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#1 borghe

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:35 PM

http://www.target.co...w by category_3

 

Online only. Get a 32GB Wii U Deluxe system PLUS a copy of either Lego City Undercover or NSMBU for $349.

 

Otherwise seems like a good Best Buy B&M price matching opportunity.



#2 GBAstar

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:39 PM

Would Best Buy price match this? Typically they tend to shut down anything that involves a "Free Item" due to the "bundle/package" clause in the PM policy.

 

Would be worth trying though. I need to cave and pick one of these up eventually.



#3 thegame85

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:16 PM

If that price was $300 maybe I'd bite.
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#4 DoctorBoo

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:42 PM

Seems like you're better off just waiting for the actual Black Friday.  You'll have more games to choose from and the system will assuredly drop in price by then what with the impending ps4/xbox 1.



#5 borghe

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 07:30 PM

well this is effectively a $50 sale. I believe it's tied for the biggest discount the US has seen so far. And not only that, but almost assuredly both games being bundled are ones you would more than likely buy along with the system anyway.

 

You MIGHT get an extra $50 off around black friday (effectively getting the system itself for $250), it just depends if you view a potential extra $50 worthwhile for waiting. Personally I have 5 retail games (plus a few downloads) for the system already, and between those and my PS3 backlog am perfectly happy with the value of the system. To each their own.



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 07:49 PM

The lowest price I have seen so far for Wii U console + a game combo. Espeically if you are a Target Redcard holder, an extra 5% off. Not a bad deal (good deal I would say ATM).

 

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#7 DANIEL

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 07:54 PM

Do you guys think we will see a better bundle cheaper this black friday? I'm tempted to get it but I want to wait

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:13 PM

Pretty good deal.  Much better than the garbage games that are usually thrown in as filler.

 

But you can't always count on a price drop around BF.  Ninty marches to Major Minor's beat ;)

Wouldn't surprise me if they keep the $350 pricepoint but bundle a couple of games, maybe even DL codes (cheapest way to add value).


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:32 PM

Do you guys think we will see a better bundle cheaper this black friday? I'm tempted to get it but I want to wait

I would definitely expect so. They'll be up against next-gen consoles and if the software situation doesn't dramatically improve, they will need to pull out all the stops in order for the Wii U to remain relevant.

 

I've strongly considered picking up a U in a few previous sales, and then I look at the software library again and I always come back to not caring. I'd rather reserve that shelf space for a PS4.



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:18 PM

Having bought a U exactly two weeks ago at Best Buy, I figured I'd try a promo match. Only problem is I didn't notice the online only part.
So...

Called Target first to see if they'd match their own offer. They would not match a special bundle like that.

Called Best Buy #1- they asked if I was within the 15 day return policy which I was. Got shot down. Policy says no. I asked if they'd really rather me return the system and buy at Target? The woman apologized but said she couldn't.

Best Buy #2- asked if I was I purchased system within the past 15 days, which I did. They'll do it for me, but I need to go in tonight.

If push came to shove I would've returned it and ordered it on Target with my Red card. Looks like a match will only happen if you bought it within the past 15 days.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:32 PM

I'm tempted on this deal. Too bad it's not for a standard set, don't get me wrong the 32GB Deluxe is a nice model I just hate having glossy black consoles because of the OCD and having fingerprint smudges everywhere. Been looking for a Wii U deal for awhile since I kind of want to play NSMB:U and Nintendo Land.

Would anyone else say this is worth picking up at this pricepoint?



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:35 PM

I'm tempted on this deal. Too bad it's not for a standard set, don't get me wrong the 32GB Deluxe is a nice model I just hate having glossy black consoles because of the OCD and having fingerprint smudges everywhere.

Don't touch the system. :p

 

Anyways, a Premium Model came out in Japan which may come to America.



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:41 PM

Yeah, it does show prints, but after having a white Wii I prefer black.

For anyone on the fence it really is a great system that will make a nice companion system to PS4 or Xbone. I thought they had a killer E3 showing, and that's when I got bitten by the bug and wanted a U.
I'm currently playing ZombiU and it's excellent if you like survival horror where there's a real penalty for death. It's a shame it didn't sell as well as it deserved to.

#14 borghe

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:41 PM

I'm tempted on this deal. Too bad it's not for a standard set, don't get me wrong the 32GB Deluxe is a nice model I just hate having glossy black consoles because of the OCD and having fingerprint smudges everywhere. Been looking for a Wii U deal for awhile since I kind of want to play NSMB:U and Nintendo Land.

Would anyone else say this is worth picking up at this pricepoint?

Basic set is effectively discontinued. Neither Target nor Best Buy even have the SKU in their systems any more. Actually just checked now and Gamestop doesn't have a new Basic SKU in their system either.



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:42 PM

Pretty good deal.  Much better than the garbage games that are usually thrown in as filler.

 

But you can't always count on a price drop around BF.  Ninty marches to Major Minor's beat ;)

Wouldn't surprise me if they keep the $350 pricepoint but bundle a couple of games, maybe even DL codes (cheapest way to add value).

Considering New Super Mario Bros U already made a boat load of money with a 70% attach rate and 2.1 million sales I'd say it will be included digitally in a bundle in the future, seeing as it is only a 2GB download.They can simply sell people on the idea of NSLU if they want to keep making money off the game.

 

I do think they should eliminate the 8GB set altogether and drop 32GB to $299, maybe release a standard Nintendo USB HDD at like 160GB-250GB for $50 (there are 320GB $79 Wii U branded HDDs)

 

A $299 32GB Wii U with Nintendo Land (disc version) and New Super Mario Bros U (digital copy) this holiday could make some waves. If they really want to get rid of all those 8GB white systems taking up space, I say make a holiday bundle with Wii Fit U (the game disc) and the Balance Board with those 8GB systems for $299, That would get some of the casuals on board



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:46 PM

Yeah, it does show prints, but after having a white Wii I prefer black.

For anyone on the fence it really is a great system that will make a nice companion system to PS4 or Xbone. I thought they had a killer E3 showing, and that's when I got bitten by the bug and wanted a U.
I'm currently playing ZombiU and it's excellent if you like survival horror where there's a real penalty for death. It's a shame it didn't sell as well as it deserved to.

i don't get that. They sold 460k copies of Zombi U, a game with a terrible name and mostly Euro/US appeal, so I tthink it sold pretty well taking those into account. I mean, history says that most consoles only sell about 1.3-1.6 million in first 6 months in the United States, so while the Wii U's 1.15 million isn't great, it isn't far off PS3 and no one jumped ship then. almost 500k (likely to pass 500k eventually, if not closer to 700k with a price drop) on a launch console as a brand new IP is pretty damn good if you ask me

 

If they made $30 off every $60 copy of Zombi U then they likely made around $15 million so far on the game based off 460k sales, and you have to question why they would spend $20-30 million on a brand new IP on a launch Ninty console and not expect things to fall short. The game doesn't have high production values (but i loved it) so I don't understand how they spent nearly as much on it as some bigger, better games like MGS4 (estimated to be around $30-$40 million)



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:49 PM

As I said earlier, the Basic set is already effectively discontinued. It doesn't even show up on a lot of major shops inventory systems anymore (like not even a SKU for it).

 

As for on store shelves, the entire reason I checked the sites was because I noticed that they don't even have spots or stickers for it at the stores any more. Both Best Buy and Target only have stickers for the Deluxe Set. The one Target by me even has NintendoLand in the clearance section (most likely due to the fact that the only Wii U you can currently buy from them comes with the game packed in)



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:52 PM

I don't know what ZombiU sold, but UBI Soft did come out and say they didn't even come close to breaking even on it.
Because of ZombiU's poor sales they decided to make Rayman multiplatform, and a ZombiU 2 is definitely not likely.

I'm hoping sales pick up over the holidays as they really have some great stuff hitting. But it's definitely a system you buy for Nintendo's games.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 12:39 AM

Basic set is effectively discontinued. Neither Target nor Best Buy even have the SKU in their systems any more. Actually just checked now and Gamestop doesn't have a new Basic SKU in their system either.

 

Didn't even know this. Kinda makes me want to hold off until the Wii U is released in other colors or just purchasing a cheap basic set online. I just remember owning a black DS Lite and it drove me crazy having to deal with the smudges on the system.



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 12:40 AM

I think this is worth getting if you really want a Wii U right now. You could be taking a gamble if you're hoping for a similar deal with, say, Super Mario 3D World packaged in. If there's a price drop this fall, and I sincerely hope there is, then there likely won't be a bundle. But if there's a $50 price drop, then around BF you could perhaps find the Wii U game you want that isn't NSMBU or LEGO City for $50 or less, like Pikmin 3 (:D) or Wonderful 101.

As a side-note, I'd recommend LEGO City over NSMBU, despite the stupidly long load times. I have both and I got 46 very enjoyable hours out of LEGO City, a game I didn't even expect to like since I've never cared much for the LEGO games before, while NSMBU was fine, but the overall enjoyability was less than that of LEGO City. If you want a mild to moderately funny open-world game peppered with secret costumes, trinkets, and even some Nintendo references, get LEGO City. If you're thirsting for another NSMB, get NSMBU.



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 01:10 AM

I made an unrelated purchase at Kmart and got a coupon for 20% back in SYWR points which worked on the 32GB Deluxe Wii U.

 

So I paid $350+ tax and got 70,000 SYWR points ($70) which is a better value for me because I can use that on anything.



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 01:13 AM

You can get level 5/6 white 8gb Wii U's at Cowboom for 209.99 before new member coupons. Pretty awesome deal if you don't mind used.



#23 DANIEL

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 02:10 AM

it seems that in UK the deluxe system already dropped $50 

Amazon UK is selling it for 199 euros ($299 USD)  :joystick:

 

Hopefully this happens soon here on the states.

 

http://gimmegimmegam...-for-199-in-uk/

 

http://www.amazon.co...vglnk-uk-c88-21


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 03:17 AM

I don't know for sure about Ubi's costs but as a former THQ stock holder Incan tell you that THQ's CEO said on a conference call that their games needed to sell 2 million copies to break even. Given the kinds of games Ubi makes, if I had to guess I'd say their break even is about the same. It's the reason why so many games that everyone assumed were locked in exclusives went multiplatform. I wouldn't even be all that surprised if ZomiU shows up on other platforms at some point.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 04:37 AM

Waiting for exclusive bundle decal with game (*cough*windwaker*cough*) or severe price drop ($250 with game included at least).

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 04:49 AM

I would definitely expect so. They'll be up against next-gen consoles and if the software situation doesn't dramatically improve, they will need to pull out all the stops in order for the Wii U to remain relevant.

This.

 

I fully expect to see a $300 Deluxe bundle w/ game this holiday season, and if so, I am in.

 

Until then, I have a PS4 pre-ordered on Amazon, regardless. 



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 07:04 AM

There are only five games that I want from the currently released and announced list yet I want this for some reason.  I have issues.


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 03:22 PM

Personally, I'm wanting a Super Luigi U bundle  :bouncy: I will however end up getting a Wii U just have to wait for the right bundle/price drop/sale.


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 03:28 PM

Things will only get better if you can wait for the holiday that is now 4ish months away. Nintendo is not going to sit on their hands when the PS4 and XB1 release, they will have better promotions I'd imagine. A $50 discount *AND* a free game is not out of the question. How long are you willing to wait?



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 04:26 PM

This is very tempting. $300 was the price I was willing to pay for Wii U, but I wanted a game with it. To me, this would be like getting Nintendoland and another game for $25 each.

 

Not bad.


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