We finally may have an idea when the Wii U will be releasing this year as an email from Japanese retailer Media Land has been leaked showing the North American and Japanese release dates. This is obviously just a rumor for now although if you read what the release dates are they seem more real than past rumors.

Hit the jump and check out the speculated release dates for yourself!

According to the email from Media Land, Nintendo’s upcoming console is scheduled for a November 18th release, which is a Sunday, while Japan is apparently receiving it a week later. Nintendo have been known to release consoles in the month of November as the original Wii was so this could be true info in front of us.

The only problem with this rumor though is the lack of a European release date which may seem unusual to at least a few of you. You may think if a North American release date has been given by a Japanese retailer then why is there no European one? Nintendo is expected to reveal most of the Wii U’s details as well as its final design at this year’s E3 in June.

Do you believe in this Wii U release rumor? Would you like to see the Wii U released in November? What do you expect at E3 regarding the Wii U? Let us know in the comments!

Source: EuroGamer (GoNintendo)

  • E3 cannot come quick enough!!!!

  • RedBearLuX

    I expect we will se the launch line-up, pricing, release date and some other special little things, as Timothy88 said it can't come quick enough.

  • Capt. Link

    No way Japan will be second.

    • clubchloe1

      Well, the system is MADE IN JAPAN.

      • Linken

        While I do agree that it would likely release in Japan first if not both at the same time, America did receive Skyward Sword before Japan.


    Sounds sexy and accurate enough.

  • zerandomguy

    I'm soooo psyched for ssb for Wii U. But I hope they don't mess up this time :

    • ZeldaPlaya

      I thought Brawl was good

      • Jxudo

        So did I. It gets so much hate and I really don't know why. It was one of the Wii's finest.

        • Ghost of Mater

          Brawl gets massive hate. I don't know why though! The only thing about Brawl that I didn't like was how the Final Smash went to whover was losing. and if you suck enough ot die over and over again, they give you one when you come back.

      • cloverplayer

        it was good, but melee was better in many ways, so I'm hoping they combine the two.

        • Prada

          God you guys! brawl was the same as melee! It's like soul caliber, do something new damnit! or just include Midna Groose and Ghirahim!!! :3

  • Frase

    Regardless whether this rumor is true or not it probably will be released in November. This allows for boosted Christmas shopping sales.

  • Link2203

    I predicted Nov 22nd for AUS. So this sounds spot on to me.

  • TheMaverickk

    Isn't November 18th the same date the Wii was originally released on? Anyways it doesn't take a genius to take a stab at a release date like this. A month before Christmas is more then likely the goal for the release date.

    So I wouldn't be surprised if the release date is close to the one mentioned in this rumor.

    • ChainofTermina

      how do you remember stuff like that?

      • Trail


  • rmfrazie

    we just need to look back at the release dates of previous systems and then we'll get a good idea when. and yeah November will more than likely be the release month.

  • ChainofTermina

    is there a rumor of a name change?……seriously, the "Wii" sounded strange enough, the "Wii U" is just pushing it.

    • Mikkel

      Pluss that many folks thinks that the wii u isn't a brand new console, but the controler…

  • Jeff

    why the f*** is there a f****** stylus

    • Icefox337

      Even if you know you can keep it clean when you use your fingers, if you let someone else try, they may smudge the screen and press hard on it with dirty fingers. This always happens when I let someone look at my Kindle Fire, and it really angers me.

    • RedBearLuX

      If it makes you that angry don't use the stylus… Honestly why the hell are you freaking about a plastic stick lol

  • RedBearLuX

    Well North America were the first to get the Wii… with europe being the last, so that could explain why a european Wii U release date isn't available yet.

  • Goron

    I don't care when it comes out i just want it to come out.

  • doomrider7

    Just in time for my birthday. 😉

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