Feb 20th, 2013

The Wii U isn’t doing well sales-wise in the UK, with many retailers stuck with lots of inventory. Last week, UK retailer ShopTo slashed the Basic Wii U set from £249 to £199.

Wii U launchNow another UK retailer has done the same, and this time, it’s with the Deluxe set. Zavvi, a UK online retailer, cut the price of the Wii U Deluxe set from £299 to just £225. That’s a great deal if you’re in business for a Wii U console.

Sales of the Wii U have been sluggish since launch, as Nintendo still refuses to advertise and promote the console, apparently. Luckily, there are better times ahead of us: Pikmin 3 will be coming out shortly, and later this year, we’ll get Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. Nintendo also confirmed that we’ll see a Mario Kart and a new 3D Mario game at E3 this year.

Source (Zavvi)

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  • Mark Thom

    FUCK YAL lol 

  • Leeroy

    I’m pissed! I got banned from the forums for no reson whatsoever

  • ronaldco91

    £225? Wow. Too bad I already have the deluxe set.

    • andrewjcole

      You live in UK?

  • Dont forget the upcoming Smash bros.

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    Don’t know why we need to know each time a retailer slashes the price of the Wii U. I’m sure there are several others that have to. Next story please.

    •  They can’t only report what you want or only the good, publicist type things about Nintendo you know.  We need to hear it all.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        I’ve heard it already. It’s not something that’s news to all of us. I don’t care whether it’s negative or not, just doesn’t have to be the same sort of news. In my opinion, it’s pointless. 

  • Johny

    mh3u demo tomorrow xDD!!!

  • 250 price point would have them flying off the shelves in the US. 

    • Jordan Jones

      £225 is equal to $342.99 

  • Nintendofreak

    in oder news my sources say dat the new playstation is supposed to be unveiled today at 6:00 pm…n dat sources were taken from aliens colonial marines to borderlands (rumor) link here http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/02/rumour_aliens_colonial_marines_had_resources_moved_to_more_important_projects

    • Nintendofreak

      n i can pretty much guarantee u dat the thing on d ps4 controller is move n touchpad like d one of the psvita on front…so yeah dey made deir own gamepad dat is wat it looks from here

  • Adam Porter

    yea and with how the ps4 stream is going i’d say they will drop the console altogether

    • Nintenjoe82

      I wouldn’t be surprised but they wouldn’t tell us anyway 🙁 all the big Wii U games will move to 3DS

  • Adam Porter

    cue nintendo stock plummit……….

  • Adam Porter

    movie CGI quality in game

  • No Donaald yet?

    • Adam Porter

      he’s probably in a state of orgasmic bliss, will probably be a couple days before he has himself tidied enough to get back on here. only downside with ps4 looks like it will be very internet heavy, i have crap net where i live so alot of what sony are building the ps4 on probably won’t be of much use to me.

  • Silent

    Wii U daily is the new CNN gaming wise. 

  • kevin nun—-

    I am sorry, I love mi Wii U, but one of the things that I dislike by FAR is the smudges on the gamepad. I know it is a minority, but it is so frustrating. 1 day after I bought my Wii U, I layed it faced down on my couch and when I picked it up it already had scartches, and when I let go of the pad, it was all smudgy. I am the type of person that likes to have his materials nice and shiny, specially when they are new. Does anyone know how to get past this easily? I use a clean cloth to clean it, but it smudges again, everyday frustration.

    • Bbeltjones

      wear white gloves while you play. And a clean suit. and a respirator. and a face shield. Or just get over it.   

  • TheGuyWhoLies

    they made this because of my comment on a previous post… at least give me credit -.-

    • andrewjcole

      How can I believe a guy with the name TheGuyWhoLies? Just joking whith you. I believe you. 😀

      • TheGuyWhoLies

        hehe most people say the same thing on youtube too 😛 my name is awesome 😀 i know… it’ll be the same on wii u when it finally arrives…

        • andrewjcole

          I might friend you on mine.

  • Kuzon

    The deluxe is now ~$345 dollars in exchange. This is where it should of been.

  • jsty3105

    Price drop over. Price back up to £274.99 now. Short-term sale, nothing to see.

  • Jase

    I checked last night and it was £275 and today is £275 did anyone actually see it priced at £225?

    • TheGuyWhoLies

      i did, i ordered it for 225 😛 but i saw it before this post was made

  • bizzy gie