The new Nintendo console called Wii U was launched during November in both North America and Europe: judging from how the console was received, being sold out almost everywhere, everyone tought that Nintendo had been able to top the Wii sales, something that many though hard to do.
Unfortunately things died out pretty quickly: the lack of new titles is proving damaging to the console, as Nintendo already acknowledged, with the console lacking some strong exclusive titles to make players buy the console over the competition. With next gen console right behind the corner, things may even get worse.
A price drop, together with some upcoming games like Super Luigi U and a few other Nintendo games, should set things right and while Nintendo is not going to drop the console’s price anytime soon, some retail chains have started dropping the price themselves.
Gamestop stores all over Europe have dropped the price for both the Wii U Standard Pack and Premium Pack: the Standard Pack is now 199 euros instead of 299 and the premium pack is now 249 instead of 349. We still don’t know if this price drop is permanent or just a limited offer: if you are thinking about buying a Wii U console, now is the time.
If the price drop is indeed official, it wouldn’t be the first time in recent years that a Nintendo console gets a price drop so soon after release: the 3DS launched at around 250 euros before seeing itss price cut by 100 euros six months after release.