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Amazon slashes 8GB Wii U console down to £149

Friday, 3rd May 2013 11:32 GMT By Dave Cook

Amazon has followed ASDA’s lead and has trimmed the cost of Nintendo’s 8GB Wii U model down to £149 on the nose. Both retailers have now cut the cost of Nintendo’s rig by £100 apiece.

At the time of writing Amazon has priced the 8GB console at £149. You can check out the product page here, while the 32GB premium console remains at £287.64.

We covered ASDA’s Wii U price drop yesterday, and asked if the discount points to difficult, irreversible times for Nintendo’s console.

What do you think? Let us know below.

Thanks MCV.

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  1. matirishhh

    Good price, I would buy it straight away if there was even one decent game on it…

    #1 1 year ago
  2. viralshag

    Anyone have an idea of what trade in you get for the WiiU? I tempted to get one just to play ZombiU and Lego City, then trade it in for a PS4/Xbox.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. SplatteredHouse

    £50-ish, probably. 60 perhaps. As the purchase price drops, indicating demand is low, you can’t expect to get a strong trade-in price for a used one.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. xino

    it should be 8gb for £100 and premium for £149!

    why buy a damn console when there’s no games on it?

    even though nintendo announces sick games coming out on wii u, when will they be released?

    nintendo has bad plannings!

    #4 1 year ago
  5. SplatteredHouse

    “nintendo has bad plannings!”
    I think you’re very right on that.

    They lack a steady supply of games that are neither already available (and so, better populated) on other platforms, or are not skewed heavily towards casual/Wii-typical audiences in appeal.

    That’s the most disappointing/offputting part of Nintendo’s Games for Everybody rhetoric which they used to find their Blue Ocean, is that they so far, have not developed the scheduling, corralled the support, and made the plans to ensure that their platform is truly able to provide varied and inclusive games for all, and with any level of consistency.
    I get behind their concept, I think it’s great – but execution in key areas is simply all over the place, unfortunately. Europe’s really feeling like a lost cause to Nintendo, these days.

    #5 1 year ago