Nintendo, an icon in family gaming, has cut prices to remain dominant. The big question is whether the roll-back will be enough to compete with Microsoft's XBox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3, much less the Xbox One and PS4. My guest analysts (seen on the Fox 8 News Morning Edition), Duran Davis and Ian West, both age 10, think Nintendo has scored. Both gave the more-affordable Wii U a resounding thumbs-up.
The company's Wii U console and touch-screen Wii U GamePad controller provide video game play with the added bonus of letting you watch TV. The system lets you explore available video content from a variety of source, including live TV and video-on-demand services such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube and even recorded TiVo shows, all in one easy-to-use interface.
The Wii U Deluxe Set includes a black Wii U console with 32 GB of internal storage, a black GamePad controller, AC adapters for both the console and controller, a sensor bar and an HDMI cable. Also included are a console stand, GamePad charging cradle and a stand that allows users to position the GamePad vertically.
The Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set sells for $299.99, rolling-back the price of the original Wii U Deluxe Set, which sold for $349.99 and included Nintendo Land. The Wii U Deluxe Set can now be purchased with either Super Mario Brothers U or Legends of Zelda U. Fans who want Nintendo Land can still purchase the game separately in stores or as a download in the Nintendo eShop for $29.99, rolled-back from the original list price of $59.99.
Other big news is the highly-anticipated Wii Party U game now comes bundled with a Wii Remote Plus controller/stand and sells for a suggested retail price of $49.99. Wii Party U features 80 new mini-games that utilize the unique features of Wii U GamePads and Wii Remote controllers.
For more information about the Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set or the Wii U/Wii Party U bundle, visit Nintendo.com/wiiu.
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