It's been confirmed by Site Admin RubyEclipse over at the Sega Boards that the high-powered Virtua Tennis 2009 (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii) has had its shipment date move to June of this year. It seems that the delay was caused by the need to add some more improvements.
Said the official post:
As you may have already noticed, VT2009 has now been pushed back to a June ship date. It's kind of a bummer as I know everyone is looking forward to the game, but believe me when I say it's almost always worth it to add an extra level of polish and make sure the game is top-notch, as opposed to shipping early with problems.
She adds that the delay is specifically related to the polishing up of the Wii version, and that the delay is only for the North American market. From how things look over the pond, though, it seems like Sega is still planning to "launch most versions of the game first over there."
There's still no new official date set, but well be on the lookout for them.
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