Nintendo Isn’t Done Pushing the Wii U in Japan: New Splatoon Bundle Coming in July

on May 28, 2016 5:21 AM

With the NX coming and Wii U sales having pretty much plummeted in the past few months in Japan, some might think that Nintendo has given up on its current home console, but that is not the case.

Today the manufacturer from Kyoto announced a brand new Splatoon bundle, including a white 32 gigabytes console with a digital copy of the game pre-installed, and two amiibo, Marie and Callie.

It will launch on July 7th and cost 39,960 yen ($363).

The announcement doesn’t come at a random date either. Today is the first anniversary of the launch of Splatoon in Japan (Europe and North America will celebrate tomorrow), and it’s the date that marked the beginning of a runaway success turning the game into one of Nintendo’s most successful new IPs of the past decade.

 /  Executive News Editor
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