Nintendo Wii U release date after 1 April 2012

Release details and more info on Wii U revealed in interview.

The Nintendo Wii U will not be released until after 1 April 2012. That’s the word directly from Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo America’s top exec, who was speaking in an interview with Forbes.

Answering a question about how the original Wii and Wii U would exist side-by-side, Fils Aime said, “[The Wii U] is a device that will launch in 2012, after April 1st, so we will deal with that situation at the appropriate time.”

Fils-Aime added that he was confident the current version of the Wii would still sell well, citing the longevity of the Gameboy Advance, which sat on shelves for two years after Nintendo launched its first DS handheld.

Plans to allow streaming content on the Wii U’s hulking controller were also hinted at, although specific details were not handed over. For more on this and the rest of the day’s gadget news and gossip, stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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