CNN/Money: Wii could launch early

Article cites analysts, insiders saying that Nintendo could potentially launch its next console as early as September.

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If Wii watchers were happy when Sports Illustrated for Kids came out with a November 6 release date for the system, they'd likely be elated to read a new CNN/Money report from Chris Morris that suggests the console could arrive as soon as late September.

In his article, Morris points out that the Xbox 360 went on sale 69 days after manufacturing of the system began. He then cites a June 21 analyst report from American Technology Research's P.J. McNealy indicating that the Wii has already entered manufacturing. McNealy is quoted in the article as saying that October is "a reasonable timeframe" for the release. Morris also cites other, unnamed industry insiders as expecting a September or October launch for the system.

As for the official Nintendo line on this article, a representative hadn't returned GameSpot's request for comment as of press time. However, earlier today the company did respond to the Sports Illustrated for Kids article, saying in part, "We remain committed to launch the remarkable Wii console in the fourth quarter of 2006."

That would rule out a September launch, but not October. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has previously said the console would hit shelves in the US before Thanksgiving.

Discussion

403 comments
nyoroism
nyoroism

BOY I SURE HOPE THIS IS TRUE

Tigerman950
Tigerman950

Lol I seriously thought you guys were talking about me when you mentioned Hamza. That's my name too! I never realized that someone's username on this website was Hamza1212. Anyway, the Wii is out now, everyone is happy, I can't wait to get one in a few weeks from now. Hehe, Twilight Princess, here I come!

jmegasite
jmegasite

If the price is about 25,000 yen, It's going to be about $220. Not $115. 114 yen is about 1 dollar.

GAMEADDICTX1
GAMEADDICTX1

Well if the price is 25,000 yen, thats $115.72. So execpt the price to be about there.

d_c_z
d_c_z

I'm buying both the Wii and PS3. Both are unique in there ways. Since the Wii is cheaper and comes out early, I'll definitly start with it.

renger6002
renger6002

For the stupid ppl, the price is 200-250. Not 300. I don't think they would sell it for any less that 210 though. Stupid question, is the price in american dollars? just making sure.

Sparda177
Sparda177

WOOOOO HOOOOOOO!.............so is it $200or $300?

Battery749
Battery749

What games will be released with the wii when the Wii gets released?

painstation2
painstation2

Ok, ok I won't mind if the Wii will release too early, but I would like a precise time of release, like somewhere in October...... mostly because my birthday is at that time haha.

peon123
peon123

ps3 and the wii just for me cause the jedi do know what happens to the sith lords when they let their dark ones take over the world with their clams of calamity, their dogs of destruction, their oaths of false serenity. the dark ones WILL take their death and destruction to tthe goblins with hearts as black as night, black as pitch, black as the very darkest witch and then mortal world turn to ice this here be goblin paradise!!

voltage22
voltage22

u know what i think, the wii and the ps3 r great systems for different reasones it's like comparing a plant to a car, and i know that sounds crazy but thats the way your talking.your saying wii is going to win for its classics, mario, zelda, metroid etc. Some say ps3 is going to win cause it has alot mor power, can play blue-ray,better graphics, and better games like gran turismo or resident evil.so before u start saying this 1 is better than the they're competing for different reasons.

Ultimatum-0
Ultimatum-0

i need to know how much it is... NOW!

anix21
anix21

wii is a cool console but ps3 is a great game

kingamez
kingamez

I can't wait for the Wiii and I need an exact price for it!!

maddaddy8
maddaddy8

JUST TELL ME WHAT THE PRICE IS GOING TO BE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND A SPECIFIC RELEASE DATE!!!!!!!!!!

SEr_803
SEr_803

Wheres the wii omg cant wait it pwnz all woot woot

kollin_1
kollin_1

I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooo freakin' excited for this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shalomony
Shalomony

This along with the newer October 2nd "encoded message" This may prove to be a very Exciting October. Happy WiiNews everyone

evilyoda861
evilyoda861

I find the Wii system to totaly own all the other systems. I own a 360 and I love it, but I just am not addicted to any of the games like I would love to be. Wii will be my all time favorite, Halo3 will be epic, but wont take the fun out of Wii. Nothing ever will. I love Nintendo my favorite company.

OrianaDorta
OrianaDorta

finaly, good news about wii... :Phappy birthday to me

Ryo_Kensen
Ryo_Kensen

Good, now i'll have time to earn money for it!

Zero254
Zero254

I'd buy that for a dollar!

bigredman3000
bigredman3000

I just came from IGN and it said nintendo wii will be release on october 2 on monday. this time I hope it's true.

FortuneC00kie
FortuneC00kie

As long as a person thinks "Next Generation" is a direct translation to "sHineY LoL", then they don't really deserve to voice their opinion in the first place. I put my fifty dollars down to buy Twilight Princess down over a year ago Laxpheenix, am I not aloud to be excited about that either?

rodimus_prime85
rodimus_prime85

I can't wait. laxpheeniks, you need to shut up. The reason people can't wait for it is because it the game industry has become stale and Nintendo see that. Wii don't care about flashy graphics, we want fresh game ideas DS style. Calling people geeks because their excited about a new idea is unfair. Personally, so long as I'm playing Zelda and Red Steel before Christmas, I'll be happy.

laxpheeniks
laxpheeniks

For all you people saying how this is going to be a true next-gen system, I have got two words -- Shut up. This is not going to be a next-gen system, it is a current gen system, Miyamoto even said that. Yes, this system is going to be good, but stop being such geeks and just wait for it... Talking about how cool its going to be wont make it come any faster.

FortuneC00kie
FortuneC00kie

I like to see people who know what they're talking about. Yes I'm talking about you GameQ. I also think that the launch might be quite weak in terms of new games when the system is first released. Truth be told though, knowing that Twilight princess will be among those titles launched keeps my hopes up, and I know it will keep me entertained long after the other titles start coming out. Red Steel will probably make the launch as well, seeing as how the demo given at E3 was pretty much the finished copy of the game. Those two top notch games not to mention the idea that the Nintendo download servers will probably be up and running 100% on day 1. My best friend is already talking to me about games he would like me to download when I get the system...and to tell you the truth, I'm pretty juiced. Exciting times are coming....a real next generation system is coming soon.

kornholio360
kornholio360

I hope it comes in early September, that way I could get the Wii for my birthday.:D

PantsOfFury
PantsOfFury

Am I the only person that thinks they should launch it on the same day as the PS3? You'd get a lot of parents saying they'd buy their kid a new system, and they'd go for the cheaper one for sure, "Hey, I played Nintendo when I was a kid... You'll love this, Junior! And look! It's not $600..."

GameQ22
GameQ22

This article never mentions the word games!!! The sooner the Wii comes out the worse the launch lineup. I know that most of us who following the game industry's every move dont care about launch lineup that much. We know that if a game did not make it to the launch lineup, it will still come out within a few months, thus we get the new system, and a few games, and play and wait for the games we really want. But we are a vast minority. The causual gamer does not know what games did not make the launch. All they know are the games they see on the shelves. If the Wii launches too early with out a strong launch lineup, then the casual gamer will less likely to purchase. I say early november. It gives everyone the time needed to get the finishing touches on games and still holds true to previous statement that nintendo made about the launch. ~GameQ

ATOMB
ATOMB

I can only hope this is true and pray to the gaming gods that it is!

jpgalindo
jpgalindo

thats good but I havent saved any money yet

vaskodogama
vaskodogama

It's good for Wii to come sooner, I like it comming to the shops earlier than the PS3, everybody is wondering about when it comes, Can't wait to get one... [ and I am sorry for sony PS3 cuz of its price tag, Hope Nintendo wins the console wars, I Hope ]

redfop
redfop

sweet mother of god

rikardo10
rikardo10

kool, the only thing i hope is that they launch before the ps3

t3KK3n_4ever
t3KK3n_4ever

wii all know which con5ole is going to rule

Jofulikestofu
Jofulikestofu

*eye twitches, rocks back and forth like crack addict* Soon... soon....

XBOXSUCKS847
XBOXSUCKS847

cool now i got something to do till the ps3 comes out and i can have both. thank you nintendo you never disappoint

wayful
wayful

Vegetables guys! VEGETABLES! They'e DONUTS & VEGETABLES! No joke!

The_Consequence
The_Consequence

I can't wait, I never got to finish my copy of Metroid Prime, Or Ocarina of Time/Master Quest because my Cube broke. (I got it used) I want to get Red Steel, Wii Sports and, of course, Twilight Princess.

_bxfinest_
_bxfinest_

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aeonkiller43
aeonkiller43

Oh yeah and Hamza. You really need to think about your nintendo geek joke if YOU'RE in the forum genius.