According to an email from a Japanese retailer, Wii U is set to launch in North America on November 18, 2012, while Japan will see it one week later.
The email was an internal one and it came from popular Tokyo game shop Media Land. Apparently, the mail was circulated among the staff and snatched by WiiUDaily.
Nintendo has already said that WiiU will launch in fall 2012, which is no surprise since most major consoles launched in that time. While it is a bit unclear whether the new date is more of a target than a fixed date, we’re still glad because it can’t be that far off.
As for the European launch date, users will have to wait a bit more for the announcement, since it wasn’t mentioned.