Wii U Console Set for Release on November 18th?

If you check out the Wii U section of GameStop’s website, you’ll notice a few things. First off, most of the games have an absolutely absurd asking price of $99.99. Secondly, most titles have a tentative release date of 12/31/12, meaning that they have no “official” release date declared yet. However, if you notice two of the titles, “Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game” and “Ben 10 Omniverse: The Video Game”, they both have a release date of 11/13/12 . Also, notice that the game’s prices are $39.99 as opposed to the ridiculous theory of $99.99.

Now, Nintendo tends to allow third-party titles to release roughly one week prior to their console’s release. They’ve done it with the Nintendo GameCube, Wii and 3DS, just to name a few examples. However, it should also be known that Nintendo always releases their games and consoles on Sundays. Seeing as how they’ve kept this trend for years, it wouldn’t be farfetched to believe that they’d release the console on the Sunday after third-party games release. Seeing as how November 18th is the Sunday after November 13th, it’s fair to assume that the Wii U is set for launch then. Couple in the fact that the console is supposed to release prior to “Black Friday” and the validity become a bit stronger.

Now, this is to be taken with a grain of salt as nothing mentioned here is officially stated by Nintendo. However, pieces of the puzzle are starting to fit together and it’s becoming more and more exciting to see this console approach its release. Earlier, we showcased some of the box arts for Wii U titles and appreciate the nod Nintendo gave to the GameCube by utilizing a similar layout design.

What do you guys think? Sound like a plausible theory? Sound off in the comments below!

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