The freshest Wii launch rumour is October. Kotaku claims to have learned this from an inside source.
A large development team working on a still to be disclosed Wii title just got a big kick in the ass from Nintendo.
The source tells us that Alpha, Beta and Final times for the game just got vastly reduced and the common belief among the team is that the Wii will in fact be hitting this October.
This latest tidbit lands as Nintendo starts making the rounds in Europe and here in North America meeting with mass readership magazines to give them first-hand experience with the Wii and it's tiny wii-mote.
Here in the U.S., the company is meeting with folks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, all to give them a chance to play on the new console.
An October release of the Nintendo console would make all kinds of sense. If they can swing beating Sony out the doors, why would they wait?
Why would they wait? Because they want a convincing array of launch titles, as I don´t get tired of repeating. Kicking some developers´ butts won´t work in every case, I am afraid. However, October is the only reasonable alternative to November (which I´m still putting my money on), so it´s at least possible.
Thanks to: Codename Revolution