Wii U may miss European launch window — Rumour

Friday, 10 August 2012 17:17 GMT By Jeff Dunn

The Wii U may see its initial November launch window pushed back a month due to manufacturing issues, sources tell CVG.

The core dilemma appears to lie in producing the Wii U GamePad controller, which is not too surprising considering how complex its build is. Key GamePad features include a 6.2 inch touchscreen, a front facing camera, and motion sensing and Near-field communication capability, among others. In simpler terms, there’s a lot that goes into making one of these things.

The report does note that Nintendo is determined to release the new console in the US before the Thanksgiving holiday, though.

Obviously, manufacturing any console is a long and complicated process, but the Wii U may be cutting it especially close this time around with regard to its launch.

Nintendo declined to comment on the matter.

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