In case you didn’t know, Gamestop is having a conference in San Antonio, Texas right now. While nothing particularly noteworthy is being announced or debuted there, it looks like someone might have accidentally made the event relevant. That someone works for Performance Designed Products (PDP), a video game accessory company.
According to several sources, a manager from the company ended his panel by casually mentioning that their accessories would be available “just ahead of the Wii U’s launch date of November 18.” He then quickly changed subjects, presumably realizing that he had just signed his own death warrant. PDP has since released a statement saying that they can’t confirm a launch window for Nintendo’s hardware, but there has been no word about the no-doubt grisly fate of the man who let a date slip in the first place. I have it on good authority that Reggie Fils-Aime has a squadron of cyborg attack emus that he sicks on those who displease him.
In other news, November 18th is a strangely believable release date. That would put the Wii U right into the sweet spot leading up to the holiday season, which the Wii also took advantage of with its November 19th launch. Also, Nintendo loves releasing products on Sundays.