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UK Retailers Cut Price Of Wii U, Now Available Under £200

Published March 16, 2013 by |

Just over a month since Nintendo went on record saying they wouldn’t cut the price of their Wii U console, UK retailers have gone and done it anyway following continued lacklustre demand for the machine. As a result, Nintendo latest home console can now be had for under £200.

Both, ASDA and Amazon have slashed £50 off the price of both the basic and premium packs, now retailing for £199 and £249 respectively. While ShopTo has knocked off £60 off the basic pack, selling it for £190.

The Wii U’s trade price, according to CVG, is still believed to be £205 for basic model, meaning retailers are now selling the consoles at a loss.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata was adamant Nintendo wouldn’t lower the console price, saying in a statement:

“With Wii U, we have taken a rather resolute stance in pricing it below its manufacturing cost, so we are not planning to perform a mark down”

In January Nintendo reduced the Wii U’s sales forecast for the year, reducing it from 5.5 million units down to 4 million units.

Will the lower price point entice you to pick up a Wii U?