US gets it one week before Japan.
According to website 'WiiUDaily', Wii U launches in the US on Sunday 18th November and a bit later in Japan. No word about the European launch date.
According to an e-mail WiiUDaily obtained from a Japanese retailer, Nintendo next generation console is launching on Sunday 18th November in the US and a week later in Japan. No word about the European release date:
Yes, it makes sense, considering the original Wii launched in the US on 19th November 2006, also a Sunday. Japanese gamers got it a couple of weeks later, and Europe three weeks later. It could still change, but most likely it will stuck to this date...
An official announcement is expected at this year E3.
NEWS SOURCE #1: http://wiiudaily.com/2012/04/wii-u-launch-date-set-for-november-18-2012-report/
NEWS SOURCE #2: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-04-02-wii-u-release-date-leaked-by-japanese-retailer-report
Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news story!