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This is a question for those of us who do not own the Wii U (Which is most of us).

Is there a lower price that would tempt you to buy it?

The Mario and Luigi 32GB bundle is currently $299.99 where I live.  If it were less, I think I'd consider buying it.  We're about to have a kid and my wife really liked the Wii.  The Wii U would give her something to do if she has any free time while on Mat leave.  I can't get her into most PS3 games, but some of the WiiU stuff would be up her alley.

So back to the question - would you buy it at a lower price?



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I already have it, but I think a $250 price tag would be relatively competitive.

I would totally get that bundle though, your wife and kids will love the Wii U and it has the strongest library of games out of all the next-gen consoles this year.



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No, not yet. Needs more non-platformers for me. Zelda, Metroid, Starfox, maybe some bacon. I want to play ZombiU, Pikmin, W101, and Mario Kart but that's basically it. It's hard to have faith that those games will come.

At $200 or less I'd buy it asap. At $250 I'd buy it if 2 more exclusives that I'm interested in are announced soon. At the current price Nintendo would pretty much have to announce a proper Pokemon RPG for it to convince me to buy one.



VanceIX said:

I already have it, but I think a $250 price tag would be relatively competitive.

I would totally get that bundle though, your wife and kids will love the Wii U and it has the strongest library of games out of all the next-gen consoles this year.

I'm going to wait to see how things go.  I need to figure out specifically which games she could play.  She's not exactly good at most games, but got really into Wii Fit and Wii Sports.  Besides, she spends all of her time playing Settlers of Catan on the iPad.  The kid will be a newborn, so I think we'll be onto the next gen by the time he's ready for video games.



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Waiting for the holiday season.

Hoping for a special $250 sale bundle or a $300 bundle with a game that I want like SSB or MK8.

I payed U$ 350 Pikmin 3 were out and i don't regret. Truth be said, there was a ton of Wii games i always wanted to play, so there was never a drought for me.


The MK8 bundle has great value in my opinion, can't you get it? I mean it is MK8 at launch (U$ 60), an extra game (Pikmin/WW:HD in USA, around U$30), Wii Wheel (U$ 15?) and an Wii Remote with Motion plus (U$ 40?).

I am not sure what value i should use for the accessories, but at full MSRP, it's a Wii U for US$ 185. Even if we round it up to U$ 200, considering used the accessories, it is still incredible value.



i prefer receiving it as a gift XD

BasilZero said:
Waiting for the holiday season.

Hoping for a special $250 sale bundle or a $300 bundle with a game that I want like SSB or MK8.

Why wait if this bundle already comply with your needs?

http://www.gamestop.com/wii-u/consoles/mario-kart-8-wii-u-deluxe-32gb-console/114510

Is a bundle with Mario Kart 8, a Mario Wiimote, a wheel, and a second game for download (choose between: Wind Waker HD, NSMBU, Wii Party U or Pikmin 3), at only 330 U$.



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$150 to $200. You can already get one used for that price, though. So I can just buy one whenever I'm ready.

OT, but PS4s and XBOs are going used for around 340 last I checked. I couldn't believe it.