Gamers who keep their ears to the ground would of seen the stink of rumours over the past week regarding the Wii launch date, even Sports Illustrated for Kids has been quoted as having the official release date.

It seems Nintendo do indeed keep an eye on the rumour fires, and for once have reacted with a statement.

“There’s no change in our plan to release the console in the last quarter of this year. We are planning an announcement in September and it may be causing some confusion.'’ - Yasuhiro Minagawa, spokesperson for Nintendo Co. Ltd.

So there we have it, forget about those "September Release" comments, the announcement will come in September with a Q4 launch. We'll be impressed if Nintendo manage to launch in Oct, but we're quietly guessing November.