Nintendo announced that beginning on Sept. 20 it will sell its Wii U console for $299.99. The Deluxe edition of the console will sell for the aforementioned price and will include a black Wii U console, 32GB of storage space, the tablet-style controller, and a copy of Nintendo Land. The price cut is a few months before Sony launches its PS4 and Microsoft launches the Xbox One. The Basic system will no longer be manufactured. The price cut amounts to right around $50.
Nintendo also announced that it will launch a limited edition Wii U bundle featuring the HD remake of Wind Waker. The bundle includes the Wii U console, 32GB of storage space, a Zelda-themed Gamepad, a digital copy of the book Hyrule Historia, and a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD for $299.99.
Nintendo feels that this model for moving units combined with upcoming titles this holiday such as Super Mario 3D World and Wii Fit U (the same method it used to bolster sales of the 3DS) will really help the Wii U to be more widely adopted in homes around the world.
We'll see if it works when September's retails sales numbers roll in. Stay tuned.