According to Wii U Daily, there is a release date for the Wii U in North America and Japan. They received an internal e-mail from a Japanese retailer stating that the Wii U is scheduled for Sunday, November 18, 2012 in North America and one week later in Japan. I remember the Wii being released 6 years ago on Sunday, November 19, 2006. Even though Nintendo hasn’t 100% comfirmed this, all major consoles and blockbuster titles generally release in November. Nintendo did say the Wii U launch would be in Fall 2012, so this could be a positive sign. I definitely will be keeping my eyes open for the day pre-orders can be taken for this next gen system from Nintendo.