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Following the recent price cut in the US, Nintendo has now also officially cut around £30 off the Wii U’s retail price in the UK, with the price reduction taking effect on October 4th. Many UK retailers have been cutting as much as £100 off the recommended price, so an official price reduction is unlikely to affect already sluggish Wii U sales. However, sales may improve with new games being bundled with the hardware. Nintendo is offering two bundles: One will feature Wind Waker HD (with special edition hardware design) and the other will include LEGO City Undercover.

A Nintendo spokesperson said:

“We’ve reduced the European trade price of the Wii U Premium Pack to retailers from October 4th. At the same time we’ll be launching the Zelda bundle (32 GB) and the Lego Premium Pack (32 GB) which will also be available to the retailers at the same lower trade price as the traditional Wii U Premium packs which are currently available in the market place.”

Source: Nintendo Everything
  • uhwebf

    So what is the price after 4thOctober because the price for this is already listed as £249.99 So is the new price going to be "£219.99, come on I want details.

  • Ericzander

    Man, I might be better off just getting a Wii U shipped from Europe.

    • uhwebf

      I might be better getting one shipped from USA $300 in pounds is £194 or i can pay £250 for it here, the tax is bloody disgraceful.

      • guest

        don't forget about region lock

  • So will there be some sort of ambassadors program like with the 3DS as I had to pay full price (I say I but I mean my mother as it was a 16th birthday present) for mine.

    • MikeL

      Unlikely seeing as it happens almost a full year after the launch, they gave over a month of advance notice and that it's not really that big of a price cut.
      There's nothing unusual about products getting cheaper over time.