Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has informed investors that the company has no plans to announce either the release date or the pricing for Wii U at this years E3 event. This will come as surprise to many who fully expected Nintendo to make these announcements in June. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long after the event to find out.
“We will showcase the final format, and discuss the details and the software line-up for this year at E3 2012, which will be held in Los Angeles in the United States in June this year.”
“Also, in the week after the E3 show, we would like to organise an opportunity where we can showcase the same to the Japanese wholesalers and financial analysts who cannot attend the E3 show. The people in our appropriate sections will let you know as soon as we have settled on further details.”
“Please also be advised that, 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.”