On the 13th of September, Nintendo are scheduled to hold a Major Press conference to discuss the upcoming console, the Wii-U. Popular opinion is that during this event Nintendo are going to announce the official release date and price of the Nintendo Wii-U. However, it seems like one of the companies working on accessories for the console have jumped the gun.
Performance Designed Products, a hardware developer working on accessories for the console might have announced a tad early that the console is scheduled for a release on the 18th of November. The date was let slip during a game’s retailer conference, the rep stated that their new product would be available to buy before the console’s release date of November 18.
Obviously, the company are now trying to cover their potential mistake and are making statements to all the news outlets that will listen. In a statement to Kotaku, representatives for PDP said, “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.”
Despite this all being heavy rumour, the date does seem very likely to be a real one. The previous two consoles from Nintendo were released in November also, and on almost the same date. It seems like nobody can actually manage to made any announcements themselves anymore, with so many major announcements getting leaked before the companies themselves could get a chance to.
With the release date out of the bag, it just means the price is the only question mark above the Wii-U now. I would hope that the console comes out with a very reasonable price tag as the Nintendo Wii did before it. The price drop of the 3DS must be very fresh in Nintendo’s minds and I don’t think they want to find themselves having to slash prices mere months after release again.
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