Wii U release date will not be announced at E3

It will still be at E3, however.

Nintendo is bringing Wii U to E3 this year, as promised, but don’t expect details on release date and pricing.

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata said during a fiscal briefing today that while Nintendo will provide more details on the console at E3, a release date isn’t on the agenda. He did confirm, however, a global launch for 2012.

“Please also be advised that, as we did for previous platforms that were launched in the year-end sales season, we will announce the launch date and price in each market sometime after E3,” he said.

A week following Nintendo’s E3 press conference the company will hold a similar conference in Japan, Iwata added.

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