Nintendo recently commented that New Super Mario Bros U would be released “shortly” after the Wii U console. This caused a bit of a stir among fans who expected to buy and play the game as soon as they got their Wii U console. Nintendo has now made an official statement regarding the matter, saying that New Super Mario Bros U release date hasn’t changed and the game is still on track to be released as a Wii U launch title.
Furthermore, Kit Ellis, the Nintendo rep who initially said New Super Mario Bros U would be released after launch, recently told GoNintendo that his comments were “a mistake”. Officially, the game is still set for a Holiday 2012 release, and is listed at Nintendo as a launch title. However, Nintendo often has a different definition of “launch title”. It has happened before with the Wii and 3DS launches where a launch title was actually part of a “launch window”, which spanned a few weeks after the console went on sale.