If you’re thinking of picking up a Nintendo 2DS in the not so distant future then it’s well worth checking out this deal at Walmart. The popular US retailer is selling the Nintendo 2DS for a mere $99.99 during Black Friday, which takes place on Friday, November 29th. Are you tempted to take the plunge and purchase a Nintendo 2DS?
A recent advertisement from Walmart Canada states that the Wii U 8GB Basic package will be retailing for $199.99 starting Friday, August 2nd. There were numerous rumours circulating a few months back that Nintendo is planning to discontinue the 8GB Basic and drop the pricing of the 32GB Premium system, though this has yet to happen. Will you be picking up a Wii U 8GB Basic package for $199.99?
Nintendo announced during the last Wii U-focused Nintendo Direct, which took place in January, that a new 3D Mario platformer and Mario Kart for Wii U are scheduled to be playable at this year’s E3. Also during the online presentation the company touched on the next original The Legend of Zelda game for its latest console.
Although none of them were given official names, pre-order pages for all three games have already popped up on Walmart’s website. The retailer is listing these three Wii U games for pre-order: Mario 3D, Zelda 2 (RPG) and Mario Kart U. Note that “Zelda 2 (RPG)” isn’t referring to The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker remake, as that title has a pre-order page, too.
American retailers Best Buy and Walmart have both listed Xenoblade for Wii U. Could this mean that Xenoblade Chronicles is being remade for Nintendo’s first HD console? Perhaps not, as the game’s only released last year in North America. But it is, however, probably referring to Monolith Soft’s first Wii U game, which is code-named ‘X.’ Let’s hope this means that the studio’s upcoming Wii U role-playing game will be released sooner rather than later.
The box was purchased from a local Walmart, and after explaining to the retailer what had happened, the boy’s mother was able to receive an actual Nintendo 3DS XL for her son.
Apparently, scams like this happen because consumers purchase merchandise from Walmart and then return it to the store with the items missing.
Cheap Ass Gamer have been informed that Walmart in-store pre-orders for Wii U will begin on Sunday, October 14th. If you’re considering popping down there on Sunday then you should be warned that you can only pre-order a maximum of two Wii U consoles. There’s also a Layaway service fee of $5 and 10% down applies to reserve the console.
Nintendo has already begun rebranding existing Wii Remote Plus with the Wii U logo ahead of the console’s launch in North America on November 18th. We already know that Wii accessories will be compatible with Wii U, but the rebranding will help prospective Wii U owners know this. We heard that a number of Nintendo Land mini games will only support Wii Motion Plus or Wii Remote Plus, so expect these to be in high demand.
Those of you that have yet to pre-order the Wii U may want to take a look at a bundle that has been created by Walmart. The bundle which retails for $399 comes with either the Basic 8GB Wii U console, or the Premium 32GB console, whatever Wii U game you would like, and your choice of Wii Remote Plus colour.
The NPD group which tracks video game sales throughout the United States has announced that its reports will include sales figures from Walmart starting from next month. NPD Group’s David Reiley also mentioned that next months report will also include another prolific retailer in the United States which hadn’t previously been included.
“Our enhanced retail coverage, including the addition of several new retailers, begins with May data released on Thursday, June 14. Yes, it does include Walmart.”
- NPD Group’s David Riley