We'll Know The Wii U's Launch Date And Price By September 13

Nintendo is holding a major Wii U press event in New York City on September 13, hosted by Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. An invitation sent to select media outlets today promised a day that will let us learn "more about how the Wii U will change the future of gaming and entertainment."

Sure, that's what they say, but let's read between the lines, shall we?

The last time Nintendo did a Reggie-hosted event in New York City, it was an all-day event that had him taking the stage to reveal the launch date and price of the 3DS. Launch-window games were there for reporters to play, but which games were coming out on launch date were still to be announced. The event was held in January 2011, and the system came out in America in March 2011.

The time before that that Nintendo did one of these Reggie-NYC things? It was a big Wii launch showcase. It was the first place I played Wii Sports bowling and essentially the crossing-the-T's-dotting-the-I's event for that system's US launch.

So, barring some strange change in behaviour, Nintendo is likely to tell the world on September 13 when the Wii U will come out in America, how much it will cost and maybe even which games we'll play on launch day. They're not saying that, but that's what history tell us.


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    We'll know it by September 12. Because unlike the US, we're in a cooler future timezone.

    Be so much easier if they just made the entire world the same timezone. Don't know why they just don't do that, but ah well.

      Um, actually we'll know on the 14th. Just because we're in the future - which I'm not disputing - doesn't mean overseas stuff happens in advance: it's actually the opposite.

    unless apple launches a console and pats the power button and disc tray every one has used for the past 20 years :D

    I bet they'll announce everywhere except for Australia

      Yeah I'd say so:

      Nintendo is likely to tell the world on September 13 when the Wii U will come out in America

    No Zelda, No 3d Mario.......No Wii u on launch for me...

      What are you talking about? We had Mario Galaxy, Mario Galaxy 2, NSMBWii, Twilight Princess, and Skyward Sword all on the Wii.

    Is that the same day the rumoured iPhone 5 is meant to the announced? If it is...is that such s good day for Nintendo to pick? Apple will dominate the news.

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    I'm buying it on Launch! The Wii U will dominate!!!

    Nintendo should stop making home consoles and become a third party publisher and if they really want to continue making hardware, focus on portable systems.

    LOL....can't believe so many people thought the Wii sucked....it had lots of the best games of this gen.

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