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Ninten-D'oh! Wii U ZombiU Deluxe Set driving fans away in hordes

GameZone's Matt Liebl writes, "Nintendo today unveiled the Wii U ZombiU Deluxe Set, a new bundle that packs all of the contents of the standard Wii U Deluxe Set, the ZombiU game, a collectible booklet featuring artwork from the game, a black Wii U Pro Controller, and a downloadable code for Nintendo Land. Priced at $389.99, a savings of $70, it is an unbelievable value for fans -- but is it necessarily a fair one?"

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MultiConsoleGamer1238d ago

This title is more than a little bias. Reaching much?

CouldHaveYelledUiiW1238d ago

MultiConsole, don't be so hard on the author, Matt Liebl!

They won't let him go to the Cool games journalist Parties if he doesn't pick on Nintendo.

xursz1238d ago

A lot of people don't like when something they buy lowers in price significantly right after they spent their own money. While I understand that stance as an early adopter I support what Nintendo is doing in trying to entice new buyers with more attractive bundles. They need to pick up the sales somehow and this will be their way of doing that until the much anticipated price cut later this year.

ElectricKaibutsu1238d ago

I don't understand why this would make people angry. Early adopters know this kind of thing happens all the time. I bought my Wii U at launch and knew exactly what I was getting into. It's a risk buying early. Everyone knows if you're patient you can get a better deal, but who wants to be patient :).

MasterCornholio1237d ago

@ElectricKaibutsu

Exactly and after what happened with the 3DS people shouldn't be surprised if Nintendo drops the price of the Wii U shortly after launch.

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ShaunCameron1238d ago

Well that's a first. A Nintendo console with a 3rd-party game bundle.

guitarded771238d ago (Edited 1238d ago )

No it's not. Nintendo have had other 3rd party bundles like Wii/Skylanders and Wii/Just Dance.

SonyNGP1238d ago

I guess you never saw the Gamecube + RE4 bundle :V

SegataShanshiro1238d ago

Dude, your pic is a freaking pony.....

isntchrisl1237d ago

There was also an MGS: Twin Snakes + GC bundle.

DarthJay1238d ago

A fair one? What the in the hell is that supposed to mean? If you buy a console at launch, you do so knowing it is the most expensive it will ever be and that there will undoubtedly be bigger and better things at some point.

You get what you sign up for. Guess what. Chances are... there's going to be a better deal than this some day too.

PopRocks3591237d ago

Exactly. I bought a $300 Playstation 3 a few years after the fact that it initially launched at twice that price and it was bundled with a game. That's just how the market is.

brbobcat1238d ago

The problem is having this type of sale so close to the console's release. What Nintendo is doing is encouraging consumers not to buy products when they first launch.

Reborn1238d ago

How so?

It's not an action exclusive to Nintendo. Many companies do this, when sales aren't as strong as they had anticipated. Nintendo are simply doing what they consider is best for their business.

If you buy a console early, you do it because you're satisfied with the cost, and feel theirs value for money.

kneon1238d ago

Except Nintendo seem to be doing it too soon after launch. Now this isn't a price cut but if they did cut the price in the next month or two then it could lead to problems in the future.

If they get a reputation for cutting prices not long after launch then you will see more and more people waiting rather than buying on launch day.
By being impatient now they could be sabotaging their future releases.

Kevlar0091238d ago

There is always a price to pay for early adoption. 360 was plagued with RRoD and a good rate of system deaths early on, Blu-ray was very expensive at release, PLasma/LED TV's reduce in price every year at the same and larger sizes.

If you want to compare it to 3DS, it got a significant price cut, not added features. Also why would this "drive away fans"? The concern should be not getting games, not whether someone got a better deal. And let's be honest, the Deluxe model was a steal from the get go. It's like saving a bunch of money only for someone down the line saving more money. Nintendo Land should've been free from the start (comparing the Base to Deluxe it pretty much was)

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