There is a large source for rumours about the Wii U that come from a single source. It’s a blog about the Wii U that continues to make things up to garner the attention of bigger sites. Their latest lie relates to the date the Wii U will supposedly be released. They say they’ve obtained an e-mail from a Japanese retailer which states the Wii U will be released on the 18th of November, 2012.
And yes, that’s a very likely release date. But they don’t “know” it because they have a source of information, or because retailers know the release date of the system. They don’t. It’s a probable estimation based on what we already know. And that’s it. Why do I believe this?
- The blog has lied before (and even that wasn’t the first time).
- Retailers would not have been notified about the release date yet.
- It’s awfully convenient, isn’t it? A new, unpopular blog has all these incredible sources? Right.
The problem is, sites like Eurogamer are now reporting on it, and that makes it appear much more legitimate, when the original source of the article is pure fabrication. I love rumours and speculation, and I don’t try to say otherwise, but I’ve never (and will never) simply say something I know isn’t true. But this site, which I choose not to name as to not direct any traffic to them, continue to report on things that are false.
There are real sources of information. But after seeing and reporting on so many rumours, you start to have at least some idea of know what’s believable and what is empty and irrelevant. This rumour, along with the other rumours from the blog fall into the latter category. Please don’t believe them.