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Nintendo Wii U launch date and price to be revealed Sept. 13?

Nintendo has been keeping a number of specific facts about its Wii U game console a secret, including its exact launch date and its final price. So far, Nintendo has only said that the Wii U will launch before the end of 2012.

Today, Kotaku reports that members of the media have received an invite today to attend a press event in New York City on September 13th. The invite says the event will give the invited journalists more information on "how the Wii U will change the future of gaming and entertainment."

That vague statement is likely code for Nintendo's real intentions; the officially announcement of the price and specific launch date for the Wii U for the US market.

The original Wii, released in 2006, had a price point of just $249 for its launch. The introductory price of the Wii U could be higher, thanks in part to the console's new tablet-like controller. A recent rumor, via unnamed sources, said that the Wii U could have a US launch price of $299.

As far as a specific launch date, it's also likely that it will be sometime in November, just in time for the Wii u to become one of the hottest gifts of the 2012 holiday season.

Source: Kotaku | Image via Nintendo

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