Nintendo Slices the Price of the Wii U by $50 Starting on September the 20th

on August 28, 2013 11:46 AM

Nintendo of America Just announced that the Wii U will cost $50 less starting on September the 20th. The black 32 GB version of the console will cost $299.99 in an attempt to drive sales, while no plans have been detailed for the 8 GB version of the console, that will probably just disappear from the shelves.

There will also be a Zelda edition of the console, that will retail with a voucher to download a a digital copy of the Hyrule Historia artbook and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. Its GamePad controller will be decorated with Zelda-style script (you can see it below). Considering that it’ll retail for the same price as the normal edition, there isn’t really any reason not to get this one.

The move isn’t very surprising, and we’ll have to see if it’ll help driving the momentum of the console as heavy hitting titles start to appear on the horizon. Will it be successful? For now your guess is as good as mine, but cheaper stuff is never a bad thing.


 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.