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Wii U preorder prices go live: who has the best UK deal?

Friday, 14th September 2012 14:10 GMT By Dave Cook

Wii U preorders have begun and lots of UK retailers have posted their bundles today in a bid to get your well-earned cash. We’ve compiled all of the current deals below to help make your decision easier. Enjoy.

First, here’s the difference between the white and black versions of Wii U:

Basic bundle – Wii U basic bundle includes a white console with 8GB of memory, white Game Pad, AC adapter and HDMI cable. Pretty standard stuff really.

Premium bundle – Wii U premium comes with a black console with 32 GB of memory, black Game Pad, AC adapter, HDMI cable, a console stand, a Game Pad dock, and a Nintendo Network Premium subscription that lasts until December 2014.

Zavvi:
Wii U black premium edition + Zombi U – £299.99
Wii U black premium edition (standalone) – £274.99
Wii U white basic edition (standalone) – £229.99

Game
Wii U black premium edition + Zombi U – £349.99
Wii U black premium edition (standalone) – £309.99
Wii U white basic edition (standalone) – £259.99

Amazon UK
Wii U black premium edition (standalone) – £299.99
Wii U white basic edition (standalone) – £249

Play.com
Wii U black premium edition + Zombi U – £349.99
Wii U black premium edition (standalone) – £309.99
Wii U white basic edition (standalone) – £259.99

Shopto
Wii U black edition (standalone) – £279.85

HMV
Wii U white basic edition (standalone) – £249.99
Wii U black premium edition (standalone) – £299.99

Found another deal? Let us know and we’ll chuck it on the list.

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  1. DrDamn

    Good skills. Thanks Dave.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. OlderGamer

    It always amazes me to see the range of prices in the UK. In the States it is pretty much the same price everywhere you go.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. monkeygourmet

    Thanks Davy C! :)

    I want the premuim one, Zombie U, Mario and maybe Rayman…

    Trying to work out if it’s going to be cheaper to shop around and get the games seperatly…?

    Would prefer to go to a shop too as i hate it when online stores ship late due to demand…

    Also, how many people are getting one to put on EBay?! :)

    #3 2 years ago
  4. monkeygourmet

    @2

    It’s ’cause were all cheeky cockney sparrows! ;)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Beta

    Thank you Dave :D

    Might end up going with Zavvi. Probably get the basic edition, can always use a USB storage drive and piano black is a bitch to keep dust free

    Never bought a Wii so there’s a few cheap Wii games I can pick up after I buy it ;)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. DrDamn

    @2
    Just the way retail works here. They want wiggle room to bundle and offer deals. Interesting point $299 ==> £189 == £227 when you add on VAT. Which is roughly the Zavvi price. This will be ignored by the majority though.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. freedoms_stain

    @2, well as you can see Game are utter retards who should have gone out of business but thanks to retarded legal loopholes are allowed to continue and change nothing in their shitty failed business model.

    Surprised that play have the same retard pricing scheme, they used to be good, but then they were bought out recently, so maybe that’s why. Obviously the best way to compete with Amazon is to charge more for the same products.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. silkvg247

    What the hell is Zombi U

    And lol @ the fact Zavvi are the only ones to not add “Because you are in the UK!” pretend tax.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Kabby

    This item will be released on November 30, 2012. Just to save the lazies.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. polygem

    so zombiu limited edition has black 32gb wiiu, touchpad AND toucpad pro, a wiiu stand, a touchpad stand AND nintendoland bundled? that´s what amazon germany e-mailed me. i am not so sure about that nintendoland part though. the mail wasn´t clarifying that. they described the premium, saying it will bundle nintyland and the described the zombiu limited edition by saying “this will ALSO have…so i am not sure right now i nintendoland will also be bundled. that would be a greatdeal. does anyone know? well that´s what i preordered anyway now for 399 euro + nsmbu and pikmin3…i cannot wait.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. ManuOtaku

    #10 poly do you live in Germany?

    #11 2 years ago
  12. polygem

    yes, berlin.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. ManuOtaku

    Nice :)

    #13 2 years ago
  14. monkeygourmet

    @8

    It could bring back survival horror combined with dark souls online features to console FPS or it could be a absolute turkey…

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Sublimeone

    @ Freedoms_stain – You hit the nail on the head. I actually was going to write the same thing, whilst looking at the prices and saw GAME’s price – I was like REALLY? REALLY? Are these guys for real? PLAY as well, even before the buyout, they had lost their way, remembering the early glory days. Oh well, someone else will get my money, most definitely not them.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. polygem

    going to sweden tomorrow morning for 2 weeks…no internet, just some friends, 3 dogs (lord please help me!), forests, lakes, a boat, a cabin and a 3ds! and hopefully no michael myers…
    :D

    #16 2 years ago
  17. monkeygourmet

    @16

    Awesome! Fishing much?

    #17 2 years ago
  18. ManuOtaku

    #16 have a nice trip then poly enjoy those vacations, bring pictures here :)

    #18 2 years ago
  19. polygem

    :D
    thx guys…i´m off now. c´ya…

    #19 2 years ago
  20. oscar westal

    @OlderGamer it depends how rich you are. poor guys like myself can save a tenner by shopping around for a good deal. Tesco sold me the white wii u for £244.99. The smart thing to do is to use technology to tell you when its cheaper. http://www.gamestock.co.uk/nintendo-wii-u-white
    i have found gamestock list up to date on prices for premium, basic and zombie u bundles.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Dragon246

    @Poly
    I think ninty announced all premium models come bundled with nintendoland.

    #21 2 years ago