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Wii U: ASDA trims another £50 off console price

Thursday, 2nd May 2013 09:54 GMT By Dave Cook

Wii U consoles have been discounted once again at UK supermarket chain ASDA, in a presumed attempt to reverse slow sales figures.

Eurogamer reports that you can now buy an 8GB White basic console for just £149.99 and the 32GB Black premium console for £199.99.

The site adds that this is the lowest-ever pricing of a Nintendo home console to date, which is underlined further seeing as both models of the console only just launched across Europe in December at £249 and £299 respectively.

According to Nintendo’s recent financial report, only 390,000 Wii U console have been sold since Christmas, bringing the current global total to just shy of 3.5 million units sold.

What do you make of the price cut? What are the implications? Let us know below.

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14 Comments

  1. G1GAHURTZ

    What’s that sound?

    A fat lady clearing her throat…?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Mus42

    ^^Is Susan Boyle doing adverts for Asda now?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Beta

    Console not selling, supermarket wants to get rid of it’s stock.

    *Also. HMV did indeed do this. http://metro.co.uk/2013/03/22/hmv-slashes-wii-u-price-to-199-with-zombiu-and-nintendo-land-3555852/

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Lengendaryboss

    @1+2
    LOL :D
    @3
    What haven’t they done that with PS Vita yet?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. DGOJG

    This isn’t the first time it’s been at this price Dave. Hmv had the premium and basic packs at those same prices a few weeks back.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Beta

    @4 Vita is also too expensive once you add in the cost of a decent memory card yes.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. mongbatstar

    @5 The article doesn’t this is the first time it’s happened.

    It just says it’s the lowest ever, which is true – it’s never been lower than this.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. monkeygourmet

    Yummer Yummer Yummer!

    By the time PS4 is 1 year old, Wii U will be £99 in some places and have some great games lol :)

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Stardog

    The problem is that there’s still no decent games for it. Even at £150 it would be a waste, unless you’re waiting for the next Mario/Zelda.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough

    There is literally nothing I want to play on it, and until there is, £10 is more than it’s worth to me.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Rockin a Jack D

    current global total to just shy of 3.5 million units sold.

    That’s more than the 360/PS3 ever did in the same time period when those consoles were released.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. SplatteredHouse

    “only just launched across Europe in December at £249 and £299 respectively.”

    Well, yes. When you overprice things to start with, you have to only lower until you reach market accepted level. If the numbers out of the US suggested for the Microsoft Entertainment and Music Center Port Garage are to be believed, Nintendo are only at the start of a costly process.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Sini

    Wii 2, coming in 2015.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. monkeyman

    Result!, sold my premium on eBay last week for 233 quid!

    #14 1 year ago

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