For those who have been looking forward to getting their hands on the Nintendo Wii U, the good news is that Nintendo’s president, Satoru Iwata has revealed that the company’s next-gen console, the Wii U, will be seeing a launch in the US, Europe, Australia and Japan in time for the crucial shopping season at the end of the year. What this means is that if a Nintendo Wii U was what you really wanted, perhaps it’s time to add it to your Christmas wish list.
Unfortunately not all is rosy for Nintendo as the company has reported that they are expecting to see a loss of 65 billion Yen for the 2011 fiscal year, and that sales predictions for the Nintendo 3DS has seen a drop from 16m to 14m. While that is indeed somewhat somber news for Nintendo and their future, hopefully the Wii U will live up to the success of the Nintendo Wii which has seen a sale of 94m units since its launch back in 2006. Assuming Sony and Microsoft don’t surprise us with a PlayStation 4 or Xbox 720 respectively, the Nintendo Wii U could have a pretty strong head start. So, who else is looking forward to the Wii U under their Christmas tree in 2012?