Pesky Manufacturing Issues Could Make The Wii U A Little Late In Europe

Why has Nintendo been so reluctant to announce a release date (let alone price) for the Wii U? Sources close to UK video game website CVG suggest the company is still not sure it can make enough of the consoles in time to ensure a November release in both the US and Europe.

It's hard to pinpoint a release date when you don't know when you'll have enough product to release. Citing "people familiar with the situation" CVG says that all signs point to a December release on that side of the pond, pointing towards the complexity of putting together the console's technology-stuffed touch screen GamePad as the key culprit.

New technology regularly runs into stumbling blocks in the manufacturing process, so while CVG calls it a 'manufacturing nightmare' it's just manufacturing. Them's the breaks.

CVG's sources tell them that while Europe is looking at a December release (can't delay something that wasn't dated), Nintendo still has every intention of getting the Wii U into North American gamers' hands before the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear in early November.

It could have been worse; the site also says that at one point sources weer indicating a 2013 release in Europe.

I've dropped Nintendo a line requesting comment, and shall update this post should they respond.

CVG Sources: Wii U release date delayed to December across Europe [CVG]


    Nintendo treating Europe like shit? What, no way!

      No, just you wait to they announce our release date. Haha funny but sad

        True. Since our stuff is from Europe...

    Just another sign they rushed the hole development, reveal, announcements.
    This in my opinion is why Sony & Microsoft have yet to officially reveal anything - best to have games well into development and a good idea about when you can launch etc before getting ahead of yourself and having a mess of a marketing beginning like wii u has been. The only thing Nintendo has achieved so far is to dampen expectations about their next boxes abilities and software lineup, especially re 3rd party support. How does one reveal a box notched they haven't even gotten two pads working at the same time!? How does the company famous and successful for creating Zelda Mario etc fai
    To even show a few seconds of hi def footage for these ? Why show of your point of difference two years before producing the thing? Their contempt for their consumers and competition will destroy hem this gen.
    I'm still totally undxcited by everything ninth has shown and saidcre wii u. And that in spite of my love of Mario.

    Nintendo ffs, srsly again?

    Lol something without a release date has been delayed? Does not compute! Lol

    Why does eveyone think that something can't be delayed if it doesn't have a release date. THE WII U DOES HAVE A RELEASE DATE but it hasn't been released to the public yet.

      Wonder if you'll still be so defensive once they announce a release date and you find Europe/Australia get the system later than the US & Japan. Because that's always what Nintendo does.

    if the release isn't before 2013 i am going to order it from Japan so no problem!!

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