When Nintendo revealed the Wii U at E3 last year, the announcement came with confirmation that the console was targeted for release later on in 2012. The subsequent absence of updates on the developing console and its launch windows games have since led many to believe that those release plans were maybe a bit too optimistic. Nintendo is still right on target though, as company president Satoru Iwata confirmed to Reuters.
The Nintendo boss confirmed that the Wii U will be coming to the United States, Europe, Australia and, of course, Japan in time to take advantage of the end-of-year holiday spending. That's the extent of the news (seriously-- it's a REALLY short article), but it should bring hope to fans who may have been starting to lose the faith.