Dealspwn: "Tesco are doing the Wii U 8GB Basic package for just £99 right now! That means you should probably get one. If you love games, you'll get one."
Wow.. steal and a half there.
Whats the difference between basic and premium?
Basic only comes in white with 8gb hard drive. Premium only comes in black with 32gb hard drive.
I think premium also comes with charging stand, but the fact is the extra memory is of no real value. Just get a 2 terabyte HD for $50.
Gee it's been what.. 1 day since the last "here another reason you should own a Wii U" article. Not getting old at all. Here's a reason not to: The graphics are last-gen, and the only company making games for it is Nintendo themselves.
which means that the games releasing are better than like 95% of the games releasing on the PS4 or XB1. Go troll elsewhere..
I need such a deal in USA
Yeah, if we had an equivalent deal here in the US, I'd hop right on it...
I might get 2 for that price. Got 3 kids.
so you can't spend $200 on a wii u, but you can spend $150? you either get one or you don't, no reason to wait for one now, why not wait for 3 more years and get them for $50?
Its true. When I bought my Wii U - a couple months after launch - I paid £200. When I picked up my PS4 at launch I played roughly £450 - it included a game I didn't want, forced upon me. I would argue that the Wii U was worth the price at launch as much as I would today. What you are paying for is a dedicated games machine with a plethora of incredible exclusives and the odd wonderful left field title...not to mention the eShop and FREE online.
Um, please link me to where a WiiU costs $200??
what happens when you set it up and it downloads/installs files, will it take up all the memory? i want the premium wiiu 8gb is pathetic
You can get a 32 gb memory stick is under $20 or even a 64 for under $30. For less than the price difference you can get double the memory of the premium wii u.
External HDD is supported.
indeed. It isnt like you need to go out and get 1TB of drive space. Hell, i have a 350gb that was not being used for anything that i plugged into the wiiu. Seeing as retail games are played from the disc, the hdd space is for demos and dlc and digital games.
I bought a passport 1TB HD for $59, I connected it with a Y cable, and it works perfect. Even if you had a 32GB HD you would still need another HD at some point in time, like me. So really its no big deal.
Even premium's 32GB is too low. That's why I use an external HDD (with an Y cable).
^This. Bayonetta 2 alone pretty much fills that up.
2tb Toshiba for me :)
because External HDDs aren't available at nearly every store and for super cheap.... I'd rather play less for the console with a small hdd and just plug in one of the many spare tb externals I have laying around. Heck, I saw a 1tb for 50 bucks in the store and 2tb on sale for 60.
Not so small when you're not forced to install upto 50GB when ever you buy a physical game.
yeh, its one reason why the wiiu is not a attractive product. why should i have to buy a hard drive? it should come with a reasonable amount of memory. 8gb is so pitiful its almost sarcastic. so sure, its £99 in the sale, but i will have to buy a £50 hard drive just to make it a practical prospect. im guessing you get no games, other than nintendoland (which goes straight in the bin,) so again, thats another £30-45 for a decent game to go with it. all of a sudden its not looking such a bargain. i also prefer the black model, just the way it looks is better.
@pcz You shouldn't have to buy a hard drive and you don't have to. Most downloadable games are only a couple hundred meg and i doubt any family or dedicated gamer, would choose downloading retail games over the physical copy. Especially when the price is usually in favour of the physical copy to begin with. If you do go down the download only route though then of course you're going to need to buy a hard drive, regardless if you're playing on a WiiU, PS4 or XOne. You really think a 500GB hard drive is going to be enough for a gamer using a PS4 or Xone and is going down the download only route? No..its not. People are already complaining about lack of space on those systems and are being forced to replace them 1TB HHDs. Which will soon become full again. Fact is, the downloading of Nintendo retail games are minuscule when compared to PS4 or Xones; ignoring the fact you also need to install actual physical discs to the hard drive BEFORE you can actually play them. The Wind Waker HD takes up around 1.7GB as a download...that's it. I have a 320GB usb HDD i got for about £25 a few years back. Using a Y-Bus it works perfectly and stores everything i need while leaving my system memory for storing updates, patches, etc. All said, i have around 60 games on my WiiU and about 80% free space on both of my system HDD and USB HDD. How many PS4 or XOne users can say the same thing without having to have spent a fortune on high capacity HDD's. So basically, you get a £99 WiiU, a 500GB USB HDD at a push for about £40, and games start from about £7 on Amazon http://goo.gl/VR3IOF Shop around and you'll be amazed. So i have more games than any PS4 or XOne owner has. I have less HDD space than any PS4 or XOne has (320 + 32), yet i also have more free HDD space than any PS4 or XOne owner has. The big difference is im not even thinking about replacing my HDD any time soon. Though if i need to i also have an 1TB USB HDD i use for backups on my PC. So....what's making the WiiU an unattractive product again? Seems likes its misinformed people to me. Also, go to Decal Girl and get whatever design you want. I've used them a few times and my WiiU sit's proudly in red with Bender's face glaring back at me.
thanks for the in depth reply.. ''Using a Y-Bus it works perfectly and stores everything i need while leaving my system memory for storing updates, patches, etc.'' this is what im referring to, the space taken up by updates etc. i remember hearing when the wiiu first came out, people who had the 8gb version found that after downloading the mandatory updates, they were left with practically no memory. im not a big fan of digital downloads, i dont think i will download any games, i think the only things i would download are things like the download content for mario kart.
same excuses since 2012 LOL
Not everyone wanted what the Wii U offered at that time and certainly the price point didn't help either ;)
If it weren't for the stand, knowing what I know now I'd buy the 8Gb and a 2 Tera hard drive. It is a no brainer. The 32Gb I have now has 32GB (other than some minor system stuff) sitting empty.
Would buy one for 99 Euro maybe.
out of stock in a matter of minutes. Would have picked a second one up for that price
Always makes me think they never really had any at that price when they are out of stock, i always see stuff that is cheap but always out of stock even when the deal just started.
Same story as PS Vita mate, deals like this get listed on hotukdeals and people rape and pillage stock to make money from it. Within an hour of the Vita deals being made public knowledge, all 3 of the major stores in my area were cleared out.
Just like someone above said...I need this deal to come to the US of A! I would pick this up in a heartbeat. Anyone know if there are similar deals here in the states?
At the disagrees... So no one wants this deal to come to the States?
The deal on this has actually ended, best of luck finding one at this price.
That's an amazing deal... my Tesco is a five minute walk and I get paid tomorrow! I'll just say it's for my wee boy lol.
Why say anything? You play games and the WiiU has some great games-nuff said.
It says there are no sellers for this product...
The deal has expired: http://www.hotukdeals.com/d... My advice, install the hotukdeals app an alert for Wii U. If it comes back in stock you'll know straight away.
The price was never the problem. The complete and utter lack of games was, and continues to be, why I'm not buying one. If you're not a fan of first party Nintendo games, there's no reason to own one, even for a cheap price.
this^ If you're not into Nintendo's stuff.. it's a waste of money. folks who really want one would get one regardless of price.
Bull. There's plenty of indie games to get on the system, there's a very small number of multiplats that were actually done RIGHT that are worth owning on it over other versions, and the third party exclusives are excellent.
They have 2D platformers, 3D platformers, RPG's, adventure games, puzzle games, family games, racing games, party games, action games, sports games and most of them are rated higher than the competition by players and critics. Then there's the fact that 99% don't need patches or bug fixes to give the player the experience the paid for on day one. With everything they have done and everything yet to come; If you're "not into Nintendo stuff" then what exactly are you into?
Price is all that matters, ask Microsoft ;)
If you aren't a fan of ANY of the first party Nintendo games, or games like Monster Hunter, Bayonetta or X, then I think you should just stick to a PC. You buy consoles that run the games you want, and PC has more games than anyone in this generation, other than the Wii U.
What does it cost ninty to make one? $60? So why not sell for 90$
It's hard to believe they actually released a brand new console in 2012 with a pitiful 8gb of internal storage, no HDD or even a bay for one. They clearly cut every possible corner on the base console specs, to accommodate the expensive gamepad gimmick. As for the 8gb system, most people avoided it like the plague due to the pitiful storage, no wonder Nintendo dumped that model, they simply didn't sell.
Agreed. All of the consoles are short storage though. Now the Vita, THAT is a real storage dilemma..
There are people without the Wii U? I didn't think they actually existed./s
Now if only such a deal exists in Canada, I'd be on this.
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