Wii U to Launch Next Spring/Summer

Speaking to Gamespot, Sega’s executive vice president of marketing, Alan Pritchard has hinted that the Nintendo Wii U will launch in the spring/summer of 2012.

He was asked about the release of Sonic Generations, and said:

“The timing just doesn’t work. Generations releases this November, and the Wii U is coming out next spring/summer…To bring out Generations on a platform six or eight months after we release PS3, 360, and 3DS probably won’t be the best strategy,”

Nintendo has already said that the Wii U will launch next year but have not given anything away in terms of specific dates, and I’ve got a feeling that the Sega man was not supposed to reveal this information just yet.