GI - The Wii U launches on Nov. 18 in the States with launches in Europe and Japan later on Nov. 30. Plenty of people have criticized the system for a multitude of reasons, even on Gaming Illustrated–we are a site divided on the Wii U. The question with the first “Next-Gen” console is how it will do when Nintendo releases it to the public. Can Nintendo expect to fall on its face with this launch or can it have an amazing launch with systems selling out this Holiday season? Will the Wii U be a huge success and have the long-term staying power of the Wii?