A new report suggests that the Wii U launch in Europe will be pushed into December, following GamePad manufacturing issues.
According to sources of CVG, the problems stem from the manufacturing process of the Wii U GamePad, an advanced controller which features a touchscreen display, motion-sensing functionality, Near field communication tech, a camera, its own power supply and the promise of it being completely wireless.
It is believed the manufacturing difficulties relating to the Gamepad have hampered Nintendo's plans to announce solid release dates globally.
The report states that Nintendo won't launch the console in the UK at least until "early December", being pushed from a November release window.
At one stage, another source who worked at a publishing firm close with Nintendo had told CVG that the Wii U might slip to 2013 for Europe, though it is now assured that "the 2012 deadline will be met".
CVG's same sources also believe that Nintendo is still pushing to release the Wii U in North America before the Thanksgiving holiday.
By Nathan Misa