The US are in luck because the Wii U Special Edition Splatoon Deluxe Set is being released only at BestBuy stores and BestBuy online on May 29th. The bundle includes a Wii U Deluxe console and both Splatoon as a downloadable code, and Nintendo Land as a pre-installed game at the price of $299.99. The bundle will also be available in Europe!
The official Nintendo Store is selling a refurbished 32GB Deluxe Wii U console with the entertaining Nintendo Land for $200. The console also comes with a standard one year warranty, so if you have any problems with the device you’ll be covered.
The Wii U Deluxe Set is now available as an Authentic Nintendo Refurbished set only from Nintendo, and it comes with our standard one year warranty. Although it may have minor cosmetic blemishes, it is guaranteed to be fully functional. We think you will find the standards for Authentic Nintendo Refurbished Products are very high.
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Several people are reporting that Nintendo Land has mysteriously been removed from the North American Wii U eShop. However, Nintendo Land is still available to purchase from the European Wii U eShop. Nintendo hasn’t disclosed why the game has been removed, but people shouldn’t fear as the press release which Nintendo recently sent out said that the game will be available on the eShop for a new low suggested retail price of $29.99.
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As one of several holiday shopping specials rolled out by Nintendo on November 1st, the likes of which include a free download of Wii Fit U and the introduction of Mario and Luigi Wii Remotes, the company has also cut the cost of its flagship Wii U game, Nintendo Land, from $59.99 to $29.99. In a press release, Nintendo of America announced the permanent new price for the game in the United States, but no word has arrived yet about whether or not they plan on initiating the same price drop in Europe. Here are some details from the press release:
“Nintendo has the best deals for the holiday season, and four of them kick off today. Nov. 1 marks the day consumers can find a lower price for Nintendo Land, a new Wii U hardware bundle, cool new accessories and a free trial for one of the most popular exercise franchises in video game history. These deals represent one of the many ways that Nintendo is bringing value and variety to consumers.
New Price For Nintendo Land: Nintendo has dropped the suggested retail price of the Nintendo Land game for the Wii U console. Nintendo Land is now available in stores and in the Nintendo eShop at a suggested retail price of $29.99, down from the original suggested retail price of $59.99.”
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed during the E3 analyst briefing that the company acknowledges that Nintendo Land has failed to attract consumers to Wii U. Iwata said that Nintendo Land hasn’t fulfilled the same role as Wii Sports – which consumers flocked to play and subsequently purchased a Wii back in 2006. Iwata did say that Nintendo is going to release a variety of Wii U software which shows off how convenient and delightful it is to have the Wii U GamePad controller, and how it changes the gaming experience.
“Asymmetric gameplay” is one of the important elements which differentiate Wii U from other products. Thus, we have released “Nintendo Land” as the software to make consumers understand the value of asymmetric gameplay. In the United States, we bundled it with the Wii U “Deluxe Set” which is a higher-end model equipped with 32GB of memory. We have received a lot of comments from consumers that the gameplay in “Nintendo Land” is interesting. However, we presume that they have not yet come up with the best words to easily explain how interesting it is to other people.”
“I would say that “Nintendo Land” has not fulfilled the same role as “Wii Sports” did when we bundled it with Wii.”
“Of course, we won’t remain silent and do nothing. We are going to release a variety of Wii U software, and with each title, we would like to show how convenient and delightful it is to have the Wii U GamePad controller, and how it changes the gaming experience.”
“In addition, we have also learned that the name “asymmetric gameplay” does not fully explain the GamePad’s value to consumers. As for the software going to be released from now on, we would like to describe the experience that the GamePad provides with a different expression in order to adequately convey its necessity to consumers and increase the number of consumers that think, “Indeed it is good to have a GamePad.” In this sense, starting with “Pikmin 3,” we aim to include functions that make good use of the GamePad that consumers can appreciate”