|CVG Sources: Wii U release date delayed to December across Europe |
Manufacturing nightmare hampers global Wii U release; Nintendo console still likely to arrive before Thanksgiving in US
With just four months before the holiday season opens, people familiar with the situation claim that the Wii U release date will fall to early December across Europe, missing the November launch window initially intended.
Key to the issue is the manufacturing of the Wii U GamePad; a complex controller that features a 6.2 inch touchscreen display, a front-facing camera, motion-sensing and Near field communication technologies, its own power supply and the promise that the device will be completely wireless.
Nintendo has declined to comment.
The platform holder is determined to release the system in the US before the lucrative Thanksgiving holiday, CVG's sources have said.