My good friend Game On has exclusively revealed the week in which the Wii will launch in the US. The console will go on sale between Friday, 10th and Thursday, 16th of November.
Evidently, you would like to know what kind of source this originates from. Here´s what he writes:
I got the call tonight gamers from my inside source. And I thought it was going to be just a normal tuesday night. Now I know that everyone has "sources" but I can assure you mine works for a major retail company and they have received information on the Wii release.I have been able to verify this information sufficiently to vouch for the authenticity of the source. This really originates from an internal memo that was circulated within a major US retail company.
Of course, an internal memo that circulates now, more than three months before the alleged launch, could theoretically mention a tentative date, rather than one that was communicated to them from Nintendo (via head office, for sure).
But why communicate a tentative date to store managers? That would make no sense. No, I seriously believe this is the first real leak of the Wii´s launch schedule.
Also, this is totally in keeping with what Iwata told me at E3: that Nintendo doesn´t feel any need to rush their console to launch and that they will wait until they can offer Wii together with a great software portfolio right on day one.
EDIT Having posted this simultaneously on the NSider forums, user GRRLGAMER25 replied with the following pic:
She saved that frame from Ubi Soft´s Red Steel page. The date was later changed to ´Holiday 2006´ and the age rating to pending.
Source: Game On´s blog