Wii U Price to Drop $50 in September

Despite Nintendo President Satoru Iwata's comments against a Wii U price drop, Nintendo's announced that it's finally happening. And it's a long time in the coming too, considering the Wii U's slow sales since the console launched. 

The price cut will be $50, bringing the cost of the Wii U down to $299.99. This cut will be made effective starting September 20th. It doesn't appear that this price cut will be reaching the Wii U basic, which has pretty much been phased out at this point. However, Nintendo will be offering two different versions of the deluxe edition of the Wii U. One will be the original deluxe edition that comes packaged with Nintendo Land. The other edition will be a Zelda version that comes with Windwaker HD and a digital copy of the Hyrule Historia Zelda book. 

Hopefully, this price drop, along with a solid lineup of upcoming games for the Wii U will be enough for Nintendo to compete with the incoming Xbox One and PS4 this holiday season.

Follow us @tomsguide, on Facebook and on Google+.

This thread is closed for comments
    Your comment
  • It had to happen, it's just that Iwata is not going to come out and say "We will drop the price in Sept, but please buy one in June." Makes me wonder if they're getting the gamepads at a price cheap enough to sell them separately yet. And no, Nintendo will not beat the new consoles this year, their holiday lineup isn't strong enough. Wii U will start moving next year after big titles like the new Zelda and Smash Bros come out.
  • I'll wait for it to drop to $200. Only a handful of Wii U exclusives that I'm interested in.
  • I can totally see a Linux box running an emulator using an android phone and a moga controller, with today's high end hardware it shouldn't be too taxing on a system to run a WiiU game