Since Nintendo finally announced a price cut for the Wii U console, many people who have been early adopters of the system have hoped that it will see the same sort of Ambassador program that the 3DS received when Nintendo decided to cut the price for its handheld. When emailed to find out whether or not this would be the case for the Wii U, this is how Nintendo of America responded:
Thank you for taking the time to write with your questions regarding a Wii U Ambassador program. The Ambassador program is only available to any Nintendo 3DS owner who purchased their system before August 12, 2011 and there are no plans for a similar program for Wii U.
I know that this isn’t what you were hoping for, but we appreciate your support of our products now and in the future. I also want to assure you that your comments will be added to our records and made available for other departments at the company to use as they see fit.
Nintendo of America Inc.
Obviously this is of some disappointment to Wii U owners who feel cheated as early adopters for buying the now discontinued Wii U Basic, since the Deluxe package is now being sold for the same price.