I hope this means that Nintendo is finally going to drop the price of the SKU's by $100. The store in the UK Asda recently stopped carrying the Wii U in it's stores altogether and that chain is owned by Walmart. So if this isn't indicative of a future price drop, could it be that Walmart is going to stop carrying the Wii U? If that happened the Wii U would immediately and irretrievably be a massive failure in the US. Make no mistake, if Walmart stopped carrying the platform there would be no way for it to make a comeback.
I doubt the price cut will be that deep. I am thinking $70-80, like the 3DS.
Though, at that price, I expect most of the perks of the deluxe model, mainly the accessories, to be phased out.