We're going to be thankful for a lot more than a turkey dinner come Thanksgiving if Iwata holds true to his claim.
Japanese newspaper Sankei Shinbun had a chance to interview Nintendo president Satoru Iwata about his company's plans for the future. Chief among those plans is the Revolution console, and Iwata had some useful things to say on that subject.
The most important thing to come out of the interview is that Revolution will most likely launch before Thanksgiving in North America. According to Iwata, Nintendo has "no plans to miss out" on the holiday sales rush, for risk of losing retail support. There was no mention if a Japanese launch would come before or after this time period.
In addition to the more concrete launch date, Iwata also mentioned that a "nearly finished version" of the Revolution hardware will be shown off at E3. At last year's pre-E3 press conference, Nintendo showed off a prototype Revolution unit and promised that the finished product would be even smaller than what was there.
E3 2006 is now less than four months away.