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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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I sadly don't believe they made a huge jump from the Wii to the Wii U. I mean its all the same games just updated; Although one of my favorite franchises has moved to the Wii U( monster hunters). For some reason they have not made one for the Vita!
It's a nice price drop, I don't have enough money for even that though.
The further it drops, the closer I'll be getting one. :-)
This is a really smart move on Nintendo's part.
An entire $50 huh? That's pretty close to the price of a single game out now. I don't what I was expecting for a price drop but this isn't it.
Still $300 though, not much difference, but it is progress. I'll wait 'til $250...maybe.
Finally they're doing a price drop. However, I still won't buy it due to its lack of games that I actually want.
they really do need to create more hype about the console because all wii u news is being drowned out by microsoft and sony. It would be beneficial if they would be able to release some square enix titles or maybe a pokemon home console version on it
Now I can enjoy Zelda HD.