Wii U Drops to $299 on September 20

The Wii U drops $50, plus offers a great deal.

The Wii U drops $50, plus offers a great deal.

Nintendo of America tweeted recently that the Wii U Deluxe suggested retail price will be lowered to $299, from the original $349, on September 20 of this year. In addition, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD will be launching earlier, also on September 20. To top it all off, there will be a bundle of the Wii U and the Wind Waker on the same day for only $299!

Let the Wind take you

If you don’t have a Wii U yet and was thinking about getting one, this is the time to do it. This deal is fantastic, as you are basically getting the game for free. Legend of Zelda has always been a popular series and The Wind Waker is a personal favorite of mine. It was originally released on the Gamecube and has a unique art style compared to the rest of the series. The improved graphics and extra features make this one an obvious choice in my book.

Trust me. You want this.

Nintendo’s not done yet 

This news, plus other big titles still on the horizon, including Super Mario 3D World and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical freeze, gives you plenty to get excited about. It seems Nintendo still wants to compete, and what better way than to lower the price of a console and have good deals? Plus, there are still classics on the virtual console that may be hard to get anywhere else, such as my personal favorite, Earthbound. What do you think about this news and does it entice you to think about picking up a Wii U? Tell us in the comments section below.

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After gaming for 25 years, Synzer leveraged his vast knowledge of RPGs and MMOs into a job as a games journalist, covering the games he loves. Five years later, he's still writing about Kingdom Hearts, Pokemon, and Knights of the Old Republic. Synzer has a bachelor's degree in English and creative writing. You can see him in action on his YouTube channel (https://bit.ly/2F97BrR) and Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/synzergaming).