The report comes from an internal email obtained by WiiUDaily (http://wiiudaily NULL.com/2012/04/wii-u-launch-date-set-for-november-18-2012-report/). The email circulated among staff at a game store in Japan, the Akihabara-based Media Land (http://www NULL.m-land NULL.co NULL.jp/), one of the most popular video game shops in Tokyo. Nintendo previously confirmed that the Wii U launch would happen in Fall 2012 (http://wiiudaily NULL.com/2012/01/wii-u-still-on-track-for-2012-release/), but no specifics were revealed. November is the most important month when it comes to gaming releases — almost all major consoles over the past 10 years have been released during that time, and likewise when it comes to big titles.
SOURCE: http://wiiudaily.com/2012/04/wii-u-launch-date-set-for-november-18-2012-report/ (http://wiiudaily NULL.com/2012/04/wii-u-launch-date-set-for-november-18-2012-report/)