Target's online store has sold out of their stock of the New Super Mario Bros Wii U bundle, possibly pointing at an increase in overall system sales.
Well I hope that this is a sign of things to come.
Agreed. The Wii U might be a little low on titles at the moment, but there's never been a Nintendo console that's lacking in great games by the end of its lifetime. Metroid, Zelda, Mario, Donkey Kong, Smash Bros - that's enough to sell me on any system, even if I have to wait for those games.
Vurtua Boy and 64DD Nice deal though glad to see them get a win before the next gen fully starts
It's a great deal, so no surprise there. Gamestop is sold out of them too.
Amazon is too. You now have to order through other stores with marked up prices instead of $299.99.
But... But... But nobody wants to buy Mario games anymore.
like i said: Never count out Mario during the holiday season. He's Mr.Christmas lol. Santa Plumber! Jolly Old Saint Mario. Mario Kringle. lol you get the point
then i will buy. very nice box art though
I don't know how much more you expect them to lower the price. It's already $299. That puts it at $100 behind the PS4 and $200 behind the XBOX One. That's 2 extra games ($100-value) or even 4 ($200).
£100 behind ps4 and x1 yes.... but the wiiu is not offering the same specs. it is substantially lower, and the price should reflect that.
$299.99 for an nextgen nintendo system, wii that upscales to 1080p, free internet play, big screen handheld/tablet, nsmbu (50-60 value), and luigi u(30 value). As well as being able to use wiimotes, instead of having to buy new controllers. Thats looks like some great value to me.
Not to mention free online, and every Wii U bundle includes a game. Plus backward compatability.
Wii U 299.99 Console + Two Games + Free Online 49.99 Wii Party U + Wii Remote 49.99 Pro Controller For 400 bux you get 3 controllers, 3 games, motion gaming, backwards compatibility with the Wii, and free online for the same exact price of a PS4 with no online, second or third controller, or a game.. That is insane entry value for anyone... How much more did you want off before you purchase? I believe going into thanksgiving if Nintendo plays their cards right and floods the market with bundles and some advertising parents are going to flock to it... If xmas goes well they need to pray that the hard hitters for the core gamers really carry the load.
i think £199 is the right price for a wiiu with game bundle. £180 for 32gig premium. both the zelda wind waker hd, and mario/luigi bundles are very nice... but i still think the wiiu is tipping the scale towards 'no deal' when it comes to the price
dude you get it for $300 with 2 games. That is effectively a price cut. Wii U for about $220 since the games are normally $50 and $30
10 days ago I got the WW HD Wii U bundle with $30 off and a free $20 gift card at Fred Meyer. So, basically I got the WW HD bundle for $250 before tax. I expect to see more deals similar to this as we get closer to the holidays and especially black friday. Just keep your eye out, a deal will be out there.
What? Mario was just all of a sudden going to stop resonating with consumers?
Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros. are both Wii U success insurance. Watch both those games slay worldwide, selling Wii U's in the process.
MK8, especially. A lot of people are going to want to play that game. The footage speaks for itself..
Like they sold the GameCube?
No, like they sold the Wii wiseass.
Like they sold the DS and is selling the 3DS also. But seriously theres also a free Wii Fit U full game demo for a month on the eshop. You also get it for free if you have a balance board and the new pedometer which goes for $20. If Nintendo can somehow let enough casuals know this by Christmas the shelves will be clean.
Mario Kart Double Dash sold more than 7 million, which meant that 33% of the Gamecube's user base had that game. That's an absolutely crazy attach rate, which indicates that, yes, this game probably helped sell a lot of Cubes. Oh, and Smash Bros Melee sold even more than that. This means that, without Melee and Mario Kart, the Gamecube would've sold even less units than it did. And if Nintendo managed to make a nice profit out of the Gamecube, which sold barely 20 million units, I think they still can do just fine with the Wii U. Can they replicate the Wii's success? VERY unlikely. However, will the Wii U be profitable? That's all that matters for them, and... will the Wii U bring good games? THAT is all that should matter to US.
this is really what the bundle should have been at launch. Just like the snes days so many people bought it just to play the pack in game super mario world. Also nintendo land should come standard installed on every wii u just to show what the system can do.
totally agree with this
So much to Mario needs a break or Mario is not able to sell systems anymore and so on. Mario is great, appealing to all ages. The casual gamer loves Mario and Mario Kart, so Mario 3D World will be a hit, maybe Nintendo puts out a Mario 3d World Wii U bundle, that would be a great christmas gift.
its funny cos some of the haters seriously thought mario was dying out and nobody likes him anymore but Nintendo fans lol. its too funny. i'm over here laughing my ass off.
Not just casual gamers love mario and mario kart. Its a solid, competitive, fun racing game that can be enjoyed by anyone.
Nintendo will be doing a triple-whammie on me Nov. 22nd -- Super Mario 3D World, LoZ: a Link between Worlds, and Mario Party: Island Tour! "My wallet is ready."
This doesn't mean Nintendo is out of the woods, but this is great news. The worst part is how much bias is proven from this about N4g (as if it weren't already obvious). This has barely any views and the people who love to harp on Nintendo the most are nowhere to be found here. At least thepcz had the balls to come and spew the usual nonsense about a price cut when they just dropped the price to take a bigger launch.
Good, this is such a relief. I had a good feeling this bundle would do some good, and I never doubted Mario was still a system seller, despite all the whining and moaning. I hope this will help their situation, even if it's just a little. Also hoping for good SM3DW sales as well.
Once again for all those trolls who said the wii u is doomed, with this bundle sell out and now in japan with the wii u being the Number one big end console selling this week in japan, looks like the trolls have to SUCK IT!! BUNCH OF BIASED LOSERS, sorry to you dismal dismay the wii u is going to last! and with Mario Kart, Donkey Kong, and Smash Bros. and 3d mario world, the wii u is going to finally take off!