The Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun has apparently interviewed Satoru Iwata, according to German newssite Gamefront. The direct translation of their post reads:
Concerning the release date of the Revolution, Iwata said that he didn´t want to miss the end-of-year business, which promises a high turnover. Hence, the console should be released in the US by Thanksgiving (end of November 2006), to guarantee retail support. He did not mention a specific date. At E3, Iwata wants to present a near-final console.Instead of ´release date´, they have actually written ´shipping date´. But I guess that´s a mistake on their part. Their German is not too accurate.
Also, it should be noted that this story cannot be verified on the newspaper´s website. Searching for ´任天堂´ (Nintendo Co. in Japanese) returns only one recent article on a new Kyoto poetry temple, which features special downloads for DS users. However, there is this scan of the article:
Maybe someone can read the article and post its contents more accurately.
Source: Gamefront (German)
Thanks to: Hyliantom, Yoshio Tanaka