Late last year, Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata, stated that E3 2012 would involve a re-unveiling for the company’s Wii U console, which was scheduled for release at an unspecified time in 2012.


Speaking with Reuters, Iwata has now confirmed that Nintendo will release the Wii U will be launched in the U.S., Europe, Japan and Australia for the year-end holiday season.


Recent comments by Iwata have also indicated that, after a harsh lesson learnt through the Nintendo 3DS launch, Nintendo plan to have stronger software available at the launch of the Wii U in order to sell the system.


Thus far, a price for the Wii U has not been announced either.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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