Wii U 'probably' arriving in November - Toki Tori 2 dev

Dutch shop Two Tribes projects Nintendo's upcoming high-definition console to launch during same month as Wii in 2006.

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The Wii U will "probably" [sic] be on store shelves this November, Toki Tori 2 developer Two Tribes told GameSpot on Twitter recently. The Dutch developer did not say if this was a North American or international release projection.

Wii U in November? Two Tribes says it's possible.

Nintendo has not announced a specific release date for the Wii U, but the company said in January the console would arrive worldwide this holiday season. Last week, a listing on Amazon Germany indicated the Wii U would be on shelves on December 21.

If the Wii U does arrive in November, it will do so during the same month as the Wii did more than a half-decade ago. That system hit North America in November of 2006 and saw release in Europe a month later.

Two Tribes is currently at work on Toki Tori 2 for the Wii U. It is a sequel to 2008's WiiWare adaptation of the 2001 Game Boy Color platformer Toki Tori. A puzzle platformer, the game is also due out for the PC and Mac with a level editor.

Discussion

28 comments
XBOXer_lt
XBOXer_lt

It better come before December, otherwise there will be a lot of disappointed gamers who did get console in time. There better be no shortage of consoles too.  Nintendo should not want to repeat Wii story again when not enough demands were satisfied

buying1999
buying1999

Who cares?

 

The Xbox 360 is the BEST console EVER made. --John Carmack

hadlee73
hadlee73

"Dutch shop Two Tribes projects Nintendo's upcoming high-definition console to launch during same month as Wii in 2006." Stuff the Wii U, I want to play with Nintendo's time machine that will allow them to release it in the same month as Wii in 2006 :P

RawhideSphinx
RawhideSphinx

even at 99$ price point i would not be interested, now if it came bundled with an HD epic zelda game i would pay 199$ for it.  that is all

Flint247
Flint247

Whenever it comes out, I will be ready for it. :)

Triton
Triton

Ha, they don't know when they will release it and some of us don't really care when. Great scoop.

endorbr
endorbr

Thanks for that little tid bit of OBVIOUS information. 

EPaul
EPaul

If it does come out this calender year nintendo has some serious marketing to do

armodillo17
armodillo17

So this article says that a developer makes a prediction that already matches the assumption that everyone is already making about the Wii U's launch date. Why is this news?

 

I'm really not trying to be rude to Mr. Makuch or anyone else at Gamespot--I'm just really curious. Anyone?

R2BDSi
R2BDSi

they should wait until April 22nd(Earth Day), so people can recycle this paper weight, once they see no value in it XD

jhpeter
jhpeter

If at least they used a capacitive touch screen I would think in get one besides the sequence of bad news about it.

ronnet
ronnet

It is the usual release window for new consoles. You want people to write about how well your console sold, the best way to do that it to release in the holiday period when people have the money and are in the right ''spirit''.

 

We can also be sure that Nintendo will try to launch this year, one more year and the new Xbox and PS are announced and its specs might make people decide to wait a little longer. So put those two together and you can make an educated guess.

 

The sad thing is, most analysts can't be bothered to do even that. They'd much rather cry out nonsense as that draws more attention to them.

craigprime
craigprime

I think I'll just ignore this article about when the launch is, along with the other hundred articles, and just wait for Nintendo to tell us.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

Eddie, are you feeling ok?  What about Michael Pachter's opinion?  We need to hear is eighth prediction on the consoles.

Mozuckint
Mozuckint

I thought most estimates were putting around this time anyway?

fadersdream
fadersdream

Why did the Wii suck? because it took games from the game boy, is there a more bottom of the barrel place to scrape?

Rovelius
Rovelius

What an enlightening and factual piece of article.

ragnar320
ragnar320

the moral of this story though is that NOBODY REALLY KNOWS!!!!!

luqmanr
luqmanr

I think November would be the sweet spot. Making it in the right time to the lists of possible christmass presents.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

November 21 2012 was one of the releases dates. They should make it exactly 6 years to the day.

Rayzakk
Rayzakk

Uh wasn't it just assumed that if it was this holiday season that it would be November?

digitaltiger
digitaltiger

Good idea to release it in November instead of December, gives kids time to bug their parents in getting them one for christmas.

armodillo17
armodillo17

 @fadersdream The Game Boy line is one of the most revered set of console lines ever, in large part because it has an enormous library of fantastic games. One of Nintendo's flagship franchises even started there before appearing on home consoles.

fatee
fatee

 @digitaltiger It's just another WII add-on, I'm sure they will be fine without it!=P

IanNottinghamX
IanNottinghamX

 @fatee its not an add on its actually a new console.......looks like someones asleep