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Submitted by Gekko 942d ago | news

ASDA Cuts Wii U Price Again

TheSixthAxis: ''Back in May, ASDA slashed the price of the Wii U by a whole £100, with other retailers following suit. Now once again you can get the Wii U Basic 8GB system for £149 or the Premium 32GB for £199, both of which are an absolute steal at that price since you’re getting the console as well as the expensive and well-built controller.'' (ASDA, Wii U)

mewhy32  +   943d ago
The Wii-U really has to cut the price to be competitive with the new PS4 and xbone. The Wii-U is a pretty neat idea but for some reason it's just not selling well. The younger and casual gamers may be able to pick up the Wii-U if the price is right.
PopRocks359  +   943d ago
Can't help but agree there. I think it would be more appropriate to cut the price around launch time to make it more competitive, but I do concede that it will need one to gain traction when the new consoles come out.
LOL_WUT  +   942d ago
Right but when I say it you get up in arms ;)
PopRocks359  +   941d ago
That's because every time you suggested it you 1) treated it like it was the second coming of all gaming and that the whole universe revolved around it and 2) didn't acknowledge any of the retail price drops that did NOTHING to speed up sales.

The only reason I'm NOW saying a price drop will be necessary is because it's competing with only slightly more expensive hardware.

Your reasoning was stupid, mine is at least logical.
D-riders  +   942d ago
its not selling because the hardcore isnt invovled with it same problem xbox one is facing.
but to fanboys they dont believe that the xbox is having trouble
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MELMAN26  +   942d ago
Xbox was in trouble, I can honestly say that it has changed a lot of minds over the past few weeks.
cellur111  +   942d ago
I'd pay about $150-$200 for the 32gb system. No way would i pay $300-350 for the basic or deluxe wii u's. I can buy a new or used Ps3/xbox 360 for that or cheaper. Even though i do like Nintendo games, the wii u's games cant compare to the number of games the PS3/xbox has.
ziratul  +   942d ago
No console can. PS4 will also miss many games (at the start)
deafdani  +   942d ago
So, a 7-month-old game console's library can't compare to that of 7 and 8 year old systems?

dark-hollow  +   942d ago
I totally agree with you.

They need a price cut at least before the 2014 games get released.
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KontryBoy706  +   942d ago
part of the reason it's not selling is because Nintendo doesn't seem to want it to. I mean 2 critical areas... weak advertising and no games... where the hell are the games? I expected Nintendo to drop the price when the PS4 and XB1 came out but not this early. Guess they doing what they gotta do
Knushwood Butt  +   942d ago
100 quid? Nintendo should announce the Wii U ambassador program soon.
Mr_Nuts  +   943d ago
Plus my 10% discount if I decide to get one :D
Rrobba  +   942d ago
Amazon UK has matched those prices too - £199 for pro and £149 for basic. Weather this is for competitive reasons or because the price cut is official, I don't know.

But I gotta say, the Wii U is a steal at that price. Even if you just use it to play Nintendo games and have PS4/X1/PC as your main device, at less than 150 go buy it for the exclusives you know are coming.
scofios  +   942d ago
saw the 8 gig basic today for 150 euro same price as the 12 gig ps3.
fossilfern  +   942d ago
AHHHHHHHH!!!!! And during the week of the steam sale and I have some stuff to sort out for a wedding next month! :/. Hope this happens again in the coming months.
jcnba28  +   942d ago
Nice profile pic!
fossilfern  +   941d ago
Cheers. I see you have an Irish Rugby logo, you from Northern Ireland or Republic?
gaelic_laoch  +   942d ago
I am seriously thinking of getting a WiiU just for the Box it came in!

I will need it to put my PS4 in at midnight launch so no one will try to mug me for it!
Tei777  +   942d ago
PigPen  +   942d ago
The PS4 isn't in that much of a demand the way you're making it out to be.
Koyes  +   942d ago
At least the Wii U will have a use then
leemass24  +   942d ago
i hope they stay like this for just a week as i was planning on getting 1 next week, already got zombiu if they stay like this ill be saving like 60quid :D
PigPen  +   942d ago
Let them lose money on Nintendo hardware, I sure Nintendo is fine as long as they get theirs. Why such a panic, the didn't cut the Vita price.
Luthiens1  +   942d ago
I am gonna go turbo when pikimin 3 comes out. Will still play tlou online when im upstairs though. My wiiu sits nice in my av center downstairs, its a good time for a price cut there seems to be some good games coming now till 2014.
mcstorm  +   942d ago
Could be an interesting price cut ready to take on the ps4 and xbox one. The Wiiu has some big games out between now and march next year, I think we will see a nice take up on the Wiiu and I hope we do as I really like the console. Yes its not as powerful as the others but its never been about power for me its about games and the Wiiu will have some must own games between now and march at half the price of the ps3 and one.
vigilante_man  +   942d ago
The PS3 super slim 500GB version on sale at for £175.00!
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greenlantern2814  +   942d ago
Unfortunately those price cuts have come to the states, because I would totally go buy a wiiu if they dropped the price 100$.
neogeo  +   942d ago
Nintendo can still make a come back with this one. How about a nice price cut of $100 1 week before PS4/Xbone and also drop a bunch of AAA games the same week? They could do this if they really got serous. I wont get my hopes up too high though.

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