In a move that probably doesn’t surprise many of the gamers out there, the Wii U Deluxe Edition is dropping by $50 dollars to a much smoother $299.99 retail value. This price will be available in North America starting September 20th.
Though Nintendo officials had stated again and again there would be no price drop here we are. They’ve not been shy to admit the numbers have been bad, which I believe is of credit to the company. Most likely this was a bid for more attention as newer consoles are released and to make the price point more compatible to going up against the other big two console makers. With the Holiday soon approaching the price drop will hopefully drive sales for the Big N, at least that’s certainly the goal. Reggie Fil Aimes was confident about the price drop and had this to say:
“Obviously we want to drive Wii U momentum. We’ve been very clear that software is what drives hardware. And we feel very good about the line-up of software for Wii U. Taking the added step to improve the value just reinforces our commitment to make sure that Wii U has a strong holiday this year and is set up to be a strong platform into the future.”
In addition to the price drop the much rumored Zelda Wii U bundle was also announced. It appears to be quite a fantastic value and a sleek looking system, sporting a black Wii U with a Gamepad that is covered in gold Zelda themed etchings. Also included in the bundle is a digital download of the fantastic Hyrule Historia book and a copy of Legend of Zelda Wind Waker HD.
With the pretty awesome looking Zelda Wii U Bundle coming (and at the same new lowered price) along with the $50 dollar price drop the Wii U should be looking a whole lot more attractive to gamers. What do you think? Is the drop enough to convince you to buy a Wii U? Let us know in the comments below.