Back in May, ASDA slashed the price of the Wii U by a whole £100, with other retailers following suit. Now once again you can get the Wii U Basic 8GB system for £149 or the Premium 32GB for £199, both of which are an absolute steal at that price since you’re getting the console as well as the expensive and well-built controller.
The Wii U hasn’t sold very well, being in the range of a few million rather than tens of millions as I’m sure Nintendo would have hoped, almost eight months after release.
Now is perhaps the best time to buy the system: the price cut is just in time for Pikmin 3’s release and there are a few months left before the big titles such as The Wind Waker remake, Super Mario 3D World and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze release.
It doesn’t help that games such as Aliens: Colonial Marines and Battlefield 3 haven’t seen the light of day on the console, with even the complete (and out on PC) Scribblenauts Unlimited having no signs of being released in Europe.