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More Wii U Rumours: Game Prices, Pre-Ordering, And North American Launch Date

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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.

5 Comments

Super Swede said:

As an Ameican, I take exception to te description of Black Friday as an "American Capitalist orgy." Rather, it should read, "American Capitalist orgy where people trample each other to death over $20 DVD players."

Hal said:

You know, I had actually written a little quip about the trampling business, but I edited it out. I would do the Canadian thing and apologise, but...well...sorry ;)

Caracticus said:

I will be in the US over thanksgiving visiting with my 'mer-kin partner and his family, and was thinking of experiencing black friday first hand... but I think I'd better put on about 200 pounds or I won't stand a chance.

I'd love to get a Wii U with Pikmin 3 on launch day.

Silver Phoenix said:

Fat people bounce the most, you would just become a human boulder as the crowd uses you to clear a path.

Hey Nintendo, Fuck-U!

Would Nintendo and Nintendo of America really DARE to make the Wii U release date as Black Friday? That's either genius, suicide or evil.

I said suicidal because if it isn't marketed well or known about then (and where is the marketing so far except online) and then doesn't sell... ON THE BIGGEST SHOPPING DAY OF THE YEAR?!

It would be a PR disaster if it doesn't sell on a day like that. Sony and Microsoft would have a field day on that.

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