Nintendo Slashes $50 Off Wii U Price Tag


Positioning itself for what will no doubt be a hotly contested holiday season marketplace with the upcoming launches of both the PS4 and Xbox One, Nintendo has announced plans to cut the price of the Wii U console by $50.

Effective September 20th, the Wii U Deluxe Set will retail at the lowered price point of $299.99. Cheap enough to make me want one? Not yet, but I’m a little closer to coming around.

The Wii U does have a solid lineup of games scheduled for the remainder of the year.

First-party titles:

– The Wonderful 101: Launches Sept. 15 for $59.99.

– 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:

– Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure (Sept. 24)
– LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Fall)
– Skylanders SWAP Force (Oct. 13)
– Call of Duty: Ghosts (Nov. 5)
– Sonic Lost World (Oct. 22)
– Rayman Legends (Sept. 3)
– Just Dance 2014 (Oct. 8)
– Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (Oct. 29)
– Watch_Dogs (Nov. 19)

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