Aug 22nd, 2012

While Nintendo of America will be holding a special event on September 13 for the Wii U, the European outfit won’t be having a similar press event. Nintendo of Europe confirmed that there is nothing scheduled for September, which probably means we’ll get the European details at the same event in New York City. Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime will take the stage and brief the press about the upcoming Wii U console, and it’s widely expected that the Wii U price and launch date will be revealed, alongside a first party games lineup for the launch.

Last time Nintendo held a special event in New York, a corresponding event took place in Amsterdam, where the launch details of the 3DS were unveiled. The lack of a European press event could indicate a delay of the Wii U launch in the European territories. It has been rumored that the Wii U will launch in late December in Europe, compared to November in the US and Japan.

Reggie Wii U

Via DigitalSpy. Photo: Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime takes stage during E3 2012 to reveal the final Wii U GamePad controller.

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  • Dazz

    the wii u is awesome gta 5 is coming to wii u.

    • mtx123456


      • AKA-Link77

        theres actually a page on this site… SOURCE-SLAP!!

    • Nintedward

      make with the source , man !

    • deSSy2724

      where did u get this info? it would be ok to see a GTA V for Wii U but cmon… source?

    • Blue Falcon

      Can you give us the link?

      • OmahGod

        He’s lying.

      • Someone

        Thats the link:
        And a Video:
        I dont see the video because i don’t know english.
        I am Brasilian…
        But is very probable that is going to wii u because it going to launch in januery 2013 probabily… “But this going or not going to launch” is because of this analist:
        But this is before E3 and in E3 the wii u impresioned the developers,
        because the e3 of wii u was made for developers, only 13 of setember to “wii” know.

        • Someone

          Also… SOURCE-SLAP!
          i needed to make this… Also the wii u already gained support of a lot of third partys, becoming more probabily this, but if it launch is going to be after the ps3 and xbox 360 and pc versions, Also too Battlefield 4 is going to wii u too, remember the battlefield 3 trailer on e3 2011, maybe its moved for battlefield 4,
          there is 90% of chance.

          • Someone

            Also in “But this is before E3 and in E3 the wii u impresioned the developers,
            because the e3 of wii u was made for developers” i percebed that this is after e3 and of the E3 and developers i writed this because nintendo said the E3 is for developers and the part of “impressioned” its because a lot of third parties saying this.
            Sorry for the long text and the “Alsos”. If you read all of this, thank you.

          • Someone

            Also in the comment:Also in โ€œBut this is before E3 and in E3 the wii u impresioned the developers.[…]
            Some parts of My text doon’t appared, after “developers,” is Also Nintendo said
            that the E3 is made for developers. The text Getted crazy or my keyboard is bugged.

          • AKA-Link77


  • Wii Uoops!

    After a long time of waiting, it’s finally come! So why aren’t I super excited? Weird, I really thought I would be. I guess I will when it legitimately comes, but for now, just a LITTLE more waiting. Phew! Can’t wait to wait!

    • liberalagenda

      Maybe you are super busy with work/school?

      I know I am, which is why I haven’t really had time to be excited for the Wii U, the Olympics, or anything really.

      • liberalagenda


        Did someone neg rep me because I am a busy person?

  • swic11

    I know I’m not the only one, but i am PUMPED for the U release date. Just another step closer to a purchase!

    I’m buying Assassins Creed III
    Super Mario Brothers U

    If there is anything else that grabs my eye, I will probably pick it up as well.

    • Nintedward

      you forgot pikmin 3 , rayman legends , Nintendo land and AC3 .
      other than that , you are good to go

      • swic11

        Not gonna buy Pikmin3 at the getgo… I will probably pick up Rayman Legends though. And I listed Assassins Creed III

        • Nintedward

          oh yeh !!!! AC3 will be worth the wait for wiiu :). pikmin 3 could very well turn out to be wiiu’s best launch title . infact i would say it is ‘odds on’ to be just that. and that is saying something . cus i can see most of the wiiu’s launch titles getting very good reviews. if legends is better than origins for example . its a 9.5/10 etc etc .

    • Death

      Darksiders 2?

      • jat

        It’s not SOOO good. Check out the reviews of the game on youtube

        • Wils81

          You might as well say the same about MW3. The reviews are good, but too bad it was a huge disappointment.

        • gearchin

          how about make your review on the game instead of taking peoples word of mouth, most probably never even played it that long. another note, your personal choice is different of those on youtube, so why even let your view on the game or you liking it be base on THEIR OPINION. shame people use youtube and peoples personal opinion as their own.

    • AKA-Link77

      IDK if ill buy any games. –Dont get me wrong they R all OWSM…but i just started College and i may need some money for school and stuff. If im lucky mabey ill getta game. ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Mario

        Maybe Santa will be nice and give you a Wii U and a game.

    • afro ninja

      And black ops 2

      • Grodus

        Unless I’m wrong, this hasn’t even been confirmed, and development hasnt even started. It doesn’t even matter for me, cuase I think fps’s suck. But thats just my opinion.

    • ODB

      Am I the only one pumped for Tekken Tag 2?

      • mr. shplooblah.


    • Macarony64

      they maybe a few more games surprises show i hear from this site that ubisoft may have another game to show in this conference

    • Someone

      Project CARS? I love cars games, principily the local multiplayer.

  • Dan

    Hell yes!!

  • SuperShyGuy

    Oh I feel for my comrades across the pond.

    • relo

      Thanks comrade.

      • SuperShyGuy

        Your welcome comrade

  • jcb411abuser

    i’m loving the big pic of that controller, can’t wait to get my hands on the real thing, must say i was sceptical at first, as i was with the 3ds, but as far as the later goes now i have used it for a while, i LOVE IT!!! great little handheld, and i’m sure the gamepad controller will be every bit as innovative and MORE!!

  • Dmonkeyman

    Poor poor europe

  • WiiUknowthatNintendoisKing!

    Unreal engine 4 support confirmed!!! yes FTW more gamepad features!!! Nintendo Network!!!!! More Games!!!!!!! Price!!!! LaunchDate!!!!!! ….SuperSmashBrosInfo?????????? :O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! omg!!!!

    • Kyron

      lol. Calm down there, pal. And uh, ……don’t forget to change your shorts.

      I know I speak for the entire population of future Wii U owners when I say, my body is ready, but I can really see someone like you mauling down innocent people at Best Buy just to get your hands on one.

  • venomjamaica

    It sucks to be in Europe….. but am dying for September to come so what we can know the price and date and more about the wii u. I can’t wait….. it;s like waiting for e3 again. Hope I don’t get disappointed.

    Get N or get OUT!!!

    • Nintedward

      sucks to be in europe ??? i got a 3ds Xl on the 28th of JULY sucker :P.
      everyone needs to stop bashing my lovely Europe . it will be launched in Europe at exactly the same time , lol .

      • LyingTuna

        It might not. It’s supposedly getting released a month later. By it, btw, I mean Europe.

        • someone

          it will be launched at the same time (give or take a few days) over wise me and the rest of europe won’t be happy

          • Lazyboy88

            it’s only one month after so i don’t really care, as long as i get one when it comes out.

            i can’t wait to get a hold of that gamepad i think it looks so awesome! i hope it feels awesome too..

    • Brasilian

      lol u forgot to mention south america! Brazil! we wont get wii u before july of 2013!! =(
      damn it!

    • Jonas

      it does not suck to be in europe. europe is nice dude, even if the console might come out later (which is not even confirmed).
      Im looking forward to september.

  • gPadWatcher

    I’ll look forward to the September 13th announcement of the Wii U price and release date. If it’s launched before Black Friday, there’s a very high possibility of getting the U before the store shelves are cleared.

  • EvanescentHero

    September is gonna be a great month for me. I’m going to the Seattle Wii U Experience Event and shortly thereafter we’re getting Wii U announcements. I can’t wait! =D

  • Nintedward

    i am English . all this means is the big glitzy doo daah will be held in NY . the whole world will be watching that . and then on the same day or right near Nintendo Europe and Nintendo Japan will do A Nintendo Direct to discuss what is happening on our turf .
    im still hyped for what is going down in NY though !!!!!!!!
    i will be able to roughly translate a price etc etc etc . excitement .

  • Maverick-Hunter

    Amehhhhrica!!! Fuck Yrrrreah!!!

  • Josh

    I’m definitely buying Batman Arkham City Armored Edition, Pikmin 3 and maybe Project P-100, but since P-100 is most likely not going to come out at launch, I’ll got with Rayman Legends.

  • AKA-Link77

    Wow . . . Europe has been pretty “F”d over thru these past few weeks. : /

  • kingtendo

    look’s like the creator’s wii u dont like white folk’s……shame on them lol

    • Grodus

      What about AMERICA?(I have absolutely no idea why a said america in all caps…)

  • Captain Potato

    Exclusives are different in every region, so just because we are getting a press event on September 13 it doesn’t mean squat regarding pack-ins or exclusive games pertaining to that respective region! Example…American Wii’s got Monster Hunter Tri way after Japan did…we didn’t get either prequel?

    • theaquacharger

      We did. They were called Monster Hunter 1 and 2 on the PS2. MH1 and 2 were never made for the Wii.

  • Hell storm

    I’m getting a wii u at launch if their are any pre orders left, and getting zombie u and new super Mario bros. u.

  • 7Down

    Late December for Europe, eh, well that is pretty upsetting news, I hope it isn’t true, guess I just have to wait and see

  • Lusunup

    Damit I Want To Preorder Now!!!! im young and dont know how to save wellโ€ฆ i have four hundered in the bank for the past two months I never lasted this long holding my money thats how desperate i am for it :/ i dont think a can keep it all in there I might โ€ฆ.

  • Alienfish

    Sorry Europe, Nintendo is just too shy to tell it to your face that you won’t be getting WiiU at the same time as everyone else. Really though, if that happens, I feel for you guys.

    • Lazyboy88

      i think we have gotten used to it by now xD

    • Jonas

      what about russia, near east, africa? they also get it earlier?

  • Collected

    So will it only be the first-party titles of Nintendo announced on September 13th for launch or will the 3rd party developers working on games also announce launch titles at this time.

  • Christopher

    I don’t think its means that the Wii U will be delay because Japan is also not getting a conference so that would mean Japan as well would not be getting the Wii U until December.

    I still think that the Wii U will be released on time in Europe, Japan and USA.

  • audie murphy super man

    this kinda thing isnt news in uk and europe only america has this need for info type thing going on its like news shows reporting on the console race it just doesnt happen in uk and europe viewers would be like YEAH SO WHYS THIS NEWS

    the info we want will be in the USA

  • morgan

    when will the wii u to Sweden

    • zam

      sweden is in europe dumbass


    Us Europeans getting it late? Again!
    Lol i don’t mind as it will be worth the wait and will look forward to my nintendo buddys across the water giving us the lowdown on what to expect when we get our greedy mitts on it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • nintendoododo

    well i am glad that i live in europe. America is such boring continent.

    • Jonas

      agreed, was there for the last 2 months and im glad to be back

    • Nintyfan

      USA is not a boring place, it’s in fact the biggest ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOLLYWOOD!!!

    • zam

      america is a sic continent! wtf u saying

  • ck1x

    I think that they will announce that it will launch in December in Europe! They need to get this console out in all major territories by this holiday season for certain…

  • Grodus

    “And I’m proud to be an american,”
    WHOO! sempember 13. got it. America!
    (oh, sorry europeans, didnt mean to rub it in, even though i totally did…)

    • 7Down

      Curse you bloody Americans!!!

      Just kidding, still it is a shame if it really get’s delayed for Europe by a month or more.

      • golden epic

        well. at least the Europeans get the 3DS XL first

    • zam

      september 13th is when they tell u the release date idiot

  • PlatinumKnight

    I wonder if the Wii U can support the 4K Tv?? It’s coming soon.

  • roca

    Nintendo please give us a new 1080′ and Wave Race maybe a new metroid fsp…

  • Bravyoura


  • BXG


    • zam

      the game aint for u its for everyone

    • zam

      the game aint for u its for everyone

  • marioooo

    I’m bit disappointed as I have been waiting to get this in UK, hopefully they can indicate at least EU / UK launch date during their US press conference and hopefully before Christmas, otherwise Nintendo are shooting their own foot, as people in Europe will spend money for other stuff this Christmas and won’t buy loads of WIIU in January, hopefully they realize that!

  • Maverick-Hunter

    Meh they come to America to buy systems either way so I see no real point of habit a conference over there

  • Bravyoura

    I live in the UK if we get the wii u before Christmas I’ll consider myself lucky because apart from the wii Nintendo consoles have traditionally come out between 6 – 11 months after the US launch. The wii was the only console to release within a month of the US and it suffered cripling shortages it was easily 6 months before you could buy one without pre order so I’ll probably have to settle for a super slim PS3 (model 3) oh well.

  • zam

    That is not fair! why does europe have to get it in december any way i might get it on my birthday on christmas day

  • Stavros

    In Europe most Nintendo departments act on their own will. Each country’s Nintendo decides how to promote and market Nintendo products in its own way. I’m sure each different European Nintendo (Nintendo Germany,Nintendo Greece,Nintendo UK) will have something planned. Which is better I believe, because that way we can all have an event (or events) on our own countries and not have to travel far enough! ๐Ÿ˜€