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Nintendo announces price cut for the Wii U

Nintendo officially announces a price cut for the Wii U, bringing it down to $299 and axing the Basic model.

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Nintendo has announced a price cut for the Wii U today, stating that the Wii U Deluxe bundle will sell for $299 starting on September 20th. The Wii U Basic model has also been cancelled. The limited edition Wind Waker HD bundle will retail for this new price point, which includes a new deluxe model, the game, a digital copy of Hyrule Historia, and the Zelda-themed GamePad.

Here’s what Reggie Fils-Aime had to say about the price cut:

“It was critical for us to have a strong software lineup to support Wii U. With that in place this holiday season, we believe providing consumers that extra incentive in terms of a $50 price cut is really going to help drive momentum.”

This looks like the start of the Wii U’s renaissance, as the 3DS made a big come back once a price cut and the Ambassador program were announced. Nothing similar has been announced by Nintendo for the Wii U, but we’ll keep you updated.

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  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    Can you imagine if, like the 3DS ambassador program that gave 10 exclusive GBC games, a Wii U ambassador program came out that gave 10 Gamecube games that wont be released for VC again? Imagine how much that would boost sales!

    • Wayne Beck

      That would be soooooo awesome.

    • jay

      You mean AFTER the price cut?
      That might be a little too much.

      When is this price cut active? Now?

      Will the PS fanboys still cry:
      “hurr hurr for only $100 more you can get a ps4 with no game!!”

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        that’s what everyone on IGN is bitching. everyone there is so negative it’s ridiculous

        and no, before the price cut. that’s the point of the ambassador program. Price cut is in oct. or sep. can’t remember

        • jay

          OK yeah that’s what I thought you meant.

          The problem with that is, the ambassador driven sales will only occur until that price cut is active. If the price cut is active tomorrow, well you get the point.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            its active in a month or so. they said on twitter

          • jay

            Yeah then an ambassador program could work.

        • Ducked

          That’s because the IGN community is filled with 11-13 year olds who can only think of Call of Duty.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            and “HOLY SHIT PS4 AW LOOK AT GRAPHICS THEY MAKE GAEMS”

          • Ducked

            You hit there grammar spot on!

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            SHUT UP U STOOPID KID I BET U PLY ZELDA BABY ZELDA

          • Ducked

            XD

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            :D

          • jay

            “mature” gamers, have some respect. ;)

          • Ducked

            Exactly!

        • Jon Turner

          NeoGAF is just as bad, and arguably worse.

      • KosmoCrisis

        I think Nintendo needs to do a bit more than cut $50 off the Wii U to attract customers right now. Chances are they have another card to play before the holidays. What that card is…that’s anyone’s guess.

        FYI, PS4 may not come with a game “in” the box, but there will be 5 F2P games and tons more free-with-Plus games.

        • jay

          That card is Mario 3D World.

        • Ducked

          I think there already doing enough, now they just need to do advertising.

          Wii U is $100 cheaper then PS4, and $200 cheaper then Xbox One. Plus they’re going to have more software then both consoles with there 1 year head start.

          • Truthteller

            If they were doing enough, the Wii U would be selling instead of being prepared for discontinuation…

          • TheRealTruthTeller

            Truthteller, you sould change your name to BullshitTeller, that sounds and applies really bettter for you

          • Truthteller

            Lol!

          • jay

            Ha even he laughs at himself.

          • jay

            But it’s selling better than 360/ps3 did at the start of their lifespan.

          • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

            Or at the very least about the same.. But facts do not matter to him. Only his version of the truth which is about as credible as a cult leader’s version of the truth.

          • jay

            what he doesn’t understand is that the next gen will have lower sales than last gen did.

          • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

            @Clel is right, we need to stop replying to him. Most of the time I chuckle to myself at his ignorance and move on but sometimes I can do nothing but facepalm and out of pity I respond hoping that one day the two braincells in his head will connect and something will click and stop acting like an idiot. Unfortunately it is a lost cause.

          • Truthteller

            But… That’s an OLD argument. A new one is that those systems had all 3rd parties behind them!

          • jay

            You do realize the future is even darker for the next systems right?

            Economy is worse, the iPhone and iPad took some gaming share and there’s hardly any hardware differences now, There’s less 3rd party devs and paranoia around MS’ business practices.

            So the OLD argument is actually a lot nicer to the ps4/XBOne than any new argument ever will be.

          • Ice Climbers

            Nintendo has had terrible relations with 3rd parties ever since they entered the industry. With NES and SNES, they had 3rd party support but it was all forced and 3rd parties were treated terribly by Nintendo and their draconian policies at the time. When N64 came along, 3rd parties saw the PlayStation and left Nintendo, using the N64′s cartridge based system as an excuse. They had wanted to leave Nintendo before hand. After that, Nintendo has struggled to form real relationships with 3rd parties to this very day. Since then, almost all 3rd parties have refused to work with Nintendo or minimize the support they do give, even on Nintendo’s handhelds. Ironically, they have formed a great relationship with Sega.

            Nicalis cancelling a game for the 3DS, a system with a huge install base, in favor of making it for the Vita, a system with a very small install base, proves that 3rd parties just don’t like Nintendo. Let me ask you this: if a 3rd party is going to develop a game for a handheld and has to choose between the Vita and the 3DS, knowing full well that Nintendo is the king of the handheld market, which system will they choose? Most of them will choose the Vita, and you know it.

            Both the 3DS and the Wii U have terrible 3rd party support in comparison to Microsoft and Sony’s systems. Nothing Nintendo does will ever fix this.

            That’s the TRUTH, TruthTeller.

          • Truthteller

            I am not arguing with that, but whose fault is that? I don’t like Nintendo either and right now they are on their own and we will see how far their arrogance takes them alone.

          • Ice Climbers

            Agreed. I like Nintendo and have been a fan of their games since I was a little kid, but they have made some major mistakes over the years, especially in the past few years.

            Nintendo needs to keep the few good relationships with 3rd parties they do have (Atlus, Sega, Capcom, Platinum Games, and other smaller 3rd parties). Sure, Nintendo should keep their doors open to 3rd parties, but they shouldn’t actively go after them when 3rd parties will refuse. Focusing on 1st party games (MORE than Mario and Zelda, Nintendo!) and indie games is a smarter move.

  • Kenshin0011

    I’d imagine they’ll do a little something of an ambassador program because the console has not even been out 1 full year and it’s already getting a price cut.

    And honestly, while I cannot wait to get my hands on WW HD, just imagine how impactful this $299 bundle would be if it were a NEW Zelda game in the box.

  • jay

    THIS I GUARANTEE is the start of Massive Sales!!

    I am buying one ASAP.

    • Guest

      It’s coming…..

    • jay

      Wii U’s gonna DOMINATE this holiday!!

      Price Cut!
      New Bundles!
      Wind Waker!
      Super Mario 3D World!
      Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze!
      Pokemon Rumble U!
      Wii Party U!
      Sonic!
      Scribblenauts Unmasked!
      Wonderful 101!

      • Ducked

        I was thinking the PS4 would easily win the 8th gen, now it looks like the Wii U is going to win this holiday season.

        Nintendo did exactly what they did with the 3DS. Sales start slumping, it’s all gloom and doom, then Nintendo gives the 3DS a price cut, with a bunch of software titles to help the 3DS. Exact same thing is happening with the Wii U.

        • jay

          I never thought the ps4 would win 8th gen.

          There’s not enough reason to buy it.

          • Ducked

            PS4 has so much hype though, this gen will be very interesting.

          • jay

            The hype happened after the XBOne announcement sadly.

          • Ducked

            Yeah, that’s because the PS4 was digging the Xbox One in a gravestone.

          • Elitepwnsface

            Its all about the exclusives when it all boils down. The only reason i buy any console and play most non eclusives on pc. But yes, if the xbox fiasco brought the ps4 the much needed push.

          • Andreas Sunde

            It has hype. But will it sustain the hype? That’s what matters.

          • Ducked

            Yep

        • Truthteller

          Come on agent, the PS4 is THE BEST value out of all systems, and unlike the Wii U, it is a next-generation system. If the X1 dropped it’s price to $399, then that changes things.

          • Sean

            ps4 will be a good system but it has a shitty launch lineup and im not going through that again

          • Ducked

            Next generation? How exactly do you determine a system to be next gen? By having slightly better graphics then Wii U?

            I’m pretty sure a controller with a 6 inch touch screen, is very much more next gen then the dualshock 4 controller that just added a light bar.

          • Truthteller

            Sales clearly show that people don’t agree with you.

          • TheRealTruthTeller

            So what? Wii wasnt a Next Gen, but it Tripled The sales of the XBOX/PS3 consoles, and it started weak just like the Wii U, History Repeats Itself

          • Truthteller

            It did not triple anything and it start after those systems and end before those systems. That is what a novelty item is…

          • Marcus Navarro

            The Wii was in the same generation as the PS360. I don’t think that word means what you think it means…

          • TheRealTruthTeller

            i mean the “Next Gen Graphics”

          • Marcus Navarro

            Ok. Clarify next time, please? You confused the hell outta me.

          • david jarman

            Inconceivable!

          • Ducked

            Down votes clearly agree with you xD

          • Jon

            but you don’t know the sales for the Xone or PS4, you just have what the media has said and stores but that is pre orders. the Wii U had massive pre-orders as well. Now for the post system release, you don’t have those numbers, you can only speculate and assume thing but there are no facts stating that it will fair any better than the Wii U. It could be the same, it could be worse, or it could be better but in the end, you honestly don’t know until it happens.

          • jay

            ps4 has an almost identical controller and graphics as the ps3. Same gameplay, same sh*t. Nothing new.

            That’s hardly a value at all :( More like a rip off.

          • Truthteller

            There is a clear difference in graphics, although specs alone would make me think that there should not be. The Wii U has the same graphics as the 360 and PS3 and same gameplay (although weaker on many games) and no, that controller does not count as gameplay.

          • Sean
          • jay

            “There is a clear difference in graphics”

            No.

            “The Wii U has the same graphics as the 360 and PS3″

            But Waaay better than Wii. So Nintendo customers win here. MORE incentive to buy.

            “no, that controller does not count as gameplay.”

            Oh yeah but Blu Ray does? Hypocrite.”

          • Yerba_Sutra

            Dude, it is so obvious you are trolling. Come off it. Anyone who still sincerely thinks the Wii U has PS360 graphics is either confined to media that shove the notion down his/her throat and doesn’t know better, or is really THAT stupid. Since I’ve seen you posting this garbage on multiple sites under various usernames for MONTHS, I can only conclude you are either the latter, or you are trolling just to start stupid arguments with people. What the hell is your reasoning? Are you 12? Should I drag you back to mommy’s kicking and screaming by your ear so she can teach you some damn manners?
            I shouldn’t have to visit sites to get news on a system I own and deal with half of the comments being 100% inaccurate flaming from an asshole.

          • TheRealTruthTeller

            Want a next gen System? Buy a PC faggot, want fun? but a Wii U , simple

          • Truthteller

            I have a PC and I want a console with comparable power and that would be the PS4. Who can have fun on a system with no games now and no games coming, but only from Nintendo?

          • TheRealTruthTeller

            i have a 360 and a ps3, and oh boy, im having WAAAAY more fun with my PC/WiiU combo, PS4 is in NO WAY comparable to a PC, ive been playing some PS2,Xbox,Gamecube,360,PS3 games on my PC, so yeah, Full Pack Mother Fucker

          • Andreas Sunde

            What specs do you need to run a PS2 enulator well? I tried one on mine, but the frame rate had an average of about 7…

          • jay
          • Marcus Navarro

            Way to spend your money in the most redundant way possible: have a PC, buy a console with comparable power. (-_-’)

          • Truthteller

            I know, it’s wiser to have my PC and buy a weaker system like a Wii U right?

          • Marcus Navarro

            It’s wiser to have your PC and not buy a console because of power. Your sensationalism knows no bounds…smh.

          • Jon

            actually, it is wiser to buy a PC and then a Wii U for the games that will never come to PC that are amazing which is what Nintendo does.

          • Aamir Islam

            Why are you here tho?

      • Rugmouse

        Did you notice that Mario 3D World is being released in November now? I love that time frame – early adopters will get a chance to play a mario game, talk about how amazing it is to friends (word of mouth is some of the best advertising available), and holiday buyers won’t think twice when they compare the console price tags (since the Wii U will have a quality line up).

        So glad Mario 3D World is ready for a Nov. release!

        • Guest

          Can i have a website or proof for november release for 3d world ?

          • Rugmouse

            Sure – Nintendo of America tweeted a picture of the the Wind Waker bundle, complete with it’s holiday lineup and release dates:

            https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BSw_g58CIAII6ve.jpg

          • jay

            Wii Fit U!!!!

            *-* FUCK YEAH!!!

          • Andreas Sunde

            Wait, they’re releasing 3D World, Link Between Worlds, and Mario Party 3DS on the same fucking day? Are they crazy?

          • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

            Oh the madness there will be

        • Truthteller

          It won’t change a thing.

          • TheRealTruthTeller

            Yep, as i said, slap Mario on to anything, it will sell, no matter how shitty it is, and i love me some new mario games, guess star wars owned by disney means MORE Star Wars on nintendo faggot

          • jay

            “disney means MORE Star Wars on nintendo faggot”

            GOT EM HAHAHAHAH

          • Marcus Navarro

            *made by EA. Sadfaic…

          • jay

            Mario is the highest selling franchise in history, Einstein.

          • Truthteller

            HISTORY (the past) is the key word! Most of those sales came from pack-in MARIO games with the successful Nintendo systems. Get outa here!

          • TheRealTruthTeller

            You are the one that should GTFO, Mario Games will always sell, best selling Franchise Mother Fucker, Do you know it?

          • jay

            Mario on Wii outsold gta and it’s still in stores today.

            That’s not the past buddy.

          • Guest

            Are you kidding me ? The only Super Mario game that was actually bundled with a Nintendo system was Super Mario World.

          • Truthteller

            I must be kidding you and you must be just a little bit younger than I am. The NES came bundled with Super Mario Brothers – a national sensation and a game everyone knew. The SNES came bundled with Super Mario World. Ad those Mario sales up and tell me what you get? I am not even touching handhelds.

          • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

            Super Mario Bros. : 40 million

            Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels: 2 million

            Super Mario Bros. 2: 7 million

            Super Mario Bros. 3: 18 million

            Super Mario World: 20 million

            Super Mario Land: 18 million

            Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins: 11 million

            Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3: 5 million

            Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island: 4 million

            Super Mario 64: 11 million

            Super Mario Sunshine: 6 million

            New Super Mario Bros.: 30 million

            Super Mario Galaxy: 11 million

            New Super Mario Bros. Wii: 26 million

            Super Mario Galaxy 2: 6 million

            Super Mario 3D Land: 8 million

            New Super Mario Bros. 2: 6 million

            New Super Mario Bros. U: 2 million

            Total: 231 million

            This is the Super Mario series alone, including the handheld games and excluding ports, re-releases and remakes.

          • Truthteller

            Good, but you can see the higher the numbers sold corresponds to pack-in games with systems. When the games were stand alones, they did not sell as many.

      • David Porter

        Wonderful 101 will please all six of the people who buy it…

        • Sean

          so does David Porter

          • David Porter

            Oh Sean, you know I always save the last dance for you.

          • Sean

            you better!

        • jay

          Well I’ve heard a lot of anticipation for it and thats 6 more than your lacking ps4 :(

    • Rukiafan Rukiachan

      That is amazing. There’s no excuse not to get one Wii U now.

      • Nintendo Hater

        Yes there is the Wii U price drop will fail due to everybody wanting to buy the latest GTA 5 which will sell more units for both PS3 and XBox 360. for once please used logic stupid fanboy

        • Sean

          man you have some serious issues, just play the games you like and shut the fuck up.

          • Nintendo Hater

            Take your own advice STFU

          • Sean

            i don’t go to playstation or xbox websites to be a cunt…

          • Sean

            i don’t know which uncle molested you but get help

          • jay

            dude grow up. You probably think playing GTA makes you “mature”. fucking little brat.

        • Jon

          lets see… logic – People will pay $300 for a Wii U with a game while getting a digital rebate of 10% off for digital games until 2014 (not sure if they will keep this after the price drop or not TBH). People will pay at least $460 for a PS4 and a game and plus an extra $50 a year.

          Today’s economy is pretty bad, people don’t have hoards of cash to blow on consoles even more so (yes, I am bringing it up) the Syria crisis which will drive oil and gas prices up making cost of living sky rocket having even less income for the time of release for those system.

          Next, Price cut on the 3DS showed to have a massive impact on it’s sales…. So I don’t see how you are saying we have stupid fan boy logic when you only seem to look at things at the present and not history or the future.

          • jay

            Another thing. He mentions GTA. But in all history Mario always outsells GTA.

            So just more fanboy bullshit.

          • Marcus Navarro

            Even thought the GTA series alone netted Sony their massive PS2 sales. And before you say it, yes Sony pissed it all away.

          • jay

            yeah its the first non nintendo game in the top 15 highest selling games of all time.

    • jdiaz1994

      Heck yeah! Now combine this with more advertisement and they’ll be golden. I’m mad that I bought my basic model not to long ago but at least the system will start doing better.

      • jay

        Being an early adopter gives you a chance to play before anyone else. dont forget that.

    • Clel

      Wait… you didn’t already have a Wii U?

      What?

      • jay

        Nope! Was waiting for Wii Fit but Earthbound had me almost pulling my wallet out.

        • Sean

          wait a little longer for that windwaker bundle

          • jay

            lol just realized the date. was too excited and ahead of myself.

            Can’t wait!!

        • Clel

          You say “I am buyin one ASAP”!

          • jay

            Yeah I don’t have one. But almost bought one for Earthbound.

    • Hugh Quinn

      i was thinking of getting a wii u or ps vita

      but after this price cut i am 100% certain on a WII U

  • John Smith

    Wii U, also known as the best next gen console EVER!
    Nintendo, known as the best aming company EVER!

    • Orto

      Yes my man, fony has always looked average if not horrible compared to nintendo. May the power of miyamoto guide us!

      • KosmoCrisis

        You can really only get away with saying something slanderous like that on a competing fan site AND before the PS4 has actually released. Way to derail John Smith’s excellent comment.

        • Mariokartfann

          “Way to derail John Smith’s excellent comment”
          John Smith upvoted orto’s comment…

          • jay

            LOL

        • John Smith

          Thanks. lol

          • Orto

            Thank you for agreeing with me

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        This is why fanboys should never be taken seriously. If Sony was so average compared to Nintendo, then why did Sony dominate during the PSone and PS2 era? Yeah, nice way to contradict yourself. :P Plus while Wii did sell more hardware, it didn’t sell nowhere near as much software compared to PS3 and 360. You lost the game, thanks for playing. I’ll leave you to your Nintendo fandom that has no boundries. :)

        • Orto

          Go home to ps4 daily fony troll. Wii u is awesome.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            That the best you can come up with? Also, FYI, I have a Wii, ps3 and 360 as well as PC. So about that fony troll comment? Again, you fail. :P

            If Wii U is so awesome, the why is it selling so poorly? Why that is? Because it doesn’t have any games to back up it’s awesomeness. I love Nintendo, but even I can admit that right now, it’s failing.

            Here’s some advice Nintendrone/fanboy/simple-minded friend, back up your claims that way, you look less like a simpleton. Plus, those who call names such as yourself, set yourself up for the obvious. The obvious meaning you got upset and butthurt over what people like me think. That in itself gives me satisfaction knowing that I got to someone who can’t take criticism.

            Good day friend. You lost, and you’re done. Don’t waste your time. :)

          • Orto

            May the troll bane strike you down. Your lies will soon come to an end!

    • RockieOllie

      Can’t wait for the Wii U ambassador program.

      • Clel

        There better be one. Or else I’ll be mad.

        Real mad.

        • Aamir Islam

          I would have to resort to murder

          • Mark

            Gasp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay.

        • Nintendo4life

          Yes! Get mad!….:)

        • everyone

          That’s the face of someone who means business.

        • Guest

          Sshhhhhh

        • Guest

          Sssshhhhhh

        • Sqarticus
        • http://www.w-o-n.org/ GoldDreams

          Nintendo currently has no plans of an ambassador program. They don’t feel 1st year supporters are entitled to it, since they only lowered the price $50. I think it’s time for all of us who feel otherwise to start sending Nintendo emails to let them know how we feel. Otherwise we aren’t likely to get anything.

        • Zakariyya Al-Quran

          There is not going to be one check the article about the program

      • Jared Garcia

        there is one. people who bought a deluxe at launch got 10% credit back for every $50 in digital downloads. most of my DLC was bought with it

        • Baum 「ツリー」

          I doubt (or maybe hope it wasn’t?) this was their “ambassador program”…
          Could someone tell me when the one for 3DS started?

          • everyone

            I think it was 4 months after they released it initially.

        • DragonSilths

          I havent bought much yet digitally…New Super Luigi U, Super Mario World, Super Mario Bros 2, Super Metroid, Art Academy Sketchpad…Yet I dont think I got any money back with the Digital promotion.

          • Jared Garcia

            Did you sign up on the web site from the promo sticker from the box of the console? After downloading games like Monster Hunter, Resident Evil, and the various Virtual Console games, I’ve downloaded the DLC for Assassin’s Creed for free. They give you a promo code. I rarely buy physical copies anymore.

          • ScrewAttack

            A mate suggested they give the early adopters a free digital download of Wind Waker HD. What say you people of Wii U Daily?

          • Jared Garcia

            I’d say that’d be nice, but a worthier title would be in order. I actually want the physical copy for the sweet golden box. Maybe more of a discounted Mario Kart 8.

          • DragonSilths

            I tried once, but it didn’t work…only seemed to work with the USA not Canada…

        • Orange Lada

          I have one from launch. WHAT content are you talking about that was worth downloading that got you that $50 difference back? That is $500 in content, at 10%?!

          That is/was the problem – content. Content that was committed for the launch window wasn’t there.

          They need to put in an Ambassador Program. That is fair.

        • Jon

          I got my Wii U within the first week of launch, I have only redeemed $5 worth of credit because most of the stuff I downloaded was the VC stuff which doesn’t give you many points.

          • ScrewAttack

            Same Jon. It usually ends up disc title are cheaper to buy physically than from the eshop, so not had a good reason to pick up a digital disc title yet.

            Jared- I hear you there, some will want the box for their collections. That sort’ve thing doesn’t concern me too much anymore (especially already having the original gold box)- dunno how likely a discount would be on MK8 given how far off it is right now, and the likelihood of the possible ambassador program being this side of Christmas… maybe they can offer WWHD or some sort of £20/$20/20 euro eshop credit for early adopters to spend as they choose? That could be a good move.

      • Justin Carlson

        I think the 30 cent virtual console games and the 10% digital download credit is the ‘Ambassador Program’.

        Although it would be really sweet if there was something else too!

        • blindtiger

          i dont wanna be an ungrateful dick but i didnt want half those games… the ones i did want i already had on wii so it only saved me a total of maybe $2. i only bought the others so my wii u could have a purpose in life. i really hope theres more coming…

          and the 10% doesnt count because the deluxe sold out at first.

        • Jon

          not everyone is able to get the 30 cents because it was only for the month and it was not an ambassador program, it was to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the famicon

      • blindtiger

        for my ambassador program i would like wwhd, hyrule historia, a 24 gb hd, some black and gold paint, and those cradles i already bought…

        • Sean

          and a handjob

        • Andreas Sunde

          A 24 GB HDD? That’s nothing.

          • blindtiger

            i was joking… thats the difference between my $300 wii u basic and the new $300 wii u zelda bundle

      • sd

        Have they done an ambassador program before?

        • Tecpedz94

          YA for the 3ds

          • sd

            Hey if they want to do another one I always accept free gifts/ games/money etc. It is certainly not something I expect, but it would show great customer service.

          • Tecpedz94

            They wont though.. They dont just always give off free stuff its not like any company i heard of.

          • sd

            I think you are right.

      • Noah Hood

        Yeah, Nintendo… About that ambassador program for the early adopters of the Wii U. I want some Gamecube virtual console games, Some DS virtual console games, Gameboy, N64, NES, SNES, oh and while we’re talking about it throw in whatever else yah’ can. I’M READY TO RACK UP ON DEM’ AMAZING OLDIE GOLDIES!!! <3

      • Zakariyya Al-Quran

        There is not going to be one check the article about it

    • RoboticLink

      Wait, is it actually limited edition?
      I hope not, I don’t want to miss out…

    • Laud

      MUAHAHAHA, what did I say would happen? I totally called this out not too long ago.

      I better get in on that ambassador program. Cannot wait. :3

    • Baum 「ツリー」


      I’ll leave that here. Just watch and adore it :3

    • barwiifan

      I now wish I got the basic model. Here’s why:
      The NES that was first sold is worth somewhere in the thousands. 30 years from now, I bet the basic model that we could’ve bought will be worth a ton of dough.

      • Mitch Hall

        That’s assuming you still have it shrink-wrapped, though…

    • Διονύς84

      hm… hm… best next gen console without core titles such as FIFA, GTA, NBA2K, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat and the list is becoming endless…

    • disqus_sgtob6da3X

      Hey ashley here something new for you.

      he Wii Remote Plus-bundled minigame compilation Wii Party U will launch on October 25, while Nintendo’s multiplayer platformer Super Mario 3D World will premiere on November 22. The Donkey Kong Country Returns sequel Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will debut December 6.

      Two additional games, Wii Fit U and Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, are scheduled to launch “this holiday season.” Nintendo notes that further details regarding both games will be released at a later date.

  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

    This is very good news.. No bundle including the game for $350 though??

    • sdmac200600

      This bundle do include the game. The wii u has a price cut so now the deluxe is only 299. I doubt that they are putting Nintendo land in that box also.

      • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

        OH I see that now. It is a downloaded version
        http://www.zelda.com/windwaker/

        • sdmac200600

          Yep. That’s also a reason why I’m not so hurt over this bundle cause it’s a digital download. I like physical copies if it has them available.

          • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

            I think that is going to become more common with these console/game bundles across the board.

          • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

            I think the digital download at this time are a really bad choice from Nintendo, as you can’t transfer data between WiiU’s as the account it is downloaded on is linked to that specific WiiU. I mean what if your WiiU breaks, you lose the game aswell, I think Nintendo can re-add the game to the replacement WiiU I think but not sure on that, has been done on my Wii replacement aswell, my first gen Wii couldn’t read dual layered discs and had been replaced by N itself for a new one including all my VC donwloads.

            But I personally have a bad feeling about this (true that N consoles hardly ever break, I give you that, all my N consoles incl. 2 nes’s and a snes are still working flawlessly even after 25+ years)

            Nintendo should remove the system based account/download, then a digital download is justified imo. Or has that been done already…

          • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

            Not exactly true… It is possible to get your Nintendo ID on a new console if it breaks beyond repair. It has been done and I know at least one person that originally purchased the White 8GB Wii U and then a few months later purchased a 32GB Black Wii U and called Nintendo to get their NIntendo ID transferred to the new console and was able to re-download all their purchases. Of course the digital content on the old console would not work and they could not even sign in with their NintendoID because it had been reassigned.

            Granted this is a pain in the butt process but I hope Nintendo realizes this and has plan to make it easier with their future unifying of the NIntendo IDs between 3DS and Wii U.

          • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

            Ah thanks for the info I didn’t know that glad it can be fixed albeit a bit of a pain.

          • https://www.youtube.com/ButtonBros TheRedButterfly

            My solution to that problem? Just “sell” it to a friend who’s okay with having a digital download, and letting them play it early, then purchasing the retail version when it comes out a couple weeks later. :)

  • Ace J

    son of a fucking bitch!!!! i should have waited and got the wind waker bundle. god i want that special edition of that gamepad

    • KosmoCrisis

      I would say sell your Wii U for the Wind Waker bundle, but a price drop usually entails lower resell value. Tough choice. You could always put some Zelda stickers on your Gamepad and call it custom.

      • Ducked

        Lol agreed.

    • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

      I like this design too but I am going to hold out in hope that they release a Gold Edition Wii U bundle when the The New Zelda game is released in the future. Then I will happily get a new system and go through the pain of transferring all my stuff over.

      • Ace J

        How would you transfer all of you stuff over?? including your NNID?

        • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

          Currently I would have to call Nintendo and they would have to activate my Nintendo ID on the new console and let me re-download all of my digital content. I know someone that has done this when they replaced their 8GB Wii U with a 32GB deluxe and then reset the 8GB model and sold it or put it on another TV or something.

          I am hoping that by the time I think about doing this they will have the unified Nintendo IDs worked out and a better method of transferring your content. I think they can already do this with the 3DS where you can transfer your content from one to another.

  • sdmac200600

    So now Nintendo really has the advantage this holiday. X1 is launching at 500 (get rid of kinect and you can launch at the same price as Sony or even lower…) PS4 is launching at 400 and now the Wii U is 300 bucks.

    • gigantor21

      But MS said that “Xbox One IS Kinect”, and had to be dragged into allowing people to even disconnect the thing. It’s going to take a lot to budge them on that. *sigh*

      • KosmoCrisis

        and both the XB1 and PS4 have 500GB HDDs with crazy high specs. Leave it up to Nintendo to find a way to make a piece of hardware with lower specs survive alongside more powerful consoles.

        • jay

          You’re dumb. Had to say it.

          Those 500GB HDD’s are faulty. Nintendo uses FLASH.

          *NEWS FLASH*
          Flash drives are 10x more reliable and faster.

          “crazy high specs”

          NO. Any monkey can read through the BS and tell you that’s not true.

          Maybe ReviewTechUSA can school you kids:

          • sdmac200600

            RTU FTW!!! I freaking love his vids

          • jay

            Yeah he kicks peoples asses.

          • oontz

            *NEWS FLASH*

            You don’t know what you’re talking about

      • sdmac200600

        It’s a shame. Instead of trying to be competitive with their price, they wanna ps3…and it’s a un-needed ps3 type launch. At least the ps3 HAD to launch at that price :P

  • cement

    my question is: do us early adopters get any thing? like an ambassador program or somethin?

    • sdmac200600

      It’s only a 50 dollar price drop. It isn’t a big of a drop as the 3ds that got that drop within like 3 months I believe

    • SomeFluffer64

      I’d guess that its very unlikely, as many retailers have dropped the Wii U’s price already (I got mine at Target for $240), though I’m praying that they’ll do it…

    • jay

      No offense but I dislike comments like these. They happen EVERY price drop.

      ” do us early adopters get any thing?”

      YES YOU DO. You get the chance to enjoy a Wii U before anyone else.

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        lawls

      • Jon

        yeah but usually when early adopters buy a system, they don’t have to wait 6 months before a new game comes out or they don’t have to wait for the AAA titles to come out which are all coming out this fall or after Christmas. We also usually don’t have to sit here and wonder if they are going to discontinue the Wii U or not from Nintendo them selves even saying the Wii U is having a really bad struggle. We had Pikmin 3 which was the only AAA title (unless you count NSMBU). It was a long hard wait for a lot of people.

        • jay

          Discontinue Wii U?

          C’mon bro you couldn’t have read into media that much right?
          You still got tons of cool stuff for adopting early. Count your blessings.

          • Jon

            well, I guess it would be hard and I truly didn’t think they would

          • jay

            well you also got VC games for 30 cents.

          • Jon

            7 titles for 30 cents that were not really that great, really I can think of 3 that were really worth it, Kirby, Super Metroid, and F-zero. That is hardly what the 3DS had and not everyone got it. You had to buy it within that time frame

    • cement

      sorry pplz… i wasnt trying to offend. it was an honest question maybe someone knew all the inside inf.

    • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

      The only people that have a right to get something back are the ones that bought this within the 30 days most stores guarantee a price match. I do not understand why so many people think that if they bought a product months ago and it goes on sale or has a reduction in price that they are entitled to something free as a result.

      Edit: If the price drop happened in the “Launch Window” which is usually 4-6 months for a new console then I would have to say I could see an argument for an “Ambassador Program” like the 3DS had which had a price drop within 3 months of launch I believe.

      • jay

        EXACTLY.

      • cement

        I bought the wii u launch day? dafuq u talkin bout son?!?!

        • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

          I too pre-ordered and got the Wii U on launch day but that was over 8 months ago. How would one expect any sort of credit on any technology purchased that long ago because the price dropped and available options with that technology changed. This happens across the board and especially with technology. Prices drop and new models are offered. This is life… Time to move on. So unless you purchased a device that had a price match guarantee (which is 14 to 30 days in most cases if offered at all) then I see no reason to expect any refund or extras. A person can get mad but that is about all.

          • cement

            idk… ninty is nice! they will at least give us a pat in the back! they aint no sony or microsoft

  • narutoblivion

    Nintendo just needs to market this thing and it just beat Sony and Microsoft. Good job, Nintendo.

  • jdiaz1994

    Now I’m pissed. Got the basic model for that price.

    • Mariokartfann

      Same here.
      We better get 10 GCN and 10 N64 games this time, I didn’t like the games they gave us last time other than Mario, both Zeldas, and Warioware. I had the kirby and most others…

      • Brandon Betlej

        That would be awesome!! Buuuuuut we all know that’s not happening lol

  • Mario

    Finally! Hopefully more people will buy the WiiU at this price.

    • Truthteller

      $199.99 is that magic price point for the Wii U.

      • jay

        It’s the magic price point for EVERY console.

  • Sharingan

    It’s going to be a steam roller this Holiday Season. Price cut, Zelda game, upcoming Mario and DK. Popular third party games coming to with the most innovative gameplay. Wii U will become a Juggernaut!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Truthteller

      Oh boy. That price cut won’t be enough to make people not buy the PS4, which clearly is the best choice for anyone. A Zelda remake does nothing. It will only appeal to those who thinks that it is new, like the many who thought that the Wii was new. Nintendo does not make the best games and they do not have the most innovative gameplay. In the 80′s they did, but after that, they fell by the wayside.

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        heh. this guy

      • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

        It’s really sad that you still do not get that while your entitled to your opinion no one really cares what you have to say. I guess it would be different if your opinion was actually intelligent and had any ounce of truth in it.

        • Truthteller

          You cared enough to comment.

          • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

            Only out of pity.

      • jay

        A lot of people ARE NOT buying the ps4 anyways.

        “Nintendo does not make the best games and they do not have the most innovative gameplay.”

        Ummm is that why EVERYONE is still using their controllers?

        • jdiaz1994

          Seriously. At my house we still use Wii remotes because they’re great and fun. People always want to ignore the innovations that Nintendo has brought but can’t because said innovations are later copied by the other two companies.

          • jay

            Right.

            But I mean competing consoles are still using Nintendo’s controllers. Analog stick, 4 button arrangement, shoulder buttons, rumble, D-Pad, etc.

      • Ace J

        your not a fan of the ps4, your a fanboy of the wii u. not once have i seen your bitch-ass over in ps4daily.com. hell i never even seen you trolling in xboxonedaily.com about how great the ps4 is. your ALWAYS HERE. so please drop the act. stop pretending to not like nintendo when you really do

        • Truthteller

          Never heard of those sites.

          • jay

            He doesn’t know ps4/XBOne sites exist.

            That’s how much he loves Nintendo <3

          • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

            Never heard of the websites? lol you’ve been here for so long and even here they posted articles about PS4Daily and XboxOne daily websites becoming available, how is it possible you haven’t heard of them? (in fact not to long ago you yourself mentioned you would stop coming here and join PS4Daily from that day on, which was just before e3 so really?)

            Damn you are sometimes so full of shit, I liked the old you better, Knowledgeiswhatsup, atleast back then you sometimes had valid points, albeit not very often, but yeah you had them back then, and now you only have tons of bullshit.

          • Ace J

            then you never heard of the ps4? lol yeah right

      • Deadpool U

        I’m going to say it now flag and ignore.

  • BIG Franky

    i wouldn’t bank on an Ambassador program… and it totally sucks becuase i literally JUST bought my Wii-U less than 2 weeks ago. :(
    #epicFAIL

    • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

      If the price drops in 30 days I suppose you can do a price match if the store you got it from honors that.

      • BIG Franky

        it’ll be more than 30 days by then, plus only the big box stores usually have a pricematch/change policy like that…. i always shop at my local independently owned Game Craze hobby shop… they don’t do that kind of thing…. just one possible downside of supporting the “little guy” oh well…. its a risk we take. its fine. it isnt the first time in life i’ve gotten burned and it wont be the last, LOL… if this is my biggest problem in life then I’m doing pretty damn good! haha… i am just very happy over this news. it is good for Nintendo and the gaming community at large.

    • Truthteller

      You can get that money back. Just bring it back because it will be discontinued anyway.

    • jay

      Supposedly you can return it.

      • BIG Franky

        its already been opened up, hooked-up, and played with….. so I dont think so. oh well…. victim of bad timing I guess… thats what i get for waiting until E3 to decide on which next gen console to buy.

  • insomniac
    • sdmac200600

      *2DS and it looks terrible :P

      • Truthteller

        Yeah, Nintendo loves staying in the 80′s.

        • jay

          There’s nothing 80′s about it.

          Proof that you’re just a little boy.

          • Truthteller

            That design is 80′s.

          • jay

            Hurr Hurr 80′s counsel

        • sdmac200600

          This isn’t them staying in the 80s…People eyes were hurting due to the 3D on the 3DS so I’m not surprised they made this. I’m surprised however how it doesn’t even close rendering it useless if you want to take it on the go and all you have is pockets

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Wait, with the 3DS you can turn the 3D off with the slider thing. So, how did people hurt their eyes!?

          • sdmac200600

            When they first used the 3D, it hurt their eyes. Now that the 2DS is out people who don’t wanna risk that can buy the cheaper 2DS instead of dropping 169-199 bucks and not use the main gimmick of the system. That’s like people buying the Wii U and never using the gamepad.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Umm, there’s a feature in the options that completly turns the 3D off. I barely use the 3D on mine, cause 3D will make me sick after a while. I bought the 3DS because I liked the games for it. I didn’t really buy it for the 3D.

            I just find it a waste of money to go and buy a 2DS, when you can just save your money and just turn the 3D off. It just makes no logical sense to go and buy a separate device that does something that the devise you already have can do.

          • sdmac200600

            I know there’s a feature that turns it off completely and this is why I think this revision is stupid on Nintendo’s part however if you aren’t gonna use the 3D on the 3DS, why would you save money to get the 3DS when you can just get the 2DS and save yourself 40-70 dollars. I don’t like how it doesn’t fold either. You can’t really take it anywhere if you don’t have a bag. Think about this though, if you haven’t already had a 3DS and you were planning on buying one but not for the 3D and Nintendo comes out with this that does everything the 3DS do but without 3D and was 40-70 bucks cheaper, you wouldn’t consider it?

            I feel like this is more for the people who hasn’t picked up a 3DS at all and heard from people that the 3D hurts their eyes after a certain period of time.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Oh, the way you put it makes MUCH more sense. Yeah, I agree that if you DO NOT have a 3DS but you like the games for it but can’t stand 3D, then yeah, I agree that it’s kind of a better buy…I don’t like the design of it though. I’d like to know is why’d they change it? The regular DS (DS light, DSi, and XL) had the same design as the 3DS. I guess they made it that way to further prove the point that it only plays in 2D, but…

    • Myles Rodriguez

      The 2DS is friggin stupid.

      • Truthteller

        They are trying to get like Apple, come out with 8 different products based on two products.

        • sdmac200600

          They been doing this since the gameboy series…

        • jay

          Apple doesn’t do that dumb ass.

          There’s NO variations of iPhone, TWO variation of iPad, 3 of iPod.

          Based on TWO products? WTF? They’re all 3DS.

          Nintendo been doing this since GameBoy.

          edit: sdmac200600 beat me to it

          • Truthteller

            All iPhone numbers are variations of the iPhone. That device that looks like the iPhone but without the phone part is an iPhone! The iPhone is also an iPod and all of the iPod variations. They all work the same and that is their business.

          • jay

            You’re beyond stupid…

    • InsaneZucchini

      I not so secretly want one because they’re so strange.

      I can understand making a 2DS since not everyone uses the 3D on their 3DS. And this version is so much cheaper. But why’d they make it so weird.

  • Myles Rodriguez

    What the heck? I got this for the full 350! Come on! I demand an ambassador type-thing like the 3DS had!

    • Ducked

      Don’t worry, Nintendo actually thinks about there fans. I’m sure there give the Wii U a ambassador program. Although for me, I’ll be selling my old Wii U for the LoZ bundle…

    • jay

      1. You got to play the console before everyone else.

      2. You got VC games for 30 cents

      • InsaneZucchini

        On point #2. Not everyone got the VC games for 30 cents. Some people got the system after that deal. Some people in this comment section are even mentioning that they just bought the deluxe system last week. So that’s not a coverall blanket statement that works for everyone.

      • Jon

        not everyone got the 30 cents and I will be pretty pissed if Nintendo tells us that the 30th anniversary celebration of the famicon was the ambassador program. That would be just ridicules to paint that on something and devaluing a celebration.

  • JBeauregard

    Damn, this is great news. I mean, bad news for my wallet, but great news for Nintendo. $299 for the Deluxe with WWHD and Hyrule Book?!?! TAKE MY MONEEEY!!!

  • BIG Franky

    Did you guys also notice in the announcement that Wind Waker HD and Donkey Kong Country Freeze both have a retail price of $49.99?
    and Wii Party U (which comes with a wii-remote plus) is also retail $49.99… pretty cool.

    • jay

      Too much awesome for ONE day!!!

      **HEAD EXPLODES**

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      wait it’s only 50? DK. Let’s get it on

    • Elem187

      Link? I’m not disagreeing, I just want to see this.

    • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

      Not sure where you got that price from but the Retail price I have seen for Windwaker HD is 59,99 not 49,99, dunno about DKTF and dont’care about Wii Party U, if Wii Party U does come with a motion+ controller it sure as hell won’t be sold for 49,99, the controller alone retails for that price (atleast in Europe that is) so that would mean the game is free if you buy the controller. Until I have been proven otherwise I’ll take it with a grain of salt, no offense intended.

  • therealruben1

    I should have waited!

  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

    Ah, calling someone a paid employee.. then you wonder why you are considered a troll

  • Truthteller

    When the system still does not move, then you will have to finally admit that it is over. Even it by and luck, it move 500K over the holidays, it is still bad and will be done.

    • Jake

      No. First there are 2 systems coming out. Most gamers will get PS4 and the ppl who like CoD, AC, Dead Rising, Halo, EA, and online gamers will get XB1. Wii U is get 3 amazing games, Mario, DK, and Sonic, and a casual. After that, it has Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, that will sell amazing and other games. If Wii U fails 2014 holidays and 2013 and all of 2014 it is over

      • Truthteller

        When it flops this holiday, it will be discontinued next year (early). You call Nintendo’s games amazing and you have not even played them, you all of the heavy hitters you just call games. Agent.

        • TheRealTruthTeller

          that wont happen, not now, not even in a 1000 years, nintendo being as hardcore as it is, is going to sell no matter what, Casual? Hardcore? doesnt matter, Best first party games mother fucker, just slap mario on to something and it will sell like pancakes

          • Truthteller

            You are living in past decades. Nintendo does not have the best first party games anymore. If that were the case, how come the Wii U has sold poorly with Nintendo games on it? Mario no longer shocks the world you know, it is a GTA world that we live in!

          • TheRealTruthTeller

            Nintendo will always going to be one of the best selling franchise forever, im not really seeing it failing like Sega

            Oh my god, Another GTA Fanboy? GTA now is as Casual as Angry Birds, its shit now, WANT REAL FUN?! BUY MAX PAYNE 3 OR EVEN BETTER SAINTS ROW IV, those ganes are the shit

          • jay

            Mario on the Wii outsold your GTA.

            So please Slap yourself!

          • Truthteller

            Wii was unable to handle GTA, so we could not see what they could have sold. Mario only sold well on the Wii because only Nintendo’s games were any good on that system.

        • NkoSekirei

          i hope u flop in ur grave troll

          • Truthteller

            You are the troll. That is a heartless thing to write over video games punk.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            That was probably the most non-sensical thing you’ve said thus far. Troll or not, wishing death on another human being is pathetic.

  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

    No.. Only Trolls call people paid employees if they express praise and excitement for a company that the troll (you) hate.

  • Guest

    employee ?

    • jay

      He thinks all you guys are being paid by Nintendo to say “Wii U is cool man”.

      • Jon

        whats funny is he thinks we are Nintendo employes saying that the Wii U is cool on a Wii U fan site which is for Wii U fans…. He always boggles my mind.

        • John Smith

          He’s crazy.

        • jay

          Damn imagine if We were getting paid to like the Wii U?!!!

          • Jon

            that’s be sweet, I’d be able to afford new games right now :P

  • gigantor21

    Glad Iwata had the foresight to change his mind about the price cut. I just shook my head when he said two weeks ago it wasn’t needed.

    • jay

      of course!

      $350 is too much for a console I don’t care how many gigawitz it has.

    • JB

      I think maybe it was smoke and mirrors the whole time. They didn’t want to tip their hand to MS/Sony too soon and at the same time, they wanted to bundle it with a game with a well recognized character that would for sure move units and give the system more value.

  • Guest

    Ganondorf figure. ttp://www.nintendo.co.uk/News/2013/August/Nintendo-announces-a-new-member-to-the-Nintendo-3DS-family-whilst-exclusive-Zelda-bundles-arrive-for-Wii-U-796668.html

  • John Smith
  • jay

    Did this guy just say “truthful opinions”?

    • tronic307

      That only means he believes his own BS.

  • Jake

    i say wii u owners get $100 eshop credit. One, the 3DS ambassador program was worth $100 dollars. Two, its nice and three is the long months of no games. It was 4 months with no games (some ppl who don’t like monter hunter and lego city waited 7). Plus Pikmin took me 8 hrs, I got Blacklist on 360. I dont know if ill get W101 so I could use that, If i don’t, I must wait 2 months for a NEW game (Zelda is a remake and I dont care for rayman) and it would be nice to save 100 dollars cause I am buying PS4 and Xbox One

    • jay

      Nintendo doesn’t have to give anyone anything.

      Isn’t it enough that their dropping the price and bundling games for MORE people to ENJOY?

      stop being selfish.

      • JB

        I’m fine with not receiving anything, but it would be a nice gesture for Nintendo to give all of us early adopters something. From a consumer standpoint, I could see some being angry that they bought a system at launch at 350 and it hasn’t been a year and they drop the price AND get Zelda. Then there are those who bought the basic model at 300 that might feel even more slighted.

  • jay

    Nintendo doesn’t hire 3rd party representatives. How stupid are you?

  • Jon

    I hope this means something similar to an ambassador program for the early adopters for Wii U…… We had to wait so long for a lot of games to come out….

  • Guest

    You sony employee are taking it to far.

    • Guest

      He was an MS employee until they revealed the XBOne. Then he switched to sony.

      That’s his old name:

      • jay

        hey i didnt give u permission to post my sh*t!! ;)

        • ScrewAttack

          lol that was a pretty good reply you put in there though. I like it.

  • Jon

    HE’S BACK!!! but how is this taking is too far, you have been saying that it needs a price cut and now it comes, you trash talk it.

  • Guest

    You sony employee are taking it too far.

  • Ducked

    I’m am so buying this! Nintendo you guys are the smartest company right now! This is what the Wii U should have done in the first place, I’m sure the Wii U will take off in sales now alongside all of the new software.

    All of those trolls can go back under there bridge now, because now it’s time for a fresh start for Nintendo’s Wii U!

    • Truthteller

      They are the smartest company for cutting the price of a flopped system by $50? Sony is the smartest by bringing out the most powerful system at the cheapest price.

      • TheRealTruthTeller

        Oh Jesus, how many accounts you have?, you are not changing anyones Mind, we dont really care about the PS4/Xbone stuff, seriously, everytime you get your mouth shut by almost EVERYONE here, even by a 12 yrs old

        Please, Kill Yourself

        • Nintendo Hater

          Thank you for proving how immature Nintendo fanboys are , by suggesting a person should kill them-self.. Despite knowing what kind of impact his lost will have on his love ones. By your comments I am guessing your under 12 years old..

          • TheRealTruthTeller

            Nice one, really, i should bow to your greatness, i did not knew “Truth”teller had 2 Account and could use em both to show how retarded some trolls are. you should kill yourself, but it doesnt matter, i dont have to feed this “Nintendo Hater”

          • jay

            Trolling on a Wii U site.

            I’m guessing you’re 10 years old?

        • jdiaz1994

          I assume Nintendo Hater = Truthteller. Probably needs to make more accounts to support himself.

        • jay

          He is 12.

        • oontz

          I have flagged your account, there is simply no need to suggest to someone that they should kill themselves.

          • TheRealTruthTeller

            i have no problem with that

      • Ducked

        You realize that Nintendo’s Wii U is $100 cheaper then the PS4 right? And I was saying this alongside the 2DS announcement.

        • Nintendo Hater

          You realize that won’t make a difference right? I doubt ppls thought let me buy PS4 instead bc, it’s only $50 dollars cheaper then Wii U.. ppls know Sony’s console is a real next-gen console. at affordable price…

          • Ducked

            This is just hilarious! It’s funny how the trolls start to invade on Wii U Daily when good news comes. It shows your scared that the Wii U is a threat.

          • Elem187

            Certainly does… they were missing in action all the way until the price cut is announced at the sametime the games faucet is gets turned on..
            THey are afraid the Wii U will start doing its 3DS recovering and the PS4 will do its best Vita impression.

        • Truthteller

          I do, but you do realize that the Wii U is uninteresting to consumers right? The PS4 is leaps and bound beyond the Wii U for only $100 more plus a Blu-Ray player – the choice is too easy. Nintendo has no games coming while the PS4 will have it all.

          • TheRealTruthTeller

            What games? Just like the PS3 AKA NOGAEMSBOX?, cuz im serious only 1 or 2 were worth and the rest were on the Xbox/PC lol

          • jay

            Yeah a console with the same controller, same gameplay and a higher price point is SOOOO interesting.

            And don’t you dare mention Blu-Ray, yet call the Wii U Pad a “gimmick”.

          • Truthteller

            You forgot about 4x the RAM (faster too), better GPU (faster too), more CPU cores (faster too) and better everything else. Blu-Ray is for storage, not for the movies. The X1 uses Blu-Ray too, so where do that put Nintendo?

          • TheRealTruthTeller

            So what? a PC can do that too, even better, and all those games? Coming for the PC, want nintendo Exclusives? Buy the Wii U, Easily The best combo of the Next Gen is WiiU/PC, seriously, GTA 5 is coming to the PC, and most of the next gen games too, so… yeah

          • Truthteller

            There is no such thing as a combo man. Sony and MS don’t talk combos because they have it together.

          • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

            WiiU discs store the same annount of data as Blue-ray discs, please do some research.

          • oontz

            How exactly is blu-ray a gimmick??

          • Ducked

            But who cares about it having Blue-Ray player? I already have Blue-Ray. Wii U has Super Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, LoZ WW HD, Pikmin 3, ZombiU, The Wonderful 101, Rayman Legends, and MH Hunter 3 Ultimate are a lot more games.

          • Truthteller

            I don’t care about a Blu-Ray player either, but some tried calling it a gimmick because the Wii U does not have one, but to some people out there, it may be a plus. Stop naming those games. They are either old, never coming out or they flopped already. The much hyped Wonderful 101 was DOA.

          • Ducked

            I guess they don’t have any good trolls on Wii U daily anymore.

          • $63955329

            like Guest 10000000000000? 0_0

          • Ducked

            He was to good xD

          • $63955329

            and what would you do if I told you he got from PS4 daily after the same here?

          • Ducked

            Quack

          • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

            noone cares about Blue Ray players lol, if sony removed that the PS4 would be 350. I actually saw a Blueray player the other day in a store, 2012 model though for as much as 24,95 lol.
            Hardware wise (without the Blueray player) PS4 is by far the most powerful, on that atleast you are right.

            But power doesn’t prove shit if it doesn’t have games (yes games will come, no, they will not be available at launch, atleast not the 100+ as promised)

      • jay

        Cheapest price? Wii U.

        Powerful system? They’re all about the same now.

        Flopped system?

        • Fred

          Wii U is cheaper, but PS4 is more powerful no question. However the games win and I own a Wii U

          • jay

            Oh yeah definitely, but sony fuc**d up by putting so much power in the ps3, now the ps4 doesn’t look like much of a difference.

            Nintendo got the last laugh cause the Wii U looks leaps and bounds better than the Wii.

          • Fred

            Well, in theory what you’re saying makes sense, but we don’t know who will have the last laugh until we see how the Wii U does this Christmas. They were losing money on every system at $350 and now it’s only $300 so if they don’t start selling systems and games they won’t get any laughs outside of the 3DS/2DS kicking the Vita’s butt.
            Hopefully the price cut combined with all the games coming out in the next few months and the update that’s coming (I assume the same day as the price cut) will throw Wii U sales through the roof

      • NkoSekirei

        ur more of a retarded troll

  • Jon

    lol, you are on a WII U FAN SITE. PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SHOOT DOWN OTHER SYSTEM OR TALK ABOUT THIS ONE BEING BETTER THAN THE OTHER. People come here for the Wii U news because the Wii U/ Nintendo are their favorite, Just like Sony Fan sites praise Sony and trash the others. Seriously, go to a website where people care about what you have to say. You are only wasting your time here.

    • Clel

      I AM SICK OF ALL OF YOU LETTING HIM HAVE YOU SPAM THE COMMENT SECTION WITH USELESS NEGATIVE JUNK ABOUT TROLLS AND ARGUING WITH SOMEONE WHO’S JUST HERE TO ANNOY PEOPLE.

      Why can’t you all just control yourselves and learn how to freaking ignore someone? If someone’s getting annoying, if you ignore them they’ll get bored and leave.

      Yeah, he’s wasting his time! But this is FUN to him. This is ENTERTAINMENT.

      • Ducked

        Clel,

        I’ve never heard you talk in such a tone. xD

        • Clel

          Sorry, I just snapped XD I’m really sick of all these people responding to trolls and feeding them in various ways.

          By the way, may I add you on Miiverse? My tag is Gandalfo

          • Ducked

            I would add you, but my wireless is currently down. I’ll add you as soon as it’s back up.

          • bizzy gie

            Get on man.

            Do you have BO 2 or Injustice: Gods Aming Us?

          • Clel

            Well actually I’m just adding people for when Smash Bros and MK8 come out. I AM online but I’m usually on the Wii menu or playing Super Mario World XD

            I currently cannot buy any games because I’m in the wrong country, and I have no Wii U online multiplayer games (I have Wii ones though, which I’m only discovering now). I may get COD: Ghosts though.

      • Starfoxguy

        Im sure this was you after you typed that comment.

        • Clel

          What comment?

          • Starfoxguy

            I had a pic of a stickman flipping a table in anger but i guess Wii U Daily erased the picture.

  • jrob23

    If this is a physical copy of WWHD in the box then I am on it. If it’s digital, I will bitch and moan, but still…I’m on it. Great move Nintendo. Now the difference between the Wii U and PS4 will be around $150 (assuming PS4 launches with no game). THAT, along with a pretty impressive lineup of games on the Wii U (by the time the others launch) could be a game changer.

    • https://www.youtube.com/ButtonBros TheRedButterfly

      I share the ‘physical box’ mentality… But I’ve got a few friends who don’t, so I’ll probably just trade them the download code for their WWHD preorder. They’ll get it early AND I’ll get the console/game. :D Win win!

  • Ty J Sides

    I own the basic white Wii U and now they don’t make it anymore, Collectors Edition!

    • Aamir Islam

      lawl

  • Aamir Islam

    Where’s my abassador program?

    • Fred

      I already got mine in the form of a bunch of basically free (30 cent) games!

  • david jarman

    You keep calling people employees?

    I guess the “one” truth that keeps escaping your mind is that this is a nintendo wii u fansite filled with nintendo wii u fans that maybe really like the console and the company!

    And that we don’t give a crap about pure processing power and that we might actually like the possible game play that can be done with the gamepad and wii remotes.
    And that we actually like nintendo games.

    Have I met you before? Xbox employee at best buy perhaps?

  • Super Buu

    VERY smart decision

  • Truthteller

    This small price cut will not have an effect on sales. Like $50 was keeping people from buying a Wii U. Whack games, baby games, OLD games and no games, along with a useless controller kept people from buying. Not to mention Nintendo’s bad rep.

    • jay

      “Whack games, baby games, OLD games and no games”

      12-year-old CONFIRMED!

      • Elem187

        Plays nothing but call of duty, CONFIRMED

    • https://www.youtube.com/ButtonBros TheRedButterfly

      “Nintendo’s bad rep.”… – _ – Someone’s talking out their ass again.

    • jdiaz1994

      What bad rep? The best selling console of the 7th generation? Some of the most popular franchises(Mario, Zelda, DK, etc)? Saving the video game industry in the United States?

      • Truthteller

        It’s bad rep is the reason the Wii U is not moving and 3rd parties have jumped ship. You guys always go to the past, never the present. The Wii was a one hit wonder and a novelty item.

        • TheRealTruthTeller

          looks like your “Novelty Item” response is the only way you get those shitty Comebacks, plz, gtfo, we are all laughting at your Stupidity BullShitteller

        • NkoSekirei

          ignore this fool

    • 00EpicGamer00

      I’d like you to read this story, after reading this, try saying the Wii U gamepad is “useless”: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/08/say_what_you_will_about_nabbit_but_hes_helped_a_blind_girl_enjoy_games

      And please actually READ the full story, don’t just read the title and be all like “hey! Dis has nothing’ to do with da controller!’ It does have something to do with the controller…you just have to read it to find it.

  • Deadpool U

    Seriously you’re back? Did you trolls have a meeting and decide to leave for a few weeks and come back when Nintendo starts announcing good things for Wii U?

  • Kev

    Just to be clear the bundle doesn’t come with a physical copy of the game, you will get a download code instead.

    • Jon

      it’s still the game with the historia book and gamepad and at $300….

      • jay

        No Way. s that the Historia book?!!!!

        Thought it was the Wind Waker game guide?

        • https://www.youtube.com/ButtonBros TheRedButterfly

          :) Nope. It’s the Historia… Granted it’s digital, and the Hardback full color book is what made the Historia awesome (IMO), but yeah. Not the game guide.

          • jay

            Wow digital?

            Not sure how I feel but thats a thumbs up for Nintendo and newbies to Zelda.

        • Jon

          “The company is also launching a limited edition bundle featuring The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD for $300. The bundle includes a deluxe console, digital copies of the game and Hyrule Historia, a book chronicling the history of The Legend of Zelda series, as well as a Zelda-themed Gamepad.”

          Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/gaming/2013/08/28/nintendo-wii-u-price-cut/2715755/

          (ok, it’s a digital copy…. lol I don’t feel so bad now :P)

  • only god can judge me

    And to think I bought the wii u deluxe lastweek at gamestop along side with mario bros u and splinter cell.This is great news for all future nintendo customers I am glad that they value the needs of their customers by not only giving the wii u a pricecut but also a great list of software that this platform desperately needed.Patience is a virtue and the wii u future shines bright.

  • Christopher Acuna

    ZELDA THEMED GAME PAD!!! I want!!!!

  • Deadpool U

    Seriously? A new troll? I’m gonna say it now flag and ignore.

    • Truthteller

      How come trolls are only people who speak against Nintendo and their decisions?

      • TheRealTruthTeller

        Cuz they wanna see people angry? You retarded or what?

        • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

          And give themselves names like Nintendo Hater and TruthTeller..

      • Jon

        because you are here only to start arguments and tick people off that actually enjoy the system on a fan site for the Wii U. If you went to a Sony site or a Xbox site and did this, you wouldn’t be a troll unless it was a special section for the Wii U/ Nintendo.

      • Deadpool U

        No the fact that they praise sony and ms on a site that has nothing to do with them and will insult Nintendo at every turn makes them a troll
        Example: ‘Nintendo hater’ you can obviously guess that he doesn’t like Nintendo yet he is constantly on a Nintendo fansite saying thing like ‘Nintendo Die!’ and treating Sony like a god that is a troll.
        You can have your own opinions but if you say bad things about Nintendo on a Nintendo fansite you already know the reaction isn’t going to be good thus making you a troll.

      • jay

        Dude you called 8 people on this article alone “agents”.

        are you so delusional to think every person on this site is paid by Nintendo?

  • jay

    A) It’s a flash drive. 10x more reliable and lighting fast.

    B) It’s a HARD Drive old faulty technology. Oops!! Thought you were talking about PS4.

    C) Who the hell is comparing PS3 to Wii U??

    • Truthteller

      Flash drives are not more reliable. I had some shit on a new one and then it asked me to format it a few weeks later!

      • TheRealTruthTeller

        Then you suck using Computers, Thats why you are not a Pc Gamer, thus, You are a fag, end of discussion

        • jay

          lol he thinks Hard Drives are more reliable.

          Flash Drives and SSD are the FUTURE.

      • Jon

        Flash memory is more reliable, however, if you are using a flash drive that is portable which I am assuming you are (sorry) because that is the most common option for them, then they are not as reliable because they are easily damaged when moved around and also probably never removed properly.

      • jay

        Damn you suck at technology too?

        • Sean

          truthteller has been lied to

  • Sean

    enjoy your theme headset lol

  • Sean

    why do people get so butt hurt about what console I prefer?

    • jay

      I don’t. What pisses me off is LIES and trolling.

      I could care less what console you buy.

      • Sean

        im talking about the people who go out of their way to come here and trash the wii u

        • jay

          yeah, that’s immature. They could at the very least do it with FACTS.

          • Sean

            i agree. people are acting like the wii u slapped their grandmother or something

          • Petri

            Maybe their grandmother passed away while playing with a Wii in a old folks’ home?
            Now they take their frustration on the successor of Wii.

  • Jon

    Um…. That;s PS3….. not the PS4 which is coming out in holiday which in a sense is really dumb because who is going to go buy this and THEN go and buy a PS4 only a few months later…. it is setting themselves up for less PS4 being sold.

  • Guest

    .

  • Mark

    Jesus, that’s a pretty good deal! Glad Nintendo did this!

  • Ducked

    Actually most Wii U owners are actually adults, because they actually have enough of what real sense is. Everything you say is exactly like a troll that use to be on Wii U daily…hmmm..

  • Gabriel Fiala

    September 20th!! Just three days before my birthday!! This will be the Best birthday present EVER!!!

    • Truthteller

      Oh boy…

      • Sean

        ya, how dare you have your own opinion

    • jdiaz1994

      Happy early birthday!

      • Gabriel Fiala

        Why thank you kindly!

  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

    LOL GTA the most anticipated game of all time?? That’s funny. Maybe by you but GTA is not even in the top 10 of most anticipated games for the majority.

    • Baum 「ツリー」

      True, GTA kinda sucks after a week…
      I (kinda) like playing through the Story and derping a bit around the town after that, but in my opinion those games were never worth buying them and I just lend them from time to time to Play it (drunk of course) with some friends.

      So his 2 Options would be

      A) 32 GB Wii U price drop at $299.99 (with a lot of games coming)

      or

      B) PS3 500 GB, GTA 5 Bundle with free theme headset $269.99
      (a console at the end of ist LifeCycle with nothing exclusive coming in the future…and a pretty immature comunity)

      • Marcus Navarro

        Complete. Opinion.
        I love me some GTA. The mindless killing is much more fun than CoD.

  • TheRealTruthTeller

    So you are a Children Online Daycare Player? What baby games? Oh, you mean Those GOOD selling games? The one that still makes nintendo float like they were high as fuck?, yeah those “Baby Games” sell a shit load, and, as a matter of fact, only a 10 yrs old talk like that

    • Truthteller

      What shit load of games are selling on the Wii U?

      • TheRealTruthTeller

        Just you wait, Wii U is going to be the Face of Gaming and Indie Industry, Just you fucking wait, Suck my Cock. Choke on it.

      • jay

        NSMB U already outsold GTA 4 on the 360.

        • John Andalora

          The Last of Us outsold NSMBU.
          Care to try again?

          • Sean

            no one said anything about the last of us

          • John Andalora

            No one said anything about GTA IV, either. (At least not on this line of dialogue).

          • jay

            I don’t give a f*** about the last of us. I was referring to truthteller since he always brings up GTA.

            But since you wanna include last gen:

            NSMB Wii outsold the last of us.
            Care to try again?

          • John Andalora

            I’d love to.

            First off, I used Last Of Us because it’s newer than NSMBU, and still beat it.

            Second, using a completely different game and completely different console and diverting completely off your original point is something I’d only have expected from a die-hard Nintendo fan who can’t admit that the Wii U is having problems. We were talking about the Wii U, weren’t we?

            And finally, I have no idea where you got the ridiculous notion that NSMBU sold more than GTA 4. NSMBU sold 2.03 million copies, while GTA 4 (on Xbox 360) sold 10.42 million.
            Here’s some figures.

            http://www.vgchartz.com/game/70766/new-super-mario-bros-u/
            http://www.vgchartz.com/game/7103/grand-theft-auto-iv/

            So, yeah. Fail.

          • GameChanger

            Why compare sales of a highly anticipated Naughty Dog game on a 7 year old console with an install base of about 80 million to a launch title on a console that’s less than a year old and hasn’t reached 5 million units sold yet?

          • John Andalora

            Because Jay compared a highly anticipated Rockstar game on a 7 year old console with an install base of at least 80 million to a launch title on a console that’s less than a year old and hasn’t reached 5 million units yet sold.
            Only difference is he had inaccurate information on which one sold more.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Someone who backs up their posts with evidence.

          • John Andalora

            Funniest thing is that I got the most downvoted.
            Truth < Nintendo.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Of course. Nintendo fanboys can’t get over their fandom. You show them the truth, they get upset and label you a troll. Can’t expect much from a Nintendo driven site but to stick to your guns.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            That argument is irrelevant since that game has been out for several years now. The Last of US is relatively new. Also, that game sold when the Wii was at it’s hype. How much is the Wii selling now compared to PS3 that still sells well hardware and software wise? I thought so.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          A game that’s Mario related and is pretty much for everyone is of course going to sell more. Casual gamers are larger than the hardcore. About it selling more than GTA IV on 360, you’re wrong. Go back and check sales charts for reference.

  • Link Slayer

    WOW!

  • Sean

    then go buy it and shut the fuck up

  • TheGamerGeek128

    Of course this happens not even a week after I buy mine.

  • e_rocket

    If this doesn’t work, I don’t know what else they could do… hope it does work.

  • Sean

    why would you buy a ps3 bundle a month before ps4 comes out?

  • Jon

    yet that is a PS3 and not the PS4….now it makes me wonder how this will affect the sales of the PS4 which comes a few months later. People will spend $270 for this, but… how many will want to spend $400+ just a few months later?

  • Squirrel09

    I Respect your opinion of consoles and games, but here me out. The PS3 is going to be non existent in a year due to the PS4 (like the wii is no longer supported because of the Wii U). I don’t care how many GB it has because I don’t buy digital unless its a really good looking indie game or VC so I don’t need 500GB. GTA looks great, but it’s not my type of game, if you like it, great. I also don’t care much for talking online. I usually just mute everyone (yea, im “that guy”) so the headset isn’t needed. while the Price is lower, it is not applicable to me because it doesn’t interest me. It be like me trying to convince you to buy a gamecube from craigslist. ITZ A GAMEZCUBES!!! COMES WIF 20+ GAMEZ!!!! $100!!!! ZOMG!!!! BETTER DEALZ!!!!. Is it a better deal, according to price, yes. But it doesn’t apply you because you don’t care for a gamecube. There’s some logic for today, Troll on my friend.

  • jay

    Dude you’re 12. chill.

    One day you’ll realize adults play whatever they want. They don’t worry about their masculinity etc. You’ll realize holding a digital gun doesn’t make you tough, but a little immature actually.

    One day you’ll look back and see people calling stuff “baby games” or “baby toys” and realize they just having fully grown yet.

    Heck I was a gangster for 10 years and I’m not even looking forward to gta.

    • Clel

      What’s wrong with being 12?

      • Sean

        there is nothing wrong with being 12, but there is a certain amount knowledge that comes along with years of game experience that a 12 year old may not have

      • jay

        Nothing at all.

        But when you’re 12 and calling others “virgins”, calling games “baby games” and pretending you’re an adult because you play gun games well…

  • Fred

    “Ambassador program were announced. Nothing similar has been announced by Nintendo for the Wii U, but we’ll keep you updated.”
    What do you think the 30 cent (ie basically free) games were if not a de facto Ambassador program?

    • Ken Seymour

      Well Fred, if I would have known in the beginning I had a choice between a bunch of 30 cent games I already played or still own or a cheaper console with a better game included and a free book and special controller, I would have waited and all the games I bought so far I could have gotten cheaper…just saying…Point being if we were given the choice between the 2 can you honestly say you would have went for the 30 cent games, I know I wouldn’t have..

      • Fred

        I would have gone for the extra 9 months of playing the Wii U. I’ve had a ton of fun playing since Nov and I wouldn’t want to give all that up for a measly $50

  • Lee

    I love Nintendo as a games company and always will do really, but there’s so many people in here who are completely blind when it comes to Nintendo messing up. People just enjoy each games company and stop being so bloody biased lol.

  • Lars Jansen

    WHY on earth is the Zelda art for the gamepad not just stickers? I really dont want a Zelda gamepad – I love the game, but I want my controller to look like a gadget, not a kids toy

    • Sean

      skin?

  • mrjoedawgbrother

    Son of a…..

  • David Porter

    That doesn’t make sense- why would Nintendo employees have to cheer lead on a Nintendo fan site?

    I think the system is an absolute joke (currently, with dim prospects for the future), but it would be a waste of money and effort to send “employees” to a site already dedicated to Nintendo.

    • Truthteller

      They don’t want only negatives news floating around because that will surly detract people from buying the system. In the corporate world, it is all hype and BS.

      • jay

        %90 of Wii U news is negative.

        So you’re point is invalid.

        • Andreas Sunde

          Your*
          Unless you’re Yungtown.

          • jay

            haha GOT ME.

      • David Porter

        No prospective buyer is going to cruise the COMMENTS section of an unpopular blog. In the gaming journalism industry, “WiiUDaily” isn’t even a blip on anyone’s radar.

        Those people who are considering a purchase are visiting other, far more popular sites, and probably spending more time reading reviews on Amazon, rather than here.

        I’ve got a LOT of problems with Nintendo, of late, and if you look at my posting history, you’ll see that that’s the case, but you’re just being crazypants.

      • ScrewAttack

        Go jump off a bridge.

    • jay

      lol even trolls hate truthteller

      • Clel

        There’s a difference between trolls, haters, and people who just disagree.

        • jay

          Was judging by his past comments like “I think the system is an absolute joke.” Yet claims he bought that joke.

          There’s a few troll-like comments.

          Apologize if he’s not.

      • David Porter

        I’m no troll- I OWN a Wii U that I purchased on LAUNCH DAY, and I have already proven it here before by posting pictures of my username with my game pad. I’m happy to prove my ownership to you, as well.

        How about you post a picture of YOUR game pad, too?

  • Ross Brocklesby

    All I have to say to Sony and Microsoft fanboys is ask yourself this? If Nintendo wasn’t around would you even exist? God bless a company that can run a business without going into debt.

    • bizzy gie

      Yes, My first gaming console was Sega then Playstation

  • jay

    shows how confident you are in the ps4 lol

  • david jarman

    Weakness? People buy Hondas, fords, Chevy and any other car that’s not a Ferrari. Do you troll them?

  • Donnie Oliver

    I should of waited for my wii u :( but no I have to be a die hard nintendo fan and get my deluxe on day 1

    • Sean

      guilty

    • Petri

      I’m not really even that much of a Nintendo fan, but still don’t regret buying Wii U day one, nor the decision of having Wii U as only gaming console I will own this generation.

  • Mark

    I couldn’t give two shits about GTA 5, but yes, it is a good deal.

    • Sean

      for a ps3…

      • Mark

        Correct.

        • Sean

          if the ps4 weren’t a month away

          • Mark

            Correct.

          • Sean

            ok

          • Mark

            Yeah.

  • Rukiafan Rukiachan

    Bad troling man.. lol

  • tronic307

    I’m an ambassador, dammit!

    …AGAIN!

  • Re4wii2008

    Ambassador’s Program! bit if not I’ll still be happy they gave us 7 Virtual Console Games for 30 cents! Thank You Nintendo and I hope new Wii U Owners will appreciate the console more!

  • Sean

    when the price drops is the the end of the deluxe digital promotion?

    • bizzy gie

      The deluxe digital program is a two-year program.

      • Sean

        awesome, thank you!

  • Agent721

    Linked is a very sweet story about the wii u enabling a little girl, who’s almost blind, to play her first ever videogames. Stuff like this brings a big smile to my face:
    http://www.zenspath.com/home/2013/8/26/the-gamepad-helped-my-daughter-play-her-first-game-and-shes.html

  • Donaald

    YOU are the TROLL trying to shove your “opinions” down everyone’s throats. You may as well be on of those Jehovah’s Witnesses that annoys people on Sunday mornings since you seem to get the hang of it.

    • Sean

      god damn javahoes

  • Madmagican

    The digital copy of the Hyrule Historia sounds tempting but I need that physical copy
    Also, the $50 price drop is EXACTLY what the Wii U needs

  • XelaFury

    Good decision, Nintendo. Let’s see what happens in the upcoming months now that the Wii U finally got a price cut, hopefully sales will increase more from now on.

  • John Andalora

    Not happy about that.
    After making so many statements about how bad lowering their price would be (Satoru Iwata himself stating that the real issue is lack of software and stating that a price drop isn’t in the Wii U’s future), the cheapest next gen console gets even cheaper.
    Why’d I buy this thing early again? The lack of games or the blatant disregard for those who actually thought Nintendo would start out good?

  • greengecko007

    This really shows that Nintendo just doesn’t know what they are doing. The price isn’t the problem. The Wii U is already a good value, but a lot of people don’t know this, because of the poor marketing and advertising. Satoru Iwata needs to go back to developing for HAL and making games, because he is great at that. As a company president, he hasn’t got a clue.

  • DarkNite14

    if there is no ambassador program for the wii u, i will be mad, i got the white one, atleast its considered a “collect able” now.

    • NkoSekirei

      theres plenty of games coming this fall so be patience and by the way rayman legends is coming out next week so cant wait to play it

  • jeffp3456

    Good move, I would have waited until Black Friday but I guess they want to get a jump on the PS4 and XBONE

  • Pikachief

    I BOUGHT A CONSOLE EARLY I DEMAND SPECIAL TREATMENT! I AM ENTITLED TO AND ASSUMING COMPENSATION FOR ME MAKING ME OWN WELL KNOWN DECISIONS. RAH RAH RAH.

    (I mean an ambassador program would be cool, but please don’t demand it. They don’t *need* to give you free stuff cuz you bought a console in its first year)

    • Ken Seymour

      what you aren’t realizing here is that the Wii U is still in the FIRST year and they are getting free stuff and we did not..!

  • Agent721

    Reggie will be on CNBC at 4pm eastern… in a few minutes.

    • Agent721

      @450pm.

      • Pikachief

        4:50? So like in 30 min or so?

  • Fuzunga

    I knew I should have gotten a white system when I had the chance! Now everything I own is black and that’s BORING.

  • Mochlum

    Hoping for Wii U ambassador program. (because I’m actually kinda jealous cuz that bundle looks cool, lol)

    • Ken Seymour

      yes, once again, just like the 3DS, early adopters get the shaft..guess it doesn’t pay to be a loyal fan, at least early 3DS adopters got a free game if I’m not mistaken…

      • Mochlum

        Yeah, the 30 cent thing seems kind of like a cheat since we still had to pay for them (even if they were cheap) and they are still available. I think at least one early-release of a 64 or GCN VC game for free would be nice.

    • Will.F. Martinez

      same here, there has to be a way for me to atleast get the gamepad without buying a whole new console lol

      • Mochlum

        …what does that have to do with my comment? And the gamepad is the Wii U’s main controller, it wouldn’t make any sense to release it alone, even with the off-TV play, it could only probably play less then half of the games.

        • Will.F. Martinez

          “bundles looks cool” is what i was replying too, the gamepad and game part are the only things i need out of it tho. i got a wiiu so the entire bundle wouldnt do me any good.

          • Mochlum

            It’ll probably be on eBay for $200, like what happens with most sold out things because of those jerks who buy twenty copies and resell them.

  • Nothing5555

    “..The limited edition Wind Waker HD bundle will retail for this new price point..”. Now I can no longer hold off buying a Wii U!

  • Yoshifan3

    cool beans, still not interested nintendo. im still getting a ps4.

    • Vile-Okami

      God forbid you get one down the road. But I keep forgetting we’re only allowed one console now…

  • HJ 612

    Will there be a white Wii U premium/Deluxe set?

  • 00EpicGamer00

    My lord O.o
    Why is it that as soon as their’s good news, all the trolls come out from under their bridge. Oh well, at least we’ll have something to laugh at.

    • oontz
      • 00EpicGamer00

        Awww, you’re so cute when you’re butt hurt :3
        But guess what? The thing we’re on right now, is called the internet. And uhh, spelling and grammar on the internet, doesn’t matter. Mind blowing, right? If you didn’t know, I’m a human being, and humans make mistakes.

        Also…that source you gave me is not good. Wikipedia is the WORST site to EVER get information from. But of course YOU wouldn’t know that.

        • oontz

          You’re such a loser you can’t even graciously accept assistance?

          “uhh, spelling and grammar on the internet, doesn’t matter. Mind blowing, right?”

          Ummm, seeing as that is the MAIN form of communication online, yeah it kinda does matter. I guess not for people who like to use terms such as “butt hurt”

          Good job on keeping your immaturity level at rock bottom. You keep reaching for those stars. ha ha ha

          • 00EpicGamer00

            At least I don’t stalk people :3
            Why were you looking for my posts in the first place? Something tells me you’re still mad about our latest argument, so mad that you needed SOMETHING to argue about again. Yeah, I know you to well, you wouldn’t just try and “assist” me right out of the blue, when it’s obvious that we both hate each other, so let’s just never speak to each other again, that’ll solve everything.

            Yeah umm, you must be new to the internet. This isn’t school, or your job. The internet is just the internet, I’ve seen people spell so horrible that you could barely make out what they’re saying. Are you being graded on your spelling on the internet? I don’t think so. Now, I do agree that there needs to be a respectful limit when “communicating” on the internet. But, if you get all alert because of one word, then you need help.

            If you wanna play the “spell it right” or “correct grammar” game, then I can say you didn’t put a period at the end of your sentence.

            Good job at keeping your stupidity level at rock bottom. (You wanna play that game too for some reason, so I’ll play it too.)

            Not sure what you mean by “reaching for the stars” but okay, cool.

  • grandlx2

    A slap to the face of the early adopters who paid full price, and only ended with a massive game drought. There better be an ambassador program!

  • Skunk

    I wonder if this means my basic model will be valuable one day…

  • CMB

    HUZZA!!!

  • springer85

    LMFAO!!!!!Nintendo are a complete DISGRACE!!!
    3 weeks ago Iwata bragged that the Wii U price was not the issue and that it was the games…..then 3 weeks later he backtracks and they drop the price!!!
    Seriously with the new Epic fail worst handheld in the history of gaming the flat 2ds Nintendo and Iwata have seriously lost the plot!!
    Nintendo are finished!!

    • Smartass2

      Why are you on this site? Get a life.

    • Linkamus

      And? Every game company does it

      MS: DRM fo’life!…. nah jk…

      Sony: Rumble is last gen… until we make the Dual Shock 3 cause SixAxis is horrible!

      So whats your point? Who doesn’t do this…

    • Agent721

      Where’s the logic…Nintendo announces a price cut & lots of release dates for cool games, & they’re screwed? Your illogical hate for Nintendo has made you even more dumb than before. Hopefully you do better in school, as the only games you’ll be able to afford are free ones. Truly, your stupidity has reached a nadir.

    • Will.F. Martinez

      finished?? they make profits out of what they make (software or console). So dont expect them to go anywhere.

  • Kirbyomega

    I wish they would give a reward for people who have a basic model or paid full price for the Deluxe…

    • sup3rnoah

      we already got one, we had it for nearly a year.

  • Smartass2

    I can not believe the bitching for $50.00. That’s the price you pay for getting right away. Deal with it. This is great news for people on the fence about Wii U.

  • Kev

    I have a white Wii U and I’m seriously thinking about getting this. The Zelda theme gamepad is just too good to pass up.

    • Linkamus

      Dont forget that your account ties to the system… you may have to make a new Nintendo ID and lose all your digital downloads… unless Nintendo has a way to xfer it.

  • Agent721

    I have to say, between the price cut, release dates & the new Zelda bundle, this was a great day for N news! I can’t wait to play the new games!!

  • Gecko Altair

    YES! I now own a collectible!

    • Non_Specific_Action_Figure

      Non_Specific_Action_Figure “Yeah’ed” this comment :)

  • Caleb Dudley

    This is really awesome, however, I can’t help but be disappointed. I got the wii u at Christmas, and all that came with it was Nintendo land. If you waited another 8 months, you could get a special edition printed wii u, $50 cheaper, and with a game that is probably a bit better than Nintendoland (though it is pretty fun). It doesn’t feel good to buy something early on and then have a newer, cheaper version come out afterwards. Eh. This should boost the wii u on the other hand.

    • sd

      But that’s always the case. Prices always drop and better games are always released. Its nothing new. Plus as you say it should boost wii U sales, so this is a win for all Wii U owners in the long run.

  • NintenFan2013

    Where the Sony fan boys at? With a almost 100 dollar difference and all you get with the ps4 is a console controller and the necessary cords icld. you got to make a smart decision especially when you have a budget. Wii u is the least powerful console in 8th gen and will kick ass. Thank You.( Oh and History lesson the least powerful always wins :) ).

  • Marcos Parreira

    Zelda-themed GamePad *-*

  • andrewjcole

    This doesn’t include Nintendo Land, right?

  • eddie

    Nintendo is not finished. Never will be. New Nintendo fans are born every day. Kids that grow up with nintendo portables grow up, get jobs, buy consoles, have kids, and the cycle repeats itself. Long live Nintendo.

  • Ganjabriel Del Campo

    Does somebody want to buy my wii U ?? I have two years warranty and ill give u the Nintendo land and everything !!

  • http://www.w-o-n.org/ GoldDreams

    After all this news today. I’ll be extremely upset if they don’t give us a legitimate ambassador program. The 10% digital promotion and virtual console does not count.

  • Mitch Hall

    So… when they say “limited edition,” how limited do they mean? How long after the release will I still be able to get one?

    I’m asking because I might not have enough cash by the 20th – I was kind of hoping for the bundle to come out in October after I get my September paycheck.

  • Sean

    The box says full game download, does that mean no physical copy?

    • Christopher Acuna

      It’s the Hyrule Historia Digital Download.

  • Jeovany

    Satoru Iwata: We aren’t going to have a price drop.

    One week later: We droping the price .

    ME: Its the 3ds all over again

  • martinrock

    Nintendo finally wakes up. And it will, as always, to innovate, anticipate and meet his fans. The trailers of the Xbox one and ps4 does not impress me and differs little from the previous generation in terms of graphics. Nintendo, in contrast, he has created a new way to play, but he still does not know how to communicate to the world. Now is the time to do show. Nintendo The best forever.

  • Grulnork

    Still happy I picked my Wii U basic up for 150 pounds (175 euro). That is what the system is really worth. 300+ euro’s is just to much.

  • Sean

    The box says full game download, does that mean theres no physical copy?

    • oontz

      correct

  • Aaron

    …and so it begins, Nintendo to dominate charts this holiday season & beyond! GG trolls, but the big N knows how to please it’s customers.

  • A SNES Day Off

    It will be interesting to see whether the console is still made available in black and white versions.

    Anyway, I’m not surprised at the move as the Basic model was the least profitable. I’m sure a lot of customers picked that package too as it was the cheapest, and are now stuck with a small internal storage.

  • Starfoxguy

    Two Words:

  • Selena Gomez

    Not sure if this will help sales boost.
    In my opinion, the sales weren’t running well because the Wii U didn’t have that many games….
    They should have waited until Zelda: WW, Watch Dogs, AC4 and so on have been released to see how sales are going then.

  • Leo

    We all saw that coming. Nintendo is following word by word the 3DS recipe and it can only get better now. If anything, Nintendo was quite wise to use the 3DS as ground testing to market strategy before reproducing it on its home console. I wish i could be that smart.

  • Guest

    I think the ambassador program is in 2 parts one of which they have already done and thats the 30 cent downloads of classic Nintendo games the second will probably come sometime this year. I wouldn’t get mad though if they don’t give us anything big as they really don’t have to and they are one of the only company’s that has done a good ambassador program on the 3DS. If I where to pick a great reward though it would be for them to re-release Donkey Kong 64 on the Eshop and allow us early adopters to get it either for free or for 30 cent’s. Yeah my life would be complete on collecting my childhood games if they did that haha.

  • Agent721

    A quick look a Gamestop’s best selling products shows the Windwaker HD & Windwaker Wii U bundle as #1 & 2.

  • crocodileman94

    I knew it. the price cut is coming when the games are coming

  • http://Toppixxmusic.com/ Toppixx

    Great strategy Nintendo, just in time for the Holidays..

  • springer85

    LMFAO!!!I cannot wait till the Zelda HD rehash bombs just lie Pikmin 3 and Wonderful101!!

  • jay

    he doesn’t have kids, he’s just a kid himself. He soiled his own dipey.

  • oontz

    Actually the PS4 will be the first sony console NOT sold at a loss.

    http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/155521-playtation-4-sony-announces-the-ps4-wont-be-sold-at-loss

    The more you know.