Nintendo Cuts Wii U Price by $50

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.

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on RedditEmail this to someone

Leave a Reply