The white Wii U basic 8GB model has reportedly had a trade price cut in the UK. According to MCV, the basic model’s price was slashed by £70 in late October allowing for retailers to sell the console at discounted prices without diluting profit margins. Over the past weekend we’ve seen many Wii U basic bundles between £160 to £200 at Amazon UK, GAME and other retail outlets snapped up by consumers, while the Wii U 32GB premium model still sits at its regular price.
MCV’s retail source says that the £70 trade price cut was due to Nintendo trying to “clear out” existing stock of the basic 8GB model. With the Wii U deluxe premium promotion ending soon, which has allowed early owners of the console the ability to get 10 per cent back on their digital purchases, the Wii U basic model appears to be the easiest way to jump into Nintendo’s games. Let us know if you managed to find a bargain on the basic Wii U model in the comments below.