As we reported yesterday, Wii U will launch in time for Christmas, with Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealing to investors the company has learnt from the 3DS launch.
Iwata told investors:
For the launch of new hardware, it is, of course, regarded as a sort of requisite not to miss the critical year-end sales season. The company is aiming to firmly complete the development of the entire system and prepare sufficient software so that the Wii U will be at its best at the time of the launch. Needless to say, we have learned a bitter lesson from the launch of the Nintendo 3DS.
3DS was widely criticised for launching without a digital download store and its lack of high-profile Nintendo franchises like Zelda and Mario, with Iwata repeatedly stating the company will not make the same mistakes again.
Sadly Iwata gave away no further details about Wii U software, leaving us waiting until E3 for our glimpse at the final machine and its games.