Nintendo to hold Wii U event on September 13

Nintendo's next home console, the Wii U, is supposed to be launching this holiday season. And it appears we'll finally get launch details in September.

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Nintendo's next home console, the Wii U, is supposed to be launching this holiday season. As we inch ever closer to the fall, we can't help but wonder: hey, what's up?

We may finally be getting our answers in a few weeks. Nintendo has emailed Shacknews an invite to a NYC media event on September 13th. The invite promises a presentation by Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime and hands-on time with the upcoming console.

The last time Nintendo held a media event in NYC with Fils-Aime, it revealed the launch details for the 3DS. The event was held in January, and the system launched just two months later--in March. It appears that Wii U may launch within an even smaller window than that.

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    August 21, 2012 1:20 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Nintendo to hold Wii U event on September 13.

    Nintendo's next home console, the Wii U, is supposed to be launching this holiday season. And it appears we'll finally get launch details in September.

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      August 21, 2012 1:20 PM

      i wonder if they are sweating yet..

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      August 21, 2012 1:43 PM

      I understand them wanting to have some distance between the releases of the xl and nsmb2 but they're seriously cutting it a little close here. but that does mean that they'll have near final builds of games so they can give a more accurate impression of what we can expect.

      I'm predicting $299 with Nintendoland bundle on Nov. 18th. We'll get the public unveiling of BLOPS 2 with tablet functions, one more game from EA, and maybe a few more games from japanese publishers like re6 from Capcom.

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      August 21, 2012 2:14 PM

      Dang, that's gonna be a busy couple weeks in mobile and gaming. Apple announcement (rumored, nothing official), Nokia, Nintendo, Samsung I think is doing something.

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      August 21, 2012 3:19 PM

      They're going to need to get that marketing train going full tilt through December starting then.

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