Great news, this morning Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has said that Nintendo will bring Wii U to all major markets in time for Christmas this year. Speaking at an investor meeting following the release of its Q3 financials, Iwata said via Reuters that Wii U will launch within the holiday period in EU, US, Japan and Australia.
On top of that Nintendo are still set to re-reveal the console at E3 this year, where I'm sure they'll take more care to ensure consumers fully understand the systems appeal.
Games confirmed for Wii U already include:
Super Smash Brothers
Zelda HD project
A new Super Mario experience
Metro: Last Light
Batman: Arkham City
This is great news for both Nintendo fans and gamers in general. Be sure to save up your money early.