According to the New York Times (by way of the Seattle PI), Nintendo’s Wii has a set release date and price:

“In a move that may allow Nintendo of Japan to take advantage of stumbles by its main rival, the company plans to announce today that it will release its new Wii video-game console in North and South America on Nov. 19, just as the holiday shopping season begins, and that the machine will cost $250 in the United States.”

I was really hoping for a late-September or early-October release, but hey, November 19 will be here before we know it.

Now to find someone taking pre-orders.