Gamepad Manufacturing Issues To Blame
According to a new report from CVG, the Wii U may miss its heavily-rumoured November release window in Europe due to the complexity of its Gamepad controller.
The rumoured delay, which may be contained to European territories due to Nintendo's determination to roll it out in time for the American Thanksgiving holiday, has been squarely placed on the Gamepad peripheral by CVG's sources. This tablet-based controller contains a 6.2 inch touchscreen, motion controls, Near Field Communications, an onboard power supply and camera, thus making its disparate components both costly and expensive to assemble in sufficient quanities.
Nintendo's "manufacturing nightmare" is probably the reason why it's taking them so long to announce a release date, let alone a price point. They need to do so soon, and more importantly, start marketing like crazy.