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Wii U out Nov. 11 for $250?

Video Product Distributors listing reportedly outs early November release date, three SKUs scaling to $350 for upcoming Nintendo console.


The latest Wii U rumor has arrived. Video Product Distributors - which handles wholesale distribution for Amazon, among other clients - supposedly posted a listing for the Wii U, indicating the console would arrive on November 11 with a base package available for $250.

11/11/12 may be the release date for the Wii U.
11/11/12 may be the release date for the Wii U.

The VPD website requires a login to access content, but YouTube user H0undd0gg (via GoNintendo) captured the supposed listing, which details three different Wii U SKUs. These include offerings to be available November 11 for $250, $300, and $350. No further information is available, and as of press time, Nintendo had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment.

If the Wii U does have a multi-SKU launch, it will mark a change from Nintendo's previous operation. The Wii (2006) and GameCube (2001) launched with just one available bundle.

Last week, a report stemming from the GameStop managers' conferences in San Antonio, Texas indicated the Wii U would arrive November 18. This report was based on comments made by a representative of peripheral maker PDP.

Nintendo had previously confirmed the Wii U would be on store shelves worldwide this holiday season, but has yet to nail down a concrete date. The Mario factory may do just that next week during a presentation in New York City from Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime.

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