If you’ve not bought a Wii U yet because of the price (it’s regularly £300 for the ‘premium’ pack – the one you’d want, really, if you want to future proof yourself and get the best deal possible) then panic not, because high street retailer Zavvi are flogging them for £225 just now.
The deal’s on Zavvi’s eBay shop and not in store, but it looks like a legitimate deal – it’s £75 off the normal price and it includes the rather brilliant Nintendo Land.
The trade price of the Wii U is actually assumed to be around £240, so either Zavvi are making something of a loss here or – probably more accurately – Nintendo have given them some nice pricing for that particular outlet to shift some the stock that’s currently flooding retail.
Either way, this is a great deal – I’m actually loving the Wii U – the off screen play via the GamePad is brilliant, and whilst the specs might not be next gen, once again Nintendo have done something different that’s effortless (at least compared to the bizarrely complicated PS3/Vita Cross Controller situation seen so far) and perfect for someone like me, sharing the main TV with a family.
It looks like over 200 have been sold so far.