PDP leaks 11/18 date for Wii U accessories

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Just said at Gamestop conference. So pretty much 11/18 launch as everyone guessed, right?


It's not uncommon for accessories to release a week early but it's on a Sunday and they mentioned a specific release date


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Skel1ingt0n

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11/18 seems right.

Though I did think October could have been reasonable to have the AAA games like AC3 on their respective launch dates.
 

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I hope 11/18 is the release date. There are a lot of games for me to get through before the Wii U launches.
 

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This was pretty much a lead pipe lock. At least now I know what date to start saving towards!
 

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Wii

November 19th, 2006 (Sunday)

Wii U

November 18th, 2012 (Sunday)

Edit:

After Black OPs 2 (Nov. 13th)
After Assassin's Creed 3 (Oct. 31st)
 

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It would be funny if Nintendo had a press announcement that said either:

"It has been on sale since yesterday!"
or
"It goes on sale tomorrow!"
 

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Still crossing both my fingers and my toes for an Oct launch. But ya, this seems pretty obvious. Sigh, that is so late.
 

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It's always been easy to assume what date they'd launch based on their past actions. It's part of what makes them not saying anything all the more frustrating. They aren't going to surprise anyone by launching in October or even December. They would have lost nothing by saying the date back during E3 or at the very least the month.
 

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So what are the pros and cons of releasing a system on a Holiday week?

Pros: More people have the week off and will have time to shop and play
Cons: More people will be out of town and won't be able to shop or pick up their pre-orders.
 

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So what are the pros and cons of releasing a system on a Holiday week?

Pros: More people have the week off and will have time to shop and play
Cons: More people will be out of town and won't be able to shop or pick up their pre-orders.
Wii

The only Pro/Con that matters to Nintendo.
 

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If Nintendo wasn't going to launch early enough for simultaneous ACIII and BOII releases, they should have at least kicked off the marketing for those versions (and allowed the announcement of BOII for the platform) a lot earlier.
 

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"Perfect Dark… Perfect"?

Come ooooon, secret Nintendo reacquisition of Rare and magical rehiring of anybody who worked there in the '90s!

I mostly want this so that the leftovers at Crytek UK can finally go ahead and make TimeSplitters sequels until the Sun goes dark.



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…oh. :(


And lots of Nintendo stuff launches on Sundays...
Nintendo's standard new console date for some time now has been "The Sunday Before Black Friday". They deviated from this with the 3DS, and that seems to have been considered a pretty poor overall release (though it did seem to shape up once *drumroll* we got close to Black Friday). I'm thinking they got spooked back to their M.O.
 

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Nintendo's standard new console date for some time now has been "The Sunday Before Black Friday". They deviated from this with the 3DS, and that seems to have been considered a pretty poor overall release (though it did seem to shape up once *drumroll* we got close to Black Friday). I'm thinking they got spooked back to their M.O.
But I also meant that many Nintendo first party titles release on Sundays in the States. Sometimes people still seem confused when something Nintendo is dated for a Sunday.
 

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For a lot of us. Now we just need the $299.99 price with no pack in confirmed.
Nintendo Land is a demo of Wii U much like Wii Sports was for Wii. With that and the fact Reggie said he wants a 1:1 sale rate between Wii U and Nintendo Land, there is no way it isn't a pack in..
 

schuelma

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Nintendo Land is a demo of Wii U much like Wii Sports was for Wii. With that and the fact Reggie said he wants a 1:1 sale rate between Wii U and Nintendo Land, there is no way it isn't a pack in..
By most observations it is much more than a tech demo. I would be somewhat surprised if it is a pack in.
 

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The only downside to this I see is that it could be so beneficial to release just a week earlier. BLOPS2 is huge, and would be a perfect launch bundle with the U Pro Controller.