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Zavvi Flogging Premium Wii U For £225

A £75 'saving'.

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.

  1. flatspikes
    Since: May 2009

    Arghh… but hey I was happy paying £300… Let’s hope it helps lift the console

    Comment posted on 29/12/2012 at 11:06.
  2. avengerrr
    Since: Oct 2012

    Nice spot! Wonder how long the price will stay like that, I would if I could at just £225.

    Comment posted on 29/12/2012 at 12:11.
  3. damoxuk
    Since: May 2011

    I’ll wait till sub £200 and more games. Normally I DO buy new shiny gadgets but this just never interested me much. I guess i’m so flooded with ps3/vita games that not got the time for more stuff.

    And the fact i’m saving for Next Gen (or the real Next Gen :D).

    Comment posted on 29/12/2012 at 12:47.
  4. LTG Davey
    Since: Aug 2008

    Wow, cracking deal.

    Comment posted on 29/12/2012 at 12:51.
  5. aerobes
    Since: Aug 2009

    I’ve made my Nintendo purchase for the following year. Picked up a 3DS XL with Mario Kart 7 preloaded for $159.99. Very happy! Wonder if a US store will do something similar Wii U related.

    Comment posted on 29/12/2012 at 14:18.
  6. bmg_123
    Since: Feb 2012

    As with any Nintendo console, I’m waiting at least a year to gauge developer support, and more importantly right now I’m waiting for them to integrate firmware updates…

    Comment posted on 29/12/2012 at 14:21.
  7. skibadee
    Since: Oct 2009

    bit early for price drops?

    Comment posted on 29/12/2012 at 17:12.
  8. Blair Inglis
    Since: May 2009

    And I just paid £300… worth it.

    Comment posted on 29/12/2012 at 17:36.
  9. DividSmythe
    Since: May 2012

    Now I’m £225 lighter. Cheers for the spotting of this deal.

    Comment posted on 30/12/2012 at 13:31.

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