Wii U launch set for November 18 - Report

Nintendo-focused outlet cites Japanese retailer memo with global release dates for tablet-based console.

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The Wii U will hit shelves at the height of the holiday season, according to a report from Wii U Daily.

Nintendo is reportedly readying the Wii for a mid-November launch.
Nintendo is reportedly readying the Wii for a mid-November launch.

The Nintendo-focused site is crediting an internal e-mail circulating among staffers at Japanese retailer Media Land with the news that the Wii U will debut in North America on Sunday, November 18. The report indicates that the following week will see the system arrive on shelves in Japan.

Nintendo announced a holiday release window for the Wii U in January. The new tablet-based console has been confirmed to launch in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia before the year is out.

As of press time, a Nintendo representative had not returned GameSpot's request for comment.

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