UK supermarket Asda has dropped the price of Nintendo's recently released Wii U console. Again. CVG reports that Asda has dropped the price of the basic console down to £149, having just dropped the price by to £199 in March. The console was originally priced at £249.
And it's not just the basic model that has received the price slashing treatment. The premium model is now selling for £199, down from £249 last month and £299 before the March price drop.
Asda hasn't yet mentioned whether or not this new price is around for good or if it is just a promotional price that the retailer is running for a limited period of time. Still, two price cuts within six months of a console's availability doesn't exactly scream, "Selling like hot cakes," does it?
In other Wii U news, Nintendo this week sent a message to Wii users explaining that the Wii U was an entirely new console and not just an upgrade. Check the full message below:
Play your Wii games and accessories on Wii UDid you know that you can play nearly all your existing Wii games on Wii U? Your Wii controllers and many Wii accessories can also be used with a new Wii U console -- along with any downloaded games, save data, and other info stored in your existing Wii console.It's time to discover Wii UWii U is the all-new home console from Nintendo. It's not just an upgrade -- it's an entirely new system that will change the way you and your family experience games and entertainment.The second screen on the included Wii U GamePad controller enables never-before-seen ways to play games and enjoy TV. And for the first time ever, you can see Mario and your favorite Nintendo franchises in glorious HD.Learn more about Wii U at Nintendo.com/WiiU
Let's hope Asda's new price has people rushing out to buy this all-new home console eh?