Wii U Deluxe Bundle gets $50 price drop; effective September 20
Well ahead the release of rival consoles, Nintendo is setting up the stage to make the Wii U a much more attractive purchase. Starting September 20, the Deluxe Edition Wii U bundle will drop price to just $299.99, the same price of the Basic Edition Wii U bundle.
Compared to the upcoming next generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony, Nintendo has setup the Wii U at the cheapest position of the bunch, a full $100 below the PlayStation 4 and $200 below the Xbox One.
Now, if you’re wondering about the Wii U‘s currently sparse library, here’s a partial list of titles for release in the next few months:
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD: Launches Sept. 20 (downloadable) and Oct. 4 (packaged) at a suggested retail price of $49.99.
- Wii Party U: Launches Oct. 25 bundled with a Wii Remote Plus controller and stand at a suggested retail price of $49.99.
- Super Mario 3D World: Launches Nov. 22 at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze: Launches Dec. 6 at a suggested retail price of $49.99.
- Wii Fit U: Launches this holiday season. Further details, including launch date, pricing and bundling information, will be revealed at a later date.
- Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games™: Launches this holiday season. Further details, including launch date and pricing, will be revealed at a later date.
- Third-party titles: Previously announced titles on the way from Nintendo’s publishing partners include: Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure (Sept. 24) and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Fall) from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment; Skylanders SWAP Force (Oct. 13) and Call of Duty: Ghosts (Nov. 5) from Activision Publishing; Sonic Lost World (Oct. 22) from SEGA; and Rayman Legends (Sept. 3), Just Dance 2014 (Oct. 8), Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (Oct. 29) and Watch_Dogs (Nov. 19) from Ubisoft.
The line-up is still not attractive enough for me personally but it’s great to see Nintendo getting the memo and spearheading the move to fill up the Wii U‘s current library. If anything,the price is attractive to parents who’ll be getting a new console this holiday season :D.
No word from Nintendo if they’ll be keeping the Basic Edition of the Wii U however, which will probably be getting a price drop soon enough or we’ll see it get phased out.
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