One of Nintendo’s peripheral makers may have just screwed the pooch when it comes to the Wii U’s official release date. According to attendees at the GameStop Manager’s Event, a rep for PDP mistakenly revealed November 18th, 2012 as the launch date for the Wii U during their presentation. Supposedly these folks quickly tried to pretend that they just didn’t make a major f*ck up by changing the subject almost immediately after spilling Nintendo’s beans.
Nintendo is planning an event on 9/13 which is when many industry insiders expected to get the official release date for the Wii U, but I have a good feeling that the slip-up at the GS Managers Event is the real deal, so you should expect to hear 11/18/12 as the official release date at the 9/13 Nintendo event. Just act surprised if you happen to be there. You’ve been thinking that the only reason you’ll buy a Wii U is to just say that you own one…
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