The lights are on
Nintendo has announced a price drop for the Deluxe version of the Wii U starting next month.
The Deluxe version of the system – the black 32GB console – will retail for $299.99 starting on September 20.
As competitors Sony and Microsoft get set to release their next-generation consoles this holiday season, the Wii U price drop puts it closer in line to the PS3 and Xbox 360. However, both systems offer versions at cheaper or equivalent prices – including a PS3/Grand Theft Auto V bundle for $299.
Our Take:The industry has begged for a Wii U price drop, and this is a good first step to helping the system gain more traction. I think, however, that even more important than price or software, the public has not bought into the console on a fundamental, conceptual level.
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FINALLY!!!!!! Wii U, here I come!
The software is coming, have you not seen their holiday/early spring line up?
bout to get that windwalker bundle!
It looks to me like the Wii U is going to try and walk the same path as the 3DS. Early on, people didn't want a 3DS because it was just a DS with a 3D gimmick. The 3DS is very similar to the Wii U in that it is essentially an upgraded version of the previous-gen hardware; who says the Wii U can't find success through building an impressive line-up of software the way the 3DS did? Games like Super Smash Bros. and Sonic Lost World already have a few of my friends giving second thoughts to their anti-Wii U policies.
it was to be seen and predicted, the console aint selling even in japan, is not really a "next gen" and the competition destroys it! oh, also, why oh why nintendo made a console with only up to 32gb? this is not 2001...
too little too late? but to be fair, I am not a nintendo fan
Meh, still over priced to just replay my second favorite Zelda. Sony is still taking my money. You really can't beat a console with great third party support throughout the year and a ton of first party games. WiiU...see you in a couple of more years, maybe if I'm not too busy with my future PS4 and Vita...which I'm considering ordering one right now.
Even with the price drop. I still don't have a reason to buy it. The 3DS is Nintendo's saving grace right now.
It hasn't even been out for a year yet, people need to stop with the "it's about time" takes. Or, put your money where your mouth is and go buy a solid system that's gotten bad publicity (albeit due to horrid marketing).