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Submitted by Lionheart377 940d ago | news

Wii U Price Slashed on Amazon

GR said, "The Wii U just isn’t flying off the selves like Nintendo had hoped. It felt like only a few months after the launch of the original Wii that everyone and their great grandmother was enjoying the innovative action of Wii Sports and other popular, motion-based titles. That isn’t the case with the dual-screen, HD console, and it looks as if Amazon has slashed the price in order to excite the world about a Nintendo product once again." (, Nintendo, Wii U)

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TheBrit  +   940d ago
I'm sorry but how is knocking of $20 from the basic package and now making it $279 instead of $299 SLASHING the price??!!

That's not SLASHING anything, it's basically knocking off the tax that would have been paid.
raWfodog  +   940d ago
That's a coupon savings. I was thinking that they knocked off $100-$150 or something.
Oh_Yeah  +   939d ago
Delaware ftw! No taxes here...I would pick up the Wii U but unfortunately all that's available on it is Monster Hunter, ZombieU, and New Super Mario bros...I think it's probably the smart move to wait a year, when it'll be around 200 maybe even cheaper and it'll have more exclusives available.
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neogeo  +   939d ago
I moved from Wilmington DE to Palm Beach FL. Best decision in my life.
Oh_Yeah  +   939d ago
@neogeo that's great I'm from Wilmington, I have family out in Deerfield Beach down's nice and all but I like my cold weather man.
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Donnieboi  +   940d ago
Only $20 off? At least toss in a game. Even a old Wii 1 game would be welcome since Wii U could play Wii games.
kneon  +   940d ago
$20? That's less than 7% off, not exactly slashing the price are they.
MilkMan  +   940d ago
This article is a little misleading.
10% off the white WiiU console? Nobody I know even considered that model. They all buy black.

I was all ready to buy a few cause the price was "SLASHED" and I see a picture of the black deluxe set on the article.

I think its more a piece to get hits. You know, "Let's hate on WiiU Day"
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tonywood  +   940d ago
Wii U Should have been $199 at launch. Only 1 model...the 32G
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dumahim  +   940d ago
Not only is this not a slashed price, Amazon doesn't even sell the Wii-U. It only facilitates the sale through other vendors. So guess what? The one (or more?) retailers that lowered the price probably sold out and now it's back up to $294.95 a retailer that has only one copy left.
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BattleReach  +   940d ago
$240 or less and I'll think about grabbing one.
LOL_WUT  +   940d ago
Nobody cares for the basic model! I believe there should've been only one version the deluxe. ;)
deafdani  +   940d ago
Why? The first Wii U I bought was a deluxe, but it was stolen about 3 weeks ago, so now I got a white set. I decided to use the price difference (plus $50) towards an external HDD, and now I got myself a white set with a 2 TB hard drive, all for $390. Not bad if you ask me.
madjedi  +   939d ago
For later buyers that will be adding a external hdd the deluxe version is less attractive, since nintendoland can be bought for cheap online/not appealing to all.

24 extra gigs will be worthless if day one digital or demos become standard options for users.

I'll pick one up in a few yrs.

"These unworthy PEASANTS don't deserve a price drop. Wii U is worth 5 times its asking price." Hey hectic made a friend, i guess the nuts like to stick togather.

The ps3 isn't worth $1500 idiot nor is the 360 or wii u, i would say the price(wii u) is $75-100 over what customers think it's actually worth.

Whatever costs the gamepad is adding to the system has been for many people, resources that could have been better spent on more and faster memory or a stronger cpu/gpu.

Since the gamepad hasn't wowed the tablet crowd like they wanted it to.
dcswords  +   940d ago
Poor nintendo
Work in retail and even when trying to point out its features doesnt really grab peoples attention. No messing I havnt sold a Wii u in 3 months personally. We sell least a few of the other consoles be it handheld or living room like ps3/xbox everyday. Feel sorry for them tbh. We do pretty good bundles and still nothing happening sales wise.
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