One thing that was apparent at the investors meeting was Nintendo president Satoru Iwata’s talk about the “year-end sales season” when mentioning Wii U. Nintendo already clarified that it has no plans to reveal the Wii U release date or pricing until after E3 in June. When Wii launched in North America in 2006, Nintendo confirmed the launch details in September. There’s a distinct possibility that the company may do the same with Wii U.
“I believe that you are most interested in the details of the Wii U. Since the Wii U will be launched in Japan, the U.S., Europe and Australia in the year-end sales season… as we did for previous platforms that were launched in the year-end sales season, we will announce the launch date and price in each market sometime after E3.”