Following an announcement pertaining to its latest financial results, Satoru Iwata, the leader of Nintendo has made a statement that directly indicates the company's intention to withhold information on the launch date and pricing for its next-gen Wii U home console while at E3 2012.

Following an announcement pertaining to its latest financial results, Satoru Iwata, the leader of Nintendo has made a statement that directly indicates the company's intention to withhold information on the launch date and pricing for its next-gen Wii U home console while at E3 2012.

A commitment has been made by Nintendo to launch the console at some point this year, but with this latest statement (seen below) it is clear they aren't in a rush to put it out on shelves just yet.

"Please 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.

Nintendo’s basic strategy is to expand the gaming population. We would like as many people as possible, regardless of age, gender and game play experience, to have access to our product messages.

From that perspective, for our digital business to grow drastically, it is imperative for us to expand the exposure of the digital download products to potential consumers."

So, it seems we'll be waiting much closer to the actual release date of the unit before the juicy details are shared out. With that said, at least we will get to witness a Wii U in final form during this year's E3 event whilst being provided with more specifics on its functionalities and capabilities.

Additionally, Nintendo will be announcing most of its launch titles for the game at E3 as well as what several other developers are planning for the months ahead of the console's release.

Source: Nintendo.jp