Rumor: Wii U to launch November 18

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.”

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