It IS official. In a conference call Martin of ArenaNet states the following.
I think “stay calm, don’t panic” will become my new mantra. We stated multiple times in public that we have a small team working on a console version, but that we are fully dedicated to make the most kickass game for PC.
Another found quote from ArenaNet has been posted as well on various Guild Wars 2 fan sites:
When it comes to Guild Wars 2 as we have announced already, we are in the preparation stage. Realistically speaking I don’t think it would be likely that we will be launching the console version [and the PC version] together.
This could be crazy. While the console version won’t be released within any time of the PC release, it is still shocking for such a thing to come. This could be change of console gaming as we know it as well! It is unknown as to what consoles this will be available for at this time.
Are you excited for this? Will you be purchasing it? I know I will be, what about you?