When will Wii U be released and how much will it cost? These are the questions on every Nintendo fan's lips at the moment. However, don't expect to discover the exact release date and price until after early June as Nintendo has said that it won't be making any such announcements at E3 2012.
"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," President Satoru Iwata told investors.
"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."
Well, we shouldn't expect Nintendo to announce the Wii U price for the UK at all as Nintendo Europe always allow retailers to decide the price of their hardware.
As for the Wii U release date, Nintendo released this statement during their recent financial results briefing: "Nintendo will release the Wii U, the successor of the Wii mainly in Japan, the United States and Europe at the end of the calendar year."
So while we know that Wii U will be released at the end of the year, an exact date won't be revealed until after June 7th.
However, Nintendo did announce one new bit of information about Wii U. Nintendo plan to make their Wii U games available to download on the same day as they are released in the stores.