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Submitted by Theparanerds 149d ago | news

Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack – Special Edition Wii U

Today Nintendo announces a new bundle that will be coming to coincide with the release of Mario Kart 8. The Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack – Special Edition Wii U (Mario Kart 8, Wii U)

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R00bot  +   149d ago
So the rumours were true.
Well, this looks like the perfect bundle to jump on board of for those yet to buy a Wii U.
Immorals  +   149d ago
If I didn't have 2 holidays and a Ps4 to pay for, I'd be all over this.
Sincere0121  +   149d ago
Unlucky, might aswell sell your Ps4 untill it gets some decent games then buy it back when you get the chance.
randomass171  +   149d ago
@Immorals

I feel ya man, but maybe we can get a Black Friday deal this year. I wish you luck on your purchase. :)
Immorals  +   149d ago
Not bought it yet, waiting for some decent games!

And we don't have black Friday here in the UK (it's alright, we make better beer, so I can just get drunk and impulse buy)
DryBoneKoopa85  +   149d ago
So is this only for the UK? If so what the hell Nintendo! What's with the no love for the states with Mario Kart 8.
Theparanerds  +   149d ago
Not that I'm aware of as of now. Until I get a press release from Nintendo of America
BigDuo  +   149d ago
It is probably because Nintendo is particularly desperate to revitalize Wii U sales in UK where it has performed the worst compared to the US and Japan. They need to give UK gamers a bigger incentive to buy Wii U than just to release Mario Kart 8 as a regular stand alone release. Nintendo likely wants to limit their losses with this bundle so they won't sell it globally. In Nintendo's mind, Mario Kart 8's stand alone release should be enough fo an incentive to boost hardware sales in Japan and North America.

Nintendo is still selling Wii U at a loss, so any game they bundle with the console is also being sold at a loss. If they do another price cut, then they'll naturally be selling Wii U at an even greater loss. According to Iwata's January speech, Nintendo has no plans to do another price cut this year. While that may not guarantee Nintendo won't resort to one later on this year, Nintendo desperately wants to try to get this console to stop bleeding money, so they can begin to recover and stabilize their financial situation with the Wii U since Wii U software sales have been fairly soft and the 3DS has not been enough to help compensate for it either.
GotHDGame  +   149d ago
It will come to the US. Any sales generated that includes a Wii U console, is going to put a Wii U in a new home, and people are going to buy software at some point in time. Software is where the money is at. That is why PS3 was sold at a loss for years, because Sony knew that once a PS3 was in the home they would make the loss of selling the system at a loos up, by software sales.
randomass171  +   149d ago
Nintendo's UK marketing for this game has been much stronger than in any other region, so I guess they wanted to announce this pack for this region in particular. If the game sells well enough (which I think it honestly will) they'll probably do bundles for North America and Japan.
BlackWolf  +   149d ago
Awesome!! Expecting this bundle also makes it to US! (It better do)
Neonridr  +   149d ago
they would have to be stupid not to.
Linchpin  +   149d ago
I think it's worldwide... jus not announced yet.
Neonridr  +   149d ago
Shame Nintendo didn't go all out and do a custom Mario Kart gamepad (like the Wind Waker bundle)
randomass171  +   149d ago
Dang, I never even thought of that. Too bad the Wii U pack doesn't come with the Blue Shell trophy either. I'd love to get my hands on that package. :D
Neonridr  +   149d ago
agreed, but at least my preordered copy comes with a blue shell poster (since I ordered it from EB Games in Canada).
RadeonXRay  +   149d ago
They should just have called it "Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack".
I understand that the 'special edition' may indicate they will only be making these for a limited periode, but there is nothing fancy about the bundle. It's a standard Premium Wii U Conosole and a copy of Mario Kart 8, no special art on either the gamepad or console.
Disappointing, but hopeefully they will sell like hotcakes! I wonder what the pricepoint is going to be.
DarkLord1003  +   149d ago
Pretty expensive bundle imo... The Mario and Luigie editions look great but nothing I need to have..
Good-Smurf  +   149d ago
That's it I'll buy this bundle in June I was so entertained with Double Dash few days ago.
It's time for Wii U!
jreeves82  +   149d ago
I guess the writer of this article doesn't know that the Wii U has a flash drive and not a hard drive.
Theparanerds  +   149d ago
forgiveness please?
jreeves82  +   149d ago
You are forgiven. I also noticed you changed the wording in the article.
BattleN  +   149d ago
Yo create a nintendo doom video with a gif of the blue shell hitting the U with a nuke a blue one at that! Haha that would be epic!
Theparanerds  +   149d ago
yup, when I'm wrong I'm wrong :P
BattleN  +   149d ago
Music is Epic!

You guys now know what the U in wiiU souds like, I like it!

Blue shell even makes the U cry :(.. tears of joy

Oh also notice the shiney U on the box, make sure when you send your mom to go pick this up to tell her to look for the shiney U on the box, She cant miss it!
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LKHGFDSA  +   149d ago
Special Edition?
It's just the original console, the game, and some figurine that you can probably buy on it's own from some shop.

The title gave me the impression it was a special edition Wii U.
CptFlashHeart  +   149d ago
Wrong again:

http://store.nintendo.co.uk...

Way too expensive though - £299.99 is pure LOL for this console.

Next.
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randomass171  +   149d ago
You're buying a $240 game console with a $60 game. How on earth is that too expensive?
Neonridr  +   149d ago
he's saying 300 pounds random, which is the equivalent to like $450 dollars here in NA.
CptFlashHeart  +   148d ago
Yeah well spotted with the currency, moron.
Neonridr  +   149d ago
you aren't getting just the console though, game, remote, hat, strategy guide, skin for the gamepad, custom racing wheel...
Geekman  +   149d ago
NAW!
Geobros  +   148d ago
I want it...!!!!

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