Nintendo Drops the Price of Wii U

The Wii U gets a much needed price cut.

IGN reports today that Nintendo announced that their newest home console will be getting a price cut effective September 9, 2013.

The Deluxe Wii U will be cut from $349.99 to $299.99 likely due to its less-than-stellar sales amid the excitement of a new console generation.

The price drop will also apply to a Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Bundle - also retailing for $299.99. For your money you'll receive the Deluxe Wii U with a Zelda themed controller and, of course, the game. You'll also be able to get your hands on a digital version of Hyrule Historia, the Zelda history book.

The announcement was made at the same time as Nintendo announced their newest handheld, the 2DS. You can read up on that announcement if you click here.

Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One will launch later this year for $399 and $499 respectively.

Is this enough to make you go out to buy a Wii U, or is it too close to the release of two brand new consoles? Sound off in the comments down below and maybe one day, when theres another price drop I'll invite you over to play some of the new Smash Bros. on the Wii U!

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Published Aug. 28th 2013

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