CNet’s reporting that Nintendo is to bring Wii U to CES next month, six months ahead of a previously-planned re-reveal at E3.
CNet writer Jeff Bakalar says the company is to bring the new console to the event in Las Vegas, the first time it’ll have a new product on show in 17 years.
The story also follows recent speculation that Microsoft is set to drop, in some form, announcements regarding the next Xbox.
Nintendo unveiled Wii U at E3, mainly focusing on its tablet controller, leading to confusion that it was the console itself. There will be a base console along with the controller.
The company has said it plans to re-unveil the console at next year’s E3 in LA ahead of its launch later in 2012.
EA, Ubisoft, THQ, Namco, Codemasters and Tecmo Koei are some of the third-party publishers to pledge its support for the hardware.
CES takes place between January 10-13.