Housed in the bundle is the Skylanders starter pack, which features three Skylanders figures, a portal of power to activate the figure in-game, poster, stickers and trading cards. Before you ask, the featured hardware is the Wii U basic system.
This is the third Wii U bundle deal announced by Nintendo since cutting the console’s price by $50 on Sept. 20. The first assortment featured a downloaded copy of The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker HD on the Wii U system, retailing for $299.99. Big N’s second offering, slated to hit store shelves on Nov. 1 comes with the deluxe system, New Super Mario U and New Super Luigi U, also priced at $299.99.
Since the Wii U price cut, Nintendo has seen a 200 percent increase in sales for the month of Sept, according to NPD data.
The bundle options and $299 price tag seem like a good answer to Sony and Microsoft consoles, scheduled to release next month. Wii U may not pack the same power as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but in terms of affordability, it’s the more flexible console.
Time will tell if we can call it comeback.