January 26, 2012 / 7:31 AM / 6 years ago

Nintendo to launch Wii successor in key markets for year-end

OSAKA, Japan (Reuters) - Nintendo will launch a successor to its Wii game console in the U.S. and other key markets in time for the crucial year-end shopping season later this year, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata told reporters on Thursday.

<p>Nintendo's game consoles are displayed at an electronics shop in Tokyo June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon</p>

He said the WiiU would be launched in the United States, Europe, Australia and Japan for the year-end season.

Reporting by Yoshiyuki Osada; Writing by Edmund Klamann; Editing by Edwina Gibbs

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