Retailers Unlikely To Discount The Wii U At Console Launch

Several large retail outlets in the United Kingdom have confirmed to MCV that they believe it to be unlikely that retailers will be offering discounted Wii U consoles at launch. The reason behind this is that retailers don’t anticipate as much stock as there was at the Nintendo 3DS launch – which saw numerous retailers offering severely discounted prices.

“There was a lot of stock of 3DS, which meant we felt we could go lower on price. But I don’t expect nearly as much Wii U stock. There will be no need for discounting.”

– Senior retailer executive



  1. Discount Shmiscount , give me a wiiu . I have to admit though I didn’t pick the 3ds up at launch in UK becuase it was nearly £250 , And all it had on it was fuking street fighter 4 , ridge racer and ghost recon .

    Then , price drops to £170 – ocarina 3d , starfox 3d come along = SOLD!!!!


    1. Yeah, and it doesn’t have a giant enemy crab which you attack its weak point for MASSIVE damage, Also, it doesn’t have Ridge Racer, RIIIIIIDGE RACER!!!


  2. why would anyone buy a last gen system now? let alone for $300, same price you get next gen and at least 6 yrs of good support, but if you want to shell out $300 for outdated hardware fine by me


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