According to Nintendo, consumers who purchase the Wii U Deluxe Set will be enrolled in the Deluxe Digital Promotion, which lets Wii U owners receive points for each digital download and redeem those points for future downloadable content from the Nintendo eShop. Nintendo product manager Bill Trinen has confirmed there is no other way to enroll in the promotion as it is tied to the Wii U Deluxe Set. Note, however, the promotion is currently planned through 2014.
Will there be any way to gain access to some of the Deluxe Digital Promotion stuff that’s included in the Deluxe set outside of that? Will there be any way to do that?
“No, that’s tied directly to the Deluxe set… When you’re purchasing digital content, what that does is it gets you credit back that you can then build up and use to purchase additional digital content. That’s the idea behind the promotion.”
-Bill Trinen, Nintendo product manager
In under two days, GameStop sold out its pre-order supply of the Wii U Deluxe Set, which costs $349.99, includes 32GB of internal storage, additional accessories and Nintendo Land. The Wii U Basic Set, which costs $299.99 and includes 8GB of internal storage, can still be pre-ordered from the video game retailer. Claim a Wii U Basic Set from GameStop here.
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has announced that the Wii U Basic (White) will cost $299.99, while Wii U Deluxe (Black) will cost $349.99 in North America.
White Basic and Black Deluxe Wii U sets are available at the console’s launch. The Deluxe Set will feature a black Wii U, includes Nintendo Land, has 32 GB of memory and will offer deluxe digital promotion. $300 for basic and $350 for deluxe with Nintendoland.
UK video games retailer Game has listed the Wii U console on its website as an item that can be pre-ordered. Consumers can pre-order the Wii U in black or white by depositing £20, and those who do so will be guaranteed free delivery from Game. The Wii U doesn’t have a price or a release date, however, as Nintendo will announce them during the fall. Pre-order a Wii U console from Game here.
Nintendo of America was recently asked about which Wii U color(s) will be available at launch. Customer service representative Jay Dean replied by saying that the Wii U will be released in both black and white. Dean reconfirms that Nintendo will reveal the Wii U’s launch date and price at an unannounced date.
“Finally, I can confirm that the Wii U will be released in both Black and White. In case you hadn’t yet had the opportunity, I wanted to let you know that everything we have available to share regarding Wii U has been added to our website.”
“Additional details (like price and release date) will be unveiled later this year; however, we don’t have any specific dates or events to announce yet. I encourage you to keep checking our website’s ‘What’s New’ section (http://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew) for the latest information.”
Nintendo has showcased the Wii U in two colors, black and white, but hasn’t confirmed whether both colors will be available at launch. The company has announced that it will discuss the Wii U color variations plus the specific components that will be included in a Wii U package, when it announces the console’s launch date and price this autumn. Are you hoping that more colors will be revealed?
“When we announce the launch date, price and specific components to be included in the package, we will also discuss the color variations.”