Rumor: Wii U to launch November 18
posted on 08.27.12 at 03:49 PM EST by (@salromano)
PDP mentions date at GameStop conference.

Wii U will launch in North America on November 18, if accessories maker PDP are anything to go by.

Speaking at the GameStop Managers’ Conference in Texas today, a PDP rep said their peripherals would be available just ahead of Wii U’s November 18 launch. Both a Kotaku source attending the event, as well as Wario64 of NeoGAF, have confirmed this slip-up.

Wii U’s release date has not yet been revealed. It will presumably be announced at a New York City press event on September 13.

“They changed the subject real quickly once they realized what they said,” said Kotaku’s source from the event.

When contacted for comment, PDP community manager Candace Hinton said “at this time we can’t confirm Nintendo’s dates and we don’t know exactly what was heard, but we simply do not know that this point. We are launching accessories, but the date for the accessories doesn’t mean a confirmation on the hardware. If you seek confirmation on the date that is something that is going to need to go specifically though Nintendo, but we can’t confirm or deny dates on any of their hardware.”

Nintendo said it has “nothing to announce at this time.”

  • http://Flickr.com/mdemolish mdemolish

    yeah..SURE BUY IT <3

  • Marco Tinè

    I’d rather leave it where it is for now, and see what the developers can actually do with such a bizarre hardware layout… They’ve had a rough time with the Wiimote, let alone the Wiipad.

  • bebestorm117

    Cool! I hope so because Im ready to play Xenoblade and The Last Story.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    I’ll wait until Zelda, Metroid, Kirby and JRPGs in English comes out,

    • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

      Yeah what makes Nintendo think most of us will get a WiiU without our first party titles haha. If we get a Zelda or Kirby or any 1st party title I will be at the store at 2am making a line even if no one is there… or just stay outside in the parking inside my car haha.