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Submitted by Queasy 800d ago | news

Wii U gets $50 gift card plus B2G1F on all games at Target this week

XMNR: The Wii U received its biggest gift card off yet as Target revealed its game deals for the week of Sunday, March 17. The retailer is also running a buy two get one free offer on all games for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS and DS while the Skylanders Giants Starter Pack is marked down all the way to $40. (3DS, Gears of War Judgment, Lego: City Undercover, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Nintendo DS, PS Vita, PS3, Skylanders Giants, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

bothebo  +   801d ago
It is amazing how hard retailers are trying to get rid of their Wii U stock. Pretty depressing in my opinion.
Queasy  +   801d ago
Gift cards aren't a sign of retailers trying to clear out Wii U stock. They are a sign of Nintendo (who ultimately pushes for these kind of offers) trying to bump up Wii U sales.

Retailers typically turn to straight up discounts when trying to clear out stocks.
Donnieboi  +   800d ago
Nintendo asking retailers to provide gift cards? No. If it was Nintendo's idea, then it would be Nintendo doing the provisions, not the stores providing gift cards. If it was Nintendo, they would more likely ask the store to provide a game, rather than have the retailer fit the bill via a retail card. Let's not make excuses for Nintendo, okay?
BrianC6234  +   800d ago
No, Target gives out a lot of gift cards instead of doing that. They probably have way too many Wii U's sitting around and need to clear space so they're giving out the gift cards.
Derekvinyard13  +   800d ago
Dam good deals
lassenwolf  +   800d ago
bothebo,
Target and walmart does this all the time
You can hate or not buy a wiiu but it's not going anywhere. I bought an xbox at target years ago for 150.00 its was 200 bucks with a 50 buck gift card.
Playstation 3 the same thing.
navysealrb  +   800d ago
We do it all the time at Target. Except I haven't seen it done this early in a console life except maybe the Vita? After about 2-4 weeks at my store we just stopped selling them. I think we have over 10+ at my store.
ps3_pwns  +   800d ago
I say just wait for the eventuall wii u price drop to 250 with free nintendo land game and nsmbu.
--Onilink--  +   800d ago
i think you are pushing your luck if you expect a $100 with an extra free game. If there is a price drop i doubt it would be more than $50-70, and definitely not an extra free game.

On the other hand, i dont think the price drop is too far away, my guess is that they are just waiting to hear the price of the next Xbox and PS4
ABizzel1  +   800d ago
I think he's actually right.

Once again there's no way the Wii U cost more than $250 to develop, because a more powerful AMD A8 APU configuration can be built for $250.

I'm sure the Wii U will drop to $250 around September. They will be done with E3 and TGS, all their games will be known for the holiday and early 2014, big IP's should be releasing around that time, and it gives them likely 2 months sales boost head-start for the holiday season and against the PS4 and Nextbox.

A game like Nintendoland will likely come with a Wii U as a holiday bundle for those who wait a bit longer.
Steelmanner  +   800d ago
I do believe at some point the WiiU will get to that price but I think that's years away.

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