It's not surprising, it's being touted as a price cut but if it is it's the weakest in history. (Not in terms of how many units it shifts, that's yet to be seen) But the baseline is still the same and it was less than 15% off the original. They've added more value tho which I think in itself is more important.
At the end of the day the games are what are going to shift WiiU this holiday, don't think this change in sku/price is going to contribute to sales at all.
Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, Splinter Cell Blacklist and Zelda: WWHD are games though (last I checked). Pretty good ones at that.
Nintendo needs to advertise, for a 9 month-ish old system, there is now a decent number of games and even exclusive ones to play.