The Wii U has not been doing well, as we all know. With a failure to market their console, Nintendo has been pushed to the wall with negative receptions and market losses. The effects of these failures have finally come full circle, as Nintendo has announced the much expected price drop for the Nintendo Wii U. A $50 price drop for the Wii U Deluxe Set to a new suggested retail price of just $299.99, effective on Sept. 20, was anounced at the GameStop Managers show.
“Nintendo has one of the strongest and most diverse video game lineups in our history,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s president and COO. “Today we’re making those unique Nintendo experiences more accessible and affordable. However you play and whatever you play, Nintendo has you covered.”
That wasn't the only news to come out of the GameStop show, as a limited-edition Wii U bundle featuring The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD launching on Sept. 20 - undoubtably will drive sales next to the new price cut.
In a massive show of acceptance, Nintendo also announced the 2DS, an entry-level dedicated portable gaming system that plays all Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS games in 2D. Nintendo 2DS launches Oct. 12, the same day as Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, at a suggested retail price of $129.99.
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