The Nintendo Wii U will launch between November the 19th and November the 23rd in North America, if a GameStop employee is to be believe.
GoNintendo were told by a GameStop employee that Nintendo's next console would be arriving just in time for the Black Friday shopping season in America, which is around the time of Thanksgiving.
Nintendo hasn't confirmed anything concrete regarding the Nintendo Wii U's release period, or a price point for the console. However, they stated a few days ago that the release of the console might be pushed back to December in Europe due to some manufacturing issues.
As soon as we receive more information about the release of the Nintendo Wii U, we'll be sure to let you know. It seems like it's going to be a rather busy holiday season this year.