Nintendo Wii U gets $50 price drop, 32GB Wii U now costs $299

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Great news for gamers planning to get their hands on a next gen console but can’t wait for the PS4 or Xbox One. Nintendo just announced that the 32GB Wii U bundle, previously known as the Wii U Deluxe Edition, will now be priced at $299 after a $50 price drop.

The normal 8GB Wii U seems to be phased out, Nintendo has yet to announce a White 32GB version of the Wii U.

The Wii U will now sell in two different models, one that includes Nintendo Land and the other includes The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. Both of the aforementioned models will be in black but the Zelda models’ controller has a thematic style etched into it and will include a digital copy of Hyrule Historia along with the game of course. Storage wise both the consoles will have 32GB of memory, easily expandable via external storage.

black-wii-u-consoleThe price cut will take affect on September 20th so you may want to hold back till then.

For comparison the PS4 is priced at $400 while the Xbox One is $500, both the aforementioned consoles are set to launch in November. Nintendo also announced the Nintendo 2DS today, which is basically a slab shaped 3DS without 3D functionality.