Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has confirmed in a statement that they plan to launch their Wii U gaming console in the major markets before the end of the year.
Nintendo would aim for the holiday season later this year to maximize the sales after launch.
Nintendo Wii U is their next generation console which takes over from Wii. The company did well with Wii but it is now struggling against the two rivals PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Sony and Microsoft have not revealed their plans for their next generation gaming consoles.