In a move a lot of people were expecting, Nintendo has lowered the price of the Wii U system in time for the holidays. The Wii U Deluxe model will start to be available for $50 less at a price of $299.99 on September 20th. Ever since I got several hours of hands-on time with the Wii U, I knew it was a system to get at some point, but its price was always an inconvenience. With this news, now may be the time to snatch one up. With a plethora of titles soon to be released in the future, the Wii U is only now showing its real potential. Hopefully, Nintendo will once again reclaim that title of having that second system everyone had. Lowering their price is a risky, but effective move, and might be the only way to save the Wii U, at this point. Here’s to a bright future for the Wii U.
Also, at $299.99 will be The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD bundle which will include a special Zelda-themed GamePad and a digital copy of Wind Waker HD and The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, a big book all about the series, including its mysterious timeline, which you can read all about right here.
In other much more bizarre news, Nintendo has decided to unveil a Nintendo 2DS, which is essentially a 3DS without the 3-D or the clam shell-like body. The designers seem to have opted for something more similar to a slab, sort of like the Wii U’s GamePad. If the picture above of the system is any indication, if it retains that flat shape in the back, it seems like it will probably be pretty uncomfortable to hold and play on. I suppose you will have to try it out and judge how it feels for yourself.
The Nintendo 2DS will be available for $40 less at a retail value of $129.99 on October 12th. For now, regale yourself with a fancy little video of the system below, and let us know what you think of this move in the comments below!