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Friday, November 01, 2013
Nintendo Offers Wii U Deals For Holiday Shopping Season
Nintendo on Friday unveiled its deals for the holiday season, with four of them kick off immediately.
Starting from November 1st, consumers can find a lower price for Nintendo Land, a new Wii U hardware bundle, new accessories and a free trial for Fit U. A new Wii U bundle featuring Skylanders Swap Force also debuts on Nov. 15.
Values that start today include:
- New Hardware Bundle Option: Today Nintendo launches a new bundle for the Wii U Deluxe Set that comes with two games - New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U - all on one disc at a suggested retail price of $299.99. The new bundle becomes the default Deluxe Set model.
- Wii Fit U Free Trial: Between today and Jan. 31, 2014, anyone with a Wii Balance Board accessory, a Wii U system and a broadband Internet connection can download a complete version of the new Wii Fit U game in the Nintendo eShop for free. The trial version includes the full Wii Fit U experience and will be free for a month from the day it is first played. Fitness fans can make the trial version permanent by purchasing and syncing a Fit Meter to the game. Fit Meter accessories are available online and at select retailers at a suggested retail price of $19.99 each.
- New Price for Nintendo Land: Nintendo has dropped the suggested retail price of the Nintendo Land game for the Wii U console. Nintendo Land is now available in stores and in the Nintendo eShop at a suggested retail price of $29.99, down from the original suggested retail price of $59.99.
- New Colorful Controllers: New Mario-themed and Luigi-themed Wii Remote Plus controllers launching today make colorful accessories for Wii and Wii U. The controllers are now available at a suggested retail price of $39.99 each.
In addition to all of these deals, the Skylanders Swap Force Wii U bundle launches Nov. 15 at a suggested retail price of $299.99. The bundle comes with a white Wii U Basic Set, a Skylanders Swap Force starter pack that includes three Skylanders figures, a Portal of Power, trading cards, Skylanders sticker sheets, a collector poster and a Nintendo Land game disc.
Wii U games out now include Game & Wario, Pikmin 3, EarthBound, The Wonderful 101, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and Wii Party U. Games still on the way in 2013 include Wii Sports Club - Tennis and Wii Sports Club - Bowling on Nov. 7, Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games on Nov. 15 and Super Mario 3D World on Nov. 22.