Target Joins Amazon in Slashing the Price of the Wii U: $240

#1NintendologicalPosted 5/21/2013 9:59:25 AM
North American retailer Target is currently selling the 8GB Wii U Basic model for $240, a markdown of 20 percent from the launch price of $300. The price drop was first spotted by Nintendo Everything.


Other big-box US retailers have not followed suit, as Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and GameStop have stuck with a $300 price point for the 8GB model. Amazon is offering the system for $280.

No such price cut was made for 32GB Wii U Deluxe model, which continues to sell for $350 at Target and elsewhere.

Target's Wii U price cut follows multiple markdowns at United Kingdom supermarket Asda. At one point, the Wii U Basic model was going for 149 at the retailer, though the price has been bumped back up to 199.

The Wii U has struggled since launch, selling 3.45 million units worldwide and reportedly only 55,000 systems in the United States during April. Nintendo has apologized for a lack of software, saying this will be corrected beginning in August with the release of Pikmin 3.


http://www.gamespot.com/news/wii-u-basic-falls-to-240-at-target-6408630

Price slashes not authorized by Nintendo. Declining monthly sales. Public denouncement by several major publishers. Loss of key exclusives and developers. Heavy criticism over the weakness of the system. The true next generation consoles are here. The death knell has sounded. Why are so many of you guys in denial?
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#2squatch22Posted 5/21/2013 10:04:55 AM
And this is what they dont tell u...
http://www.target.com/c/video-games-electronics/-/N-5xtg5#?lnk=bnav_t_spc_3_0

Notice the word ''SALE'' lol.
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#3Kuebel33Posted 5/21/2013 10:06:05 AM
Best Buy price matches though so...
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#4CHAINMAILLEKIDPosted 5/21/2013 10:06:28 AM
Nintendological posted...
The death knell has sounded. Why are so many of you guys in denial?


The movie hasn't even started, and already you're wanting to shoot old yeller.

Shame on you.
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#5MotiJrPosted 5/21/2013 10:06:46 AM
hahahaha it is sad that you actually came online just to troll this board. Sad and pathetic I can't possibly feel anymore pity for you. LOL wow I hope no one you know sees your behaviour because you would surely be embarrassed.
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#6cruelbirdPosted 5/21/2013 10:07:17 AM
It's a good time to buy one. I wish the deluxe model would go down :/
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#7excitebike64Posted 5/21/2013 10:07:29 AM
Amazon does not sell WiiUs
#8userfrigginamePosted 5/21/2013 10:08:16 AM
I guess a lot more ppl elected to buy the deluxe edition model than the basic model.
#9squatch22Posted 5/21/2013 10:11:43 AM
PS3 price was cut
http://www.target.com/c/consoles-playstation-3-video-games/-/N-5xtfn#?lnk=lnav_shop%20categories_2
3DS too
http://www.target.com/c/consoles-nintendo-3ds-video-games/-/N-5xfnp#?lnk=lnav_shop%20categories_2
And 360
http://www.target.com/c/consoles-xbox-360-video-games/-/N-5xtfe#?lnk=lnav_shop%20categories_2

But ppl just notice Wii U.
Hmm

Could it be theres an advertised sale going on? lol
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#10UponADarkThornePosted 5/21/2013 10:27:30 AM
Post "Nintendoomed" again when the price of the Deluxe model is slashed, and no on a simple sale.

Mind you, I'm not saying the sales on the Wii U are good right now. However, I'd wager that the vast majority of consumers are buying the Deluxe version since there's really no reason to buy the standard set up - you get four times the memory, a game, and a charging dock in the deluxe, all worth more than the savings you'd get from the standard.

A ninety dollar difference, however? That's tempting.

Also: Who ever wrote that article and included Amazon is a really ****ing bad journalist since Amazon doesn't directly sell Wii U's and the price of the Deluxe set is above MSRP.
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