Although Nintendo has said that it aims to have the Wii U out at retailers by the end of the year, the company still hasn’t been willing to share a solid release date.
Recently, reports began surfacing that the Wii U would be out around the middle of November, and these reports gained more traction recently when Video Product Distributors, a company that supplies Amazon and Overstock, listed a release date–with some interesting new information.
According to the company, Nintendo will be releasing the Wii U at retail on November 11 of this year, just in time to get out before the holiday shopping craze that is Black Friday. Interestingly, the listing also says that Wii U will be delivered in 3 SKUs: one at $249.99, one at $299.99, and the more expensive SKU coming in at $349.99.
Nintendo hasn’t made any announcements about a release date, much less whether the Wii U would be available in multiple SKUs, so just what each one brings is unknown. As IGN points out in their report, it’s likely that the $299.99 and $349.99 come bundled with extra games or accessories–perhaps the $349.99 one includes an extra controller?
At this point all we can do is speculate, but if Nintendo still intends to have the Wii U in the hands of consumers by the end of the year then you can expect the company to go into full marketing blitz mode relatively soon, and with that will come a flood of new information.
Are you looking forward to the Wii U, or does Nintendo still have some convincing to do before you make the purchase?