Who’s hoping for a Wii U this Christmas? Hand raised. According to numerous sources, spearheaded by Reuters and Bloomberg Japan, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has informed investors when the next-gen console is set to hit the consumer market: end of year. North America, Australia, Europe, and Japan are lined up to receive the Wii U during the holiday shopping season. We’ll give you more details once Nintendo releases an official transcription of its financial briefings as it always does. Why do we sense a Black Friday launch? Call it a hunch.