Yup, this makes three Wii U stories in three days. Frankly, there will probably be a lot more as the console gears up to release in a few months.
"Late 2012" is all Nintendo has said regarding the Wii U's release, but the newest rumour mongering, quoting a source from US retailer GameStop, is putting that date square in the middle of
curious American capitalist orgy Black Friday. (For our non-American readers who, as I was, are largely unfamiliar with the American shopping holiday Black Friday, it's the day after American Thanksgiving, and is generally associated with an early morning buying frenzy that has, at times, resulted in small amounts of chaos.)
Since Black Friday begins what is generally considered the most lucrative buying season in the US, and it makes complete sense that Nintendo would want to position the release of the successor to the astonishingly mass-market popular Wii on that day. The same reports have included a picture of alleged Wii U game pricing, averaging $40 - 50 USD. Meanwhile, pre-orders are expected to start within the week.
We'll see how much of this pans out, and bring you more as it comes.