Actually... Best Buy says something about Brawl coming out in March 15, if I remember correctly? When it is most likely going to be released the latter part of fall or later.
So, no, it is not a whole year, but it is not less than a season either, somewhere inbetween. And also, there are many posts about these kind of misleading dates, so I think this thread was a good idea to help inform people.
*Props to Thread Poster*