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Wii U premium bundle slashed to £179.99 at Argos & Amazon

Jonathan Lester
Nintendo, Wii U

Wii U premium bundle slashed to £179.99 at Argos & Amazon

Wii U premium & Nintendo Land | Argos / Amazon | £179.99
Wii U review | Nintendo Land review

How cheap does a Wii U have to get before you buy one? It's not a rhetorical question, since Argos have now cut down the price of a premium edition down to £179.99, the same as you'd pay for a basic edition when it launched in 2012. Though Nintendo's console faces some major problems due to a sluggish software pipeline and confused marketing, I'd argue that the Wii U is more 'hardcore' than many gamers give it credit for, delivering some utterly superb exclusives with classic pedigree and rare quality that can't be found anywhere else; a breath of perfectly-crafted fresh air amidst the shooters.

Mind you, Ninty have their work cut out this year. Thanks to verahulk @ HUKD!

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DivideByZero  Jan. 21, 2014 at 12:23


When was it Nintendo announced there would be no price cut to the Wii-U and when was that scheduled to finish?

Remember reading that here, maybe a bit before xmas?


JonLester  Jan. 21, 2014 at 12:39

Nintendo announced that there wouldn't be a price cut last year - back in January 2013. All bets are off now, I suppose.

Mind you, here in the UK, things are a bit trickier for hardware manufacturers since retailers actually have much more say with RRPs. Though most potential savings are usually devoured by our lovely lovely VAT.

Late  Jan. 21, 2014 at 12:55

Once again I find myself comparing buying a Wii U with buying a ps3. I've not played on either console, but both appeal in their own ways.
In that comparison, the ps3 ticks more boxes for me. Cheaper console, cheaper games, much larger catalogue.

No sale - sorry, Nintendo... :\

"...have now cut down the price of a premium edition down to £179.99, the same as you'd pay for a basic edition when it launched in 2012."
Actually, that's considerably cheaper than the basic model was upon launch - it was £240-£250 at most places.

Last edited by Late, Jan. 21, 2014 at 13:00
parabolica  Jan. 23, 2014 at 13:50

Stop confusing Argos and Amazon box shifting at a loss to Nintendo announcing a price cut. The RRPS of £249 and £299 remain on their site.
This is a family friendly console where parents/friends kids a-like can use the unique contoller screen to participate in the same environment. An nice idea which is totally lost on the solitary 30-40 something gamer.
I really hope Nintendo continue to innovat.

Last edited by parabolica, Jan. 23, 2014 at 13:56
Late  Jan. 23, 2014 at 14:39

Did anyone say Nintendo are cutting prices?

Nope, thought not.

We don't have an RRP in the UK - though you could say Nintendo selling it at those prices is effectively the same as an RRP - but who pays RRP for stuff anyway?
When I'm buying a console (or indeed anything else) I'll generally buy it from the cheapest reputable seller, ceteris paribus.

That said - it'd make sense for Nintendo to reduce the prices on their site and start selling them to retailers for less if they want to get the console into peoples' houses.

Of course, you being a rather argumentative Ninty fanboy that I've clashed horns with before, you'll disagree with anything I say, though.


Fuse lit.
Your move, firework...


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