid”?

    Those appear to be valid concerns.

    He obviously doesnt want to invest in yet another Nintendo machine if the library is going to be flooded with shovelware and way to many Mario and Zelda games.

    I grew up on Nintendo. I grew out of mario. I still acknowledge Mario as a great playing series but doesnt mean after over 20 yrs that formula just isnt enough to justify buying into another Nintendo console generation.

    I will also add to his “stupid” comments and say that Wii-U sounds as dumb as Reggie Fils-Aime’s cro mag face looks and the console itself looks cosmetically flacid and or vapid. I hate it. Its ugly. That is all.

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      @Malcolm Reynolds:
      Thanks for the support, These blind Nintendo fanboys need to accept the truth.

  • i will Not Buying Wii U Until they Make Final fantasy

    • Miranda Lawson

      @mdemolish: I think that I would rather buy a Final Fantasy game on the PS4. Because of better graphics and Final Fantasy 15 (and most likely Versus 13) will be out on the PS4. I can picture the Wii U having a good Final Fantasy game on it too, but wouldn’t you rather get the PS4 instead?

  • stealth20k


    I have no time to argue with morons.

    If you dont even know the kinds of libraries nintendo systems have I wont educate you.

    But both of you need educations

    • LordKaiser


      Dude chill out! He have a reason to not get it for the mentioned reasons. The Wii for a long time had shovel ware except Muramasa and a few games. Just at the end of it’s life it now have Xenoblade, last Story etc.

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      I have a Wii jackass. There is barely any hardcore games. The only time they had harcore games was for the first 2 years. Xenoblade & Last Story are the last left.

      The thing your not understanding is majority off the Wii games library is casual. Most of Nintendo Wii commercials were advertise towards casual gamers.

      The Wii U needs hardcore game for me to buy it. We won’t know till this conference if their going to support the hardcore gamers or not. Hell most of the time we won’t know if a gaming console or handheld is good until at least 2-3 years in its life cycle.

      For the third and last time. I’m not saying get rid off their old franchises but they need to add more new unique hardcore ip exclusives & experiences.

      Now shut the fuck up you dumb blind ass fanboy.

  • stealth20k

    let me know when you want to stop generalizing, and actually tell the truth

  • Malcolm Reynolds


    You really think you can educate me on Nintendo. A company who’s systems and games I have played since I was 5?

    I still own 20 NES carts (got rid of the clutter thanks to emulators) and an FC Twin to play them on.
    I own 30 SNES carts which are about 2/3 JRPG with box and instructions. A SNES and a Hyperkin Supa Boy to play them on.
    An original Gameboy with 12 carts
    A Gameboy Advance SP with about 10 carts
    A DS Lite with about 15 carts
    A Gamecube with 40 games and a GBA attachment.
    A 3DS with 4 games
    A Wii with about 15 games.

    I would have quadruple the amount of games for each but I sold them all off after emulators provided me with a means to clear some much needed shelf space for the over 600 games in my collection.

    The only Nintendo system I refuse to own is the N64 b/c honestly, its one of the biggest pieces of shit in the history of gaming.
    Mario 64 is not fun. Nor are banjo or conker or jet force gemeni or golden eye or perfect dark etc. especially when forced to play with a shit controller shaped like a rhino tooth.

    Anyway….not sure how your young casual ass thinks you can educate me on something I have been a part of for over 25 years.

  • vertical09

    Is it me or does the Wii-U look like an shiny VHS?

  • DjangoRaijin

    I had a Wii decided a better investment was the 150 bucks I got from selling it and began to feed my PS3. After seeing Nintendos growing amount of games stil think I made a good investment. Also Reggie can stfu its not hard to please us we just prefer tatsy cupcakes and gems to shit and the same damn dinner every night. Its always good to try something new.

  • Malcolm Reynolds

    @Sal Ramano:

    The comment above mine is highly offensive and inflammatory.

    To fling racial slurs over an opinion about video games has got to be one of the most ignorant, flamboyantly stupid, asinine, mongoloid, pathetic, impotent, worthless, incompetent, displays of jackassery that I have ever seen on the internet and especially on this site.

    I hope this chump is moderated in some way shape or form.

    I may bash an xbot or two from time to time but this sh*t is wholly unacceptable.

    He’s only lucky he did not directly address me, someone twice his better as I would have handed him his ass.
    Although I have no doubt when King Optimus sees that slur he is going to regulate on this igmo’s happy ass with wrecless abandon.

    • Sal Romano

      @Malcolm Reynolds: It’s been taken care of.

      • KingOptimusOrigins111

        @Sal Romano:
        I have no idea what he put but thanks for banning him for being mad, sensitive, & racist over somebody opinions.

  • Malcolm Reynolds

    @Sal Ramano: you sir are a king among men!

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      @Malcolm Reynolds:
      Thanks for bringing it to Sals attention. Didn’t see what rulqua put but now he is banned and he deserves it.

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      @Malcolm Reynolds:
      Thanks for bringing this to Sal attention. You know I was just giving my opinions based of the Wii & 3DS history and people like stealth20k & rulqua want to get mad and not explain why.

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    @Sal Romano
    You know what I’m trying to give my honest opinion on what they should do with the Wii U based of what they’ve done with Wii and 3DS. They know some of what I’m saying is true. People like rulqua & stealth20k want to get mad & sensitive and lash out at me without telling me or giving me reasons why they are posting these types of comments. A real gamer would talk out their opinions when they’re in argument with someone else.

    Thanks Sal for banning him.

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      What the world triple post my bad don’t know how that happen.

  • I am getting the Wii U simply because its another game console. I would be doing the same thing with Sony and Microsoft’s consoles. I am excited to try that ZombiU game out and trying out the new controller. I love new gaming hardware as long as it doesn’t rely heavily on motion controls.