Wii U prices cut again in UK, now cheaper than launch Wii



Here in the UK retail outlets set the price for the Nintendo Wii U instead of the traditional RRP model set by Nintendo. Once again stores around the UK have been slashing at the Wii U’s prices, supposedly because of the slow sales since the holiday period. This latest price drop which currently both Amazon and Asda are selling makes the Wii U basic model £149 which is £30 cheaper than the ‘super cheap’ price of the Wii when it launched in 2006 and allot cheaper the £250 price which the Wii U basic had at its launch not so long ago.

Will we see a significant boost in Wii U sales in the UK following these price cuts? More importantly at £149 are retailers making any profit at all from these sales or are they just trying to clear stock and make back any money they can?

If you have still not picked up a Wii U check out Asda and Amazon to pick up this incredible deal.

Lewis Pugh is a game developer at Leuvsion (www.leuvsion.com) for mobile platforms, born and bred on Nintendo gaming. Being a developer gives Lewis a unique perspective on Nintendo news, especially relating to the eShop and Nintendo Network. Today he plays Wii U and 3DS enjoying their distinctive gameplay offerings. Looking into what the future holds for Nintendo is always tricky, even with its established heritage, but that’s exactly what makes it so fun. NNID: Leuvsion