UK video game retailer GAME is currently selling the 8GB Wii U Basic Bundle with Super Smash Bros for only £159.99. The bundle is part of the company’s deal of the day which also sees Super Smash Bros Wii U being sold for £29.99. The same software deal is also available on Amazon. Now might be a good time to pick up a Wii U if you’re in the United Kingdom.
If you’re in the United Kingdom and want to pick up a bargain then you’ll be pleased to know that both Amazon and GAME have dropped the price of Super Smash Bros on the Wii U To £29.99. It’s a one day only deal on GAME, but I’m not sure how long Amazon will be running it for. The game generally retails for £39.99 so it’s certainly a good saving before Christmas.
UK retailer GAME are now stocking the second wave of Amiibo figures so if you want them you’d better be quick about it. Nintendo of America has already said that sales of Amiibo are approximately equal to sales of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, so they’re clearly selling like hot cakes. Go grab yours at GAME.
Thanks, Lee R
I’ve received a number of emails from Nintendo fans in the United Kingdom stating that the Amiibo figures are in short supply. UK retailer GAME has them in stock but they’ve hiked up the prices. Amazon UK also have them in stock, but the majority of them are being sold through sellers so they’ve seen a price hike too. Whether Nintendo underestimated demand or alternatively they’ve proved extremely popular is hard to determine.
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Several people have contacted me to say that they’ve been notified by Amazon UK that they have seemingly cancelled most, if not all, outstanding pre-orders on Super Smash Bros for Wii U with the GameCube Adapter. The retailer initially said that they would have more stock in on December 19th, but now the retailer has been cancelling the orders stating that this is due to insufficient stock. Seems like Nintendo neglected to manufacture enough GameCube adapters. There’s also a shortage of them in the United States.
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UK chart publication GFK Chart Track have declared that Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire are both the UK’s biggest Pokemon launch of all time. The previous record holder was Pokemon Black and Pokemon White on the Nintendo DS. Sales for Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire were up on last year’s Nintendo 3DS title Pokemon X & Y by 17 percent. You can view which games were most popular this Black Friday in the UK, here.
MCV is reporting that sales of the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 went through the roof on Black Friday in the United Kingdom. The publication neglects to mention Wii U which presumably means it didn’t fare anywhere near as well as the other two consoles. What’s interesting is the publication reports that the handheld market is down by almost a third compared to the same stage in 2013.