Nintendo Gives the Wii U a Price Drop Plus a Fancy Wind Waker Edition

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Fans have been wondering when the Wii U console would be getting a price drop, and there are a few who’ve been holding out on buying the system until that happened.  Well, it’s finally happening.  Starting on September 20th, the price for the Deluxe Model (they aren’t really selling the basic version anymore) is dropping $50 to be $299.00. 

But if that’s not good enough, on the same date, a brand new Wii U bundle featuring The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is also hitting for the exact same price!  So you get the HD remake version of the game (earlier than it’s October 4th street date) plus a Wii U with specail Zelda flair on it, all for the same reduced price.  That’s one hell of a deal, and makes me kind of sad seeing as how I bought the system for $350, and will have to buy the game at regular price.

Good news, though, if you want to get in on the early Wind Waker action as well, you don’t have to buy the whole bundle, you can download the game on the eShop early as welll.  It’s the boxed verison that’s coming in October. 

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Starting Sept. 20, the Deluxe version of Nintendo’s Wii U system will be reduced in price by $50, to a new suggested retail price of just $299.99. The new price makes Wii U an even greater value, particularly with the strong lineup of Wii U games available and on the way for the system in 2013. These include Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101, EarthBound, New Super Luigi U, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Super Mario 3D World and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

A new limited-edition Wii U bundle featuring The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD launches on Sept. 20 at a suggested retail price of $299.99. The bundle includes a black Deluxe Wii U console; a GamePad controller adorned with gold lettering, a gold Hyrule crest and gold symbols from the game; a download code for the digital version of Hyrule Historia, a book that details the chronology, history and artwork of The Legend of Zelda series; and a code that can be used to download The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD from the Nintendo eShop immediately at no additional cost.

The digital version of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD will also launch on Sept. 20, while the packaged version launches Oct. 4 with distinctive gold-foil packaging, both at a suggested retail price of $49.99. GameStop is also offering an exclusive Ganondorf figurine bundled with the packaged game at a suggested retail price of $54.99.

Now that the Wii U is getting a price drop, who’s thinking about picking one up now?

-Jordan