Nintendo Officially Drops the Price of the Wii U Deluxe

Posted Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 09:30 AM PDT by
Wii U Bundle featuring 'The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD'

Limited Edition Wii U bundle featuring 'The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD' also officially announced.

Nintendo has announced that starting on September 29th, the Wii U Deluxe's official suggested retail price will be $299.99, down $50 from last year's launch price. No price cut was mentioned for the basic bundle, which Nintendo seems to be phasing out by allowing stock to diminish. The Deluxe bundle has been discounted by retailers often in the past, and this new suggested price may mean those same retailers drop their prices even further.

From Nintendo, "Starting Sept. 20, the Deluxe version of Nintendo’s Wii U system will be reduced in price by $50, to a new suggested retail price of just $299.99. The new price makes Wii U an even greater value, particularly with the strong lineup of Wii U games available and on the way for the system in 2013. These include Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101, EarthBound, New Super Luigi U, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Super Mario 3D World and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze."

Meanwhile, Nintendo officially announced the Wii U Bundle featuring 'The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD,' the existence of which leaked last week. The bundle will be released on September 20th, and features a Wii U Deluxe system with 'Legend of Zelda' accents on the Game Pad, a digital copy of ' The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD' and a digital copy of the 'Hyrule Historia' book.

"A new limited-edition Wii U bundle featuring The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD launches on Sept. 20 at a suggested retail price of $299.99. The bundle includes a black Deluxe Wii U console; a GamePad controller adorned with gold lettering, a gold Hyrule crest and gold symbols from the game; a download code for the digital version of Hyrule Historia, a book that details the chronology, history and artwork of The Legend of Zelda series; and a code that can be used to download The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD from the Nintendo eShop immediately at no additional cost."

"The digital version of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD will also launch on Sept. 20, while the packaged version launches Oct. 4 with distinctive gold-foil packaging, both at a suggested retail price of $49.99. GameStop is also offering an exclusive Ganondorf figurine bundled with the packaged game at a suggested retail price of $54.99."

Source: Nintendo

Author: Brian Hoss

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