To the surprise of… well, probably not too many, Nintendo announced that it will drop the price of its Deluxe Wii U console from $349.99 to $299.99 on Sept. 20th.
The Basic set, which has less memory and no game packed in, will stay at $299.99 but any retailer who still has some (we hear Nintendo stopped manufacturing them a while ago) will probably drop its price too.
What do you think, GamePolitics readers? Did Nintendo find the sweet spot with that price or is it still too expensive? After all, you can pick up the similarly powered PS3 for $200. Heck, you can pick up a 500GB PS3 (Deluxe Wii U is 32 GB) with Grand Theft Auto V for $270 on Sept. 17th. And let's not forget the far-and-away more powerful Playstation 4 comes out in 15th for 399.99, a mere $100 more than the Wii U.
Or maybe the console price isn't as important to you as the high price of games. $60 grumble, grumble…
Vote in the poll and lay your thoughts and opinions on us in the comments section or in an email to SuperPACpodcast@gmail.com. The poll results will be revealed on next week's podcast where EZK and I will discuss this topic and more. I have a feeling it will be a Nintendo-heavy show!
-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen