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Wii U Basic stock will become “limited” in the UK, says Nintendo

Thursday, 29th August 2013 18:01 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Wii U Basic stock will become “limited” in the UK, Nintendo has told Eurogamer, in order for the firm to focus on the Deluxe 32GB model.

“The current Wii U Basic Pack will become limited in supply,” a Nintendo UK spokesperson said. “However we are always looking for fun and interesting ways to package up our products for different groups of fans.”

Wii U’s 8MB Basic model has sold poorly in the regions, as the firm said it had over-estimated demand for a less expensive model, which in reality only only held 3MB of data after installing system updates and the like.

To help move the Deluxe system, Nintendo announced a $50 price cut yesterday.

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  1. monkeygourmet

    What’s f’d up is the Wii U is now MORE expenive on Amazon than it was a few months ago…

    Going fom £199 to £219?!

    #1 11 months ago
  2. psxman

    Might want to change MB for GB to avoid confusion.

    #2 11 months ago
  3. Lengendaryboss

    @Steph
    LOL at 3MB :P

    @Monkey
    Well people wanted a official price drop across-the-board, if they wanted Wii U at a low price they would have got it by now.

    #3 11 months ago
  4. monkeygourmet

    @3

    Is this like the Vita then? As in they dropped the price but I still got mine cheaper brand new a few months back?

    Does this mean retailers can drop them both even more than the RRP?

    #4 11 months ago
  5. Lengendaryboss

    @4
    I’m not sure, haven’t kept an eye on the prices. But i would think its similar. As for RRP price drop i am sure retailers can set their price after they pay the manufacturers.

    #5 11 months ago
  6. polygem

    i just bought a basic for only 199€. just couldn’t resist at that price. i think they will go down in price in general now. in 30 years they will be the rare ones. will have to keep the box.

    :)

    #6 11 months ago