Despite Nintendo refusing to allow an official price cut on the Wii U, that hasn’t stopped retailers from attempting one of their own. The above image was captured by a redditor in New Zealand, showing a full 50% discount on the Wii U in that region. Comparatively speaking, the PS4 is launching in New Zealand for a whopping $649 and the Xbox One will be $749.
Multiple reports across the globe of stores lowering prices on the Wii U in an attempt to get rid of the their stock have been reported.
This weekend in Sweden an electronic store called ‘Elgiganten’ is selling Wii U Basic for 1590 Kr ($245). Not as cheap as that store but still a great bargain, consumer taxes is pretty high in Sweden. I wonder if this events is related to some information we’re not aware about yet.
While Nintendo may not want to release a price cut for the device officially, retailers could force their hand with this pricing. What do you think?