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No Wii U price announcement at E3

Final console design to be shown in June, as well as 2012 software line-up

Nintendo will showcase the final Wii U hardware at E3 and also reveal details of the system's software line-up for 2012.

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What won't be revealed until a later date, Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata told investors, is the console's price.

"We will showcase the final format, and discuss the details and the software line-up for this year at E3 2012, which will be held in Los Angeles in the United States in June this year," the exec said.

"Also, in the week after the E3 show, we would like to organise an opportunity where we can showcase the same to the Japanese wholesalers and financial analysts who cannot attend the E3 show. The people in our appropriate sections will let you know as soon as we have settled on further details.

"Please also be advised that, as we did for previous platforms that were launched in the year-end sales season, we will announce the launch date and price in each market sometime after E3."

Iwata also reiterated that Wii U "will be launched in Japan, the US, Europe and Australia in the year-end sales season", before outlining a beefed up digital strategy which will see Wii U titles released digitally on the same day that they hit retail. Many 3DS games, beginning with August's New Super Mario Bros. 2, will also be available as downloads.

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