MONG writes: "Everyone knows that Nintendo’s home console isn’t flying off the shelves — whether it’s due to lack of consumer interest or just branding problems, it’s neither here nor there. That said, there is one thing that boosts Nintendo sales like no other — bundles. While they aren’t for everyone, there is no denying the mass appeal in the eyes of consumer. Not only that, but Nintendo has the deepest vault of cherished characters and established franchises to draw from... In the past few weeks, we brought you an article about potential Xbox One bundles and potential PlayStation 4 bundles. This week, we set our sights on Nintendo’s Wii U. What follows is a rundown of some future bundles we would love for Nintendo to bring to the market."
They should do a Mario Bundle with New Super Mario Bros U, Mario Kart and Smash Bros...
A Splatoon bundle that comes in a few different colours and/or has different brand new Splatoon amiibos perhaps with a matching coloured pro controller would likely sell well especially since it's a brand new IP!!!
Another one would be a new one with a localized version of Fatal Frame 5 for Europe and North America!
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One of the best permanent changes they could make to bundles, going forwards, is to add a Pro Controller into every single bundle from now on, >Alongside< the Game Pad, >Without< raising the price to compensate.
By doing so, they could also start up a new marketing hook: Multiplayer right out of the box!
Now, they did this with Zombi U, but it didn't last long enough and didn't have the marketing emphasis on the extra controller needed to gain any real traction.
Doing this with bundles in the future, though, like Splatoon, Bayonetta 2, Devil's Third, and others, would really help to get these bundles moving off shelves, because that one extra controller would increase the value not only for people that want an extra controller for free for the sake of playing with friends/siblings, but ALSO for people that want an alternative to the Game Pad.
It's a little costly to include a Pro in every bundle, but I firmly believe that the potential for sales would easily outweigh the risks involved.
If they marketed the emphasis on that free Pro controller being included in all bundles from now on, I guarantee you that heads would turn more than they did with the Zombi U bundle.