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Premium Wii U console with Mario Kart 8 or Super Mario Bros + New Super Luigi U - £214.99

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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Console bundles, Mario Kart 8, New Super Luigi U, New Super Mario Bros. U, Wii U, Wii U games

Premium Wii U console with Mario Kart 8 or Super Mario Bros + New Super Luigi U - £214.99

A Premium Wii U bundle with Mario Kart 8 or Super Mario Bros U and New Super Luigi U is now available for £214.99. Both of these Wii U bundles are a hell of a steal. You can pick your Premium Wii U bundle order up at a local store store for free or opt for home delivery. Mario Kart 8 recently walked away with our accolade for best racing game of 2014 and even as a staunch PS4, gamer, I struggle to disagree. The Premium Wii U is the only version you want too as it comes with 32GB of memory.

To be honest after 2014, I'm closer to picking up a Wii U over an Xbox One. Bayonetta 2, Smash Bros and the promise of Splatoon, Zelda and Xenoblades Chronicles X prove that there's a healthy selection of exclusives on the once-ailing console.

Thanks to smoguka.

The Nintendo NX makes for easy headlines, but it isn't the real story here

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
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Mobile games, Nintendo, Nintendo NX, Wii U

The Nintendo NX makes for easy headlines, but it isn't the real story here

Nintendo certainly pick their moments. What started as a quiet Tuesday morning turned into a media frenzy as they nonchalantly announced that they're working on a "new hardware system" codenamed Nintendo NX. It's a cool name, and as you'd expect, the internet exploded. Nintendo and NX are still trending at the time of writing and there are already loads of armchair articles speculating about what the new console (if indeed it is a console) could bring to the table. What is it? Could it be a console/handheld hybrid? A mobile streaming box? The New Wii U?

So I was about to jump on the bandwagon myself with a barely-informed speculation piece, but the more I thought about it, the more convinced I am that Nintendo NX isn't the real story here. In fact, you could argue that it's barely newsworthy at all, and is actually overshadowing the truly big news that Nintendo announced yesterday.

The Nintendo NX makes for easy headlines, but it isn't the real story here

See, console manufacturers are always developing new hardware. They never stop. Now considering that console cycles tend to last roughly five years (the last generation was a fluke), this puts Nintendo's next machine in the frame for 2017... which completely tallies with their promise of a reveal next year. The headline, then, is "console manufacturer makes consoles." No, I don't think that we're going to stop the presses.

Instead, let's take a look at the real scoop: Nintendo's first true foray into mobile games and the mysterious new membership service.

Click here to read more...

Classic style Wii / Wii U controllers from £4.95

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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peripherals, Wii, Wii U, Wii U controller

Classic style Wii / Wii U controllers from £4.95

Fancy a cheap spare controller for your Wii? something ideal for a bit of Smash Bros or one of the retro titles on the store? Or if you have a GameCube adapter you should be able to use it on the Wii U too. Two options are available, a classic Nintendo-styled white one for £4.95. Or if you prefer the oddball GameCube design, you can get a black one for just £5.25. Both sellers are UK based, so you won't be waiting a fortnight like most third-party offers that usually come in from Hong Kong.

Thanks to Gooner.

Please Understand: Nintendo TVii is never coming to Europe

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Nintendo, Please understand, TVii, Wii U

Please Understand: Nintendo TVii is never coming to Europe

"We're not allowed nice things here in Europe." I've said it before again and again, and as is so often the case usual suspects Nintendo are behind it with their rallying cry of "please understand."

Remember Nintendo TVii? This ambitious streaming community-driven Wii U application was supposed to pull numerous TV content providers into a single convenient hub, complete with social functions and at-a-glance channel hopping.

What we need to understand now, however, is that it's officially never coming to Europe now. To be honest, most of us already figured that out months ago, but at least we've finally got some confirmation.

Click here to read more...

New Super Mario Bros (Wii U) £16.95 @ The Game Collection

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Gooner
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Deals
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New Super Mario Bros. U, Wii U, Wii U games

New Super Mario Bros (Wii U) £16.95 @ The Game Collection

New Super Mario Bros. U is a new, side-scrolling adventure featuring Mario, Luigi, Toad … and your Mii character! Now's your chance to step inside the Mushroom Kingdom and explore new worlds, new power-ups and new ways to play. Swoop through levels and cling to walls when Mario transforms into Flying Squirrel Mario, or gently float through the air while hanging onto Tiny Balloon Yoshi.

GAME FEATURES:

The Wii U GamePad controller offers a new way to play multiplayer in this game. An extra player can jump into the action using the new Boost mode, creating platforms out of thin air to help others navigate tricky stages or access hidden or hard-to-reach items.

Boost mode also makes cooperative speed runs possible for the first time. Use the GamePad to interact with and manipulate enemies and objects in real time, allowing for new ways to find the fastest routes through each level.
Play on the big screen or the small screen. Switch game play from the TV to the GamePad at any time to continue playing even when others are using the TV.

Experience Mario together like never before with Miiverse. See other players' comments and accomplishments while you play and leave your own feedback for others to see when connected to the Nintendo Network.

Pick Up New Super Mario Bros for £16.95 delivered
Also check out our review and let us know what you think.

Thanks to miketango over @ HUKD

Mass Effect 3 (Wii U) - Special Edition - £4.95 @ The Game Collection

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Gooner
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Deals
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Mass Effect 3, Wii U

Mass Effect 3 (Wii U) - Special Edition - £4.95 @ The Game Collection

A bargain at under £5 delivered!

This holiday, the war for Earth comes to the Wii U

Mass Effect 3 plunges you into an all-out galactic war to take Earth back from a nearly unstoppable foe – and how you fight that war is entirely up to you. Groundbreaking interactive storytelling drives the heart-pounding action in which each decision you make could have dire and deadly consequences. You are Commander Shepard, the only one who can save Earth from annihilation.

BioWare makes its debut on the Nintendo console with the gripping blockbuster game of the year: Mass Effect 3 - coming to the Wii U™ console with brand new features and content that fully take advantage of the Wii U’s hardware. Command the battlefield like never before by using the Wii U™ GamePad to issue commands and unleash devastating attacks. Bonus content includes a new mission and squad member, an exclusive new weapon, the Extended Cut ending, and an interactive backstory experience detailing previous events in the Mass Effect universe.

Buy Mass Effect 3 - Special Edition (Wii U) for £4.95 here.

Check out our review of Mass Effect 3.

Thanks BuzzDuraband @ HUKD

CONFIRMED: Wii U Basic bundles going for as low as £84 in-store at Tesco

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Matt Gardner
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Deals
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Console bundles, Wii U, Wii U games

CONFIRMED: Wii U Basic bundles going for as low as £84 in-store at Tesco

We've had a massive deal alert come in today, as it's been reported that Wii U Basic bundles are going for as low as £84 in-store at Tesco. HUKD user burge74 spotted the absurdly cheap Wii U deal at Tesco Extra Barnstaple.

If you're lucky enough to live near a Tesco outlet that deals in games and consoles, it might well be worth swinging by and having a look to see if you can bag yourself a super cheap Wii U bargain. The console went super fast when the online price for the Basic 8GB bundle dropped to £99 last week, and we'd expect any ridiculously cheap units to disappear from shelves very quickly indeed.

Hit the jump for proof of purchase >>

The Wii U Basic is a must-have second console at only £119.86 [UPDATED]

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Games consoles, Wii U

The Wii U Basic is a must-have second console at only £119.86 [UPDATED]

You can now pick up a Wii U for only £119.86. Click here to buy! >>

Yesterday's sub-£100 scramble lasted only a few seconds, but this cheap Wii U console deal is here to stay. At this price, the Wii U really proves its worth as a truly essential second console, providing a wealth of incredible exclusives that enhance and expand your gaming life alongside your gaming PC, PS4 or Xbox One. Thanks chompyrud and esq3585 for the updated price!

OOS! Wii U Basic finally goes under £100, and with it goes your last excuse to not get one

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Matt Gardner
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Deals
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Console bundles, Wii U, Wii U games

OOS! Wii U Basic finally goes under £100, and with it goes your last excuse to not get one

Super cheap! Wii U Basic finally goes under £100 at Tesco. Click here to buy >>

Tesco are doing the Wii U 8GB Basic package for just £99 right now! That means you should probably get one. If you love games, you'll get one. £99 is the perfect price for The Second Console In Your Home... and that's exactly what the Wii U wants to be. It doesn't have third-party games (but that's not a problem), or a decent YouTube capture policy, but what it does have is a smorgasbord of Nintendo excellence, two of the finest multiplayer titles of new-gen, and it has Bayonetta 2.

And it'll have new Zelda, new Star Fox, new Xenoblade, and a host of other things too this year.

Once upon a time, I too felt that the Wii U did not deserve my time or money. I was so very wrong. Now I find myself sitting on a throne made from the Amiibo I drunkenly pre-ordered and forgot about, playing some of the best games currently available.

Cheers Haggis0609.

The Wii U third-party 'problem' isn't as big as you think

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Jonathan Lester
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Features
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Nintendo, Wii U, Wii U games

The Wii U third-party 'problem' isn't as big as you think

The Wii U may boast a fantastic slate of first and second-party exclusives with more on the way, but it doesn't take long for some bright spark to point out the fly in the ointment. The turd in the yorkshire pudding. The lack of third-party support.

It's no secret that publishers large and small are wary of the Wii U to the point of ignoring it outright. The reasons are simple; since the Wii U is less powerful than its competition and its install base far smaller, putting extra work into a rebuilding and optimising multiplatform titles seems like a lot of effort for a potentially lean return. The GamePad is also a unique stumbling block, even if I've previously argued that developer laziness is more of a factor than gimmickry. Following a trickle of launch titles (including the likes of ZombiU, a great game that tanked hard) and the occasional delayed blip on the radar, the well seems to be all but dry.

That's the cause of the problem, but there's a more interesting question to be asked. Just how big a deal is this issue, and is it actually even much of a problem at all?

The Wii U third-party 'problem' isn't as big as you think

Click here to read more...

Wii U basic now only £135.00 - how long can you resist it?

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Console bundles, Games consoles, Wii U

Wii U basic now only £135.00 - how long can you resist it?

Pick up a Wii U (Basic 8GB) for only £135 at ShopTo/Rakuten. Click here to buy >>

Make sure to use voucher code JANSALEDAY3&4 for the saving! Many thanks t0 lukefez @ HUKD.

The Wii U has the best games of 2014 and some of the most exciting games of 2015, though you'll have to buy them individually with this very cheap solus deal (and be aware: there can be some hidden costs such as an external Hard Drive if you plan on downloading a lot of digital games).

I've described the Wii U as a "must-have" console - click here to read why!

Wii U Premium console + Mario Kart 8 available for £199

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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Mario Kart 8, Wii U, Wii U games

Wii U Premium console + Mario Kart 8 available for £199

A Premium Wii U bundle with Mario Kart 8 is now available for £199. If Santa thought you weren't quite as good as you hoped, this is a hell of a steal. You can pick your Wii U order up at a local store store for free or opt for home delivery for £3. Mario Kart 8 recently walked away with our accolade for best racing game of 2014 and even as a staunch PS4, gamer, I struggle to disagree. The Premium Wii U is the only version you want too as it comes with 32GB of memory.

To be honest after 2014, I'm closer to picking up a Wii U over an Xbox One. Bayonetta 2, Smash Bros and the promise of Splatoon, Zelda and Xenoblades Chronicles X prove that there's a healthy selection of exclusives on the once-ailing console.

Thanks to dazdm.

Cheap Wii U bundle: basic console with New Super Mario Bros U & Nintendo Land only £164.86

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Console bundles, Wii U

Cheap Wii U bundle: basic console with New Super Mario Bros U & Nintendo Land only £164.86

Wii U basic bundle with New Super Mario Bros U and Nintendo Land now £164.86 at ShopTo. Click here to buy! >>

This Wii U deal isn't as good as some of the Black Friday bundles in terms of the pack-ins, but it certainly is as cheap as any. You'll get underrated platformer New Super Mario Bros U and local multiplayer fun factory Nintendo Land to play on your basic 8GB console, though you'll need some WiiMotes to get involved with friends and family. I'd also suggets grabbing Mario Kart 8 or Smash ASAP. Thanks to nanab @ HUKD!

Make sure to bookmark our games deals page for the latest cheap console bundles!

New Wii U Premium 32GB with Nintendo Land £149 reported instore at Tesco, Pro controllers for £10

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Matt Gardner
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Deals
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Console bundles, Nintendo Land, Wii U, Wii U accessories, Wii U games

 

New Wii U Premium 32GB with Nintendo Land £149 reported instore at Tesco, Pro controllers for £10

A tip from HUKD's Tomis000 indicates that Tesco stores might be clearing out their Wii U stock on the cheap, with the Great Yarmouth store offering the Wii U 32GB Premium Nintendo Land bundle for under £150, which is an absolute steal!

More details here: http://goo.gl/YY80CZ

It also looks like Tesco might be selling Pro Controllers for a tenner too (also via Tomis000). Click here for more on that.

In any case, if you happen to live or work or otherwise find yourself near a Tesco that stocks games, swing in and have a gander!

Mario Kart 8 only £30.65 if you buy via Rakuten

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Matt Gardner
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Deals
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Mario Kart 8, Racing Games, Wii U, Wii U games

Mario Kart 8 only £30.65 if you buy via Rakuten

Mario Kart 8 only £30.65 if you buy via Rakuten. Click here to buy >>

Mario games rarely depreciate too much, which is why if a deal comes along, you should really snap them up. With most prices for Mario Kart 8 still hovering up around the £35 mark, unsurprising given that it's one of the best games of the last couple of years regardless of platform, take advantage of the Rakuten voucher code JANOFFER10, punch it in at the checkout, and treat yourself to the best multiplayer game of 2014 for just over £30. Cheers nabby.

Nintendo Direct 2PM GMT tomorrow - "new announcements" promised

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Matt Gardner
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Deals
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3DS, New 3DS, Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Wii U

Nintendo Direct 2PM GMT tomorrow - "new announcements" promised

Nintendo have officially announced that their first Nintendo Direct presentation of the year will kick off tomorrow at 2PM GMT, with a bunch of "new announcements" promised. Does that mean a date for the New 3DS here in Europe? We damn well hope so. New games? Yes please, that'd be nice too.

Click here for more details on tomorrow's Nintendo Direct >>

PRICE MATCH! Amazon also drop Smash Bros for Wii U to £29.99

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Matt Gardner
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Deals
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Fighting Games, Games deals, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, Wii U, Wii U games

PRICE MATCH! Amazon also drop Smash Bros for Wii U to £29.99

Amazon have also dropped their price on Super Smash Bros for Wii U to £29.99 to compete with GAME's price. Click here to buy >>

It's nice and useful if you've still got any Amazon credit left over from Christmas. It's also worth noting that if you spend over £40 at Amazon and pay using Mastercard, you can get £5 off of your order if you use the voucher code PRICELES5.

If you'd rather buy from the big purple retailer and bag some loyalty points, though, here's a link to the GAME Smash Bros deal.

Grab a Wii U Premium with Mario Kart 8 from £189 at Tesco

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Matt Gardner
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Deals
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Console bundles, Mario Kart 8, Racing Games, Wii U, Wii U games

Grab a Wii U Premium with Mario Kart 8 from £189 at Tesco

Grab a Wii U Premium with Mario Kart 8 from £189 at Tesco. Click here to buy >>

Tesco have dropped their price on the Wii U Premium Mario Kart 8 bundle down to £199. However, if you use the voucher code TDX-YGPK on a new account, you can get £10 off and start enjoying the finest mario Kart game since MK64 for just £189 on your shiny new console. Cheers mr_chris_bee!

Do Call It A Comeback: The Wii U Games Of 2015

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Jonathan Lester
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Features
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Nintendo, Wii U, Wii U games

Do Call It A Comeback: The Wii U Games Of 2015

2014 was an incredible year for the Wii U, but 2015 is set to be an absolute blinder. Nintendo are following up the triple threat of Mario Kart, Bayonetta 2 and Super Smash Bros with a year of games large and small that promise hand-crafted quality, massive fun factor and, erm, Zelda.

A great philosopher once wrote, "don't call it a comeback." But I'm going to anyway.

So without further ado, I present the hottest upcoming Wii U games of 2015 complete with links to our previews and videos where possible. It's going to be one heck of a year.

Do Call It A Comeback: The Wii U Games Of 2015

Click here to read more...

Wii U basic console + Super Smash Bros and New Super Mario U for £179.86

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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New Super Mario Bros. U, Super Smash Bros, Wii U, Wii U games

Wii U basic console + Super Smash Bros and New Super Mario U for £179.86

Act fast and you can order a basic Wii U console (the white 8GB one), plus Super Smash Bros and New Super Mario U for an enticing sum of £179.86.

This is a great option for casual gamers or families looking to pick up the console for the cheapest option possible. While the more serious gamer will prefer the 32GB model, this is fine of you're not planning on filling it up with new games on a regular basis. PS4/XO owners tempted by the Wii U's exclusives could do far worse too and with a bit of memory management (or use of an external hard-drive), you could balance the likes of Mario Kart 8 and Zelda Wind Waker HD with ease.

Thanks to Biboboy.