You have to love it when a company releasing a popular product won’t let its fans know when it’s coming out. Even if the rabid fanbase is going insane with impatience. That’s when you start hearing the rumor mill heating up, and the latest comes from a picture over at GoNintendo.
It was taken by one of their readers and it projects the release of Wii MotionPlus, and Wii Sports Resort to be July 10th. The picture is at the bottom of the post. It looks authentic; although misprints and misinformation aren’t uncommon in the retail world.
This of course led to a recent Nintendo reaction. Here’s a quote from Eurogamer, “Nintendo has told Eurogamer that July release dates for MotionPlus and Wii Sports Resort are “purely rumour and speculation”
Reggie Fils-Aime also piped up at GDC, claiming that the MotionPlus technology was still on track for a Spring 09 release.
I know we all like to create stirs in the world of video game journalism, but I’m going with Nintendo on this one. They’re generally very up front, and honest with the media. If Reggie says Spring 09, that’s who I’m trusting. Not a picture of a piece of paper taken by some random video game store release list. Of course, that doesn’t make the speculating any less fun though…