Nintendo: Wii you in September? Not.

In another bout of he said/she said, Nintendo's new Wii console will not ship in September as a CNN.com columnist had suggested. The columnist had quoted inside sources and suggested a late September launch for the console was a "dark-horse" possibility.

Nintendo responded to Bloomberg news agency as saying it had yet to announce a release date for the Wii. You can read the back-and-forth here and here.

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In simple language, this is the videogame industry's drowsy season, meaning it's a good time to dust up the phone number of a guy you met at last year's Sony party at E3, get him to ramble on about what he thinks game companies are going to when things pick up, and then print what he says (without using his name, for god's sake) as a speculative column.