Nintendo Wii U Console - Premium Pack (Black) - £249.99 @ Simply Games
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Nintendo Wii U Console - Premium Pack (Black) - £249.99 @ Simply Games

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Found 13th Sep 2012
The price and release date for Nintendo's new home console, the Wii U, have just been announced. ShopTo have the premium pack listed at just under 280. There will also be a basic pack released.

The prices are bound to change, but £250 right off the bat is not at all bad, considering the equivalent Japanese price is the same.
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Roll on the months of preorder deals for a console that will charge over £100 per controller.
not an iphone cold and £100 for a controller is stupid
This is almost certainly the standard benchmark price for now but I'll be surprised if this isn't more like £230 nearer launch.
They got the pricing right with the Wii, this I'm not so sure. Under £200 would have been a nearly instant buy from me
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Mikey91

They got the pricing right with the Wii, this I'm not so sure. Under £200 … They got the pricing right with the Wii, this I'm not so sure. Under £200 would have been a nearly instant buy from me



You could pick up a Basic pack. I recon it'll be around £220.
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davver99

not an iphone cold and £100 for a controller is stupid



Cold because it's not an iPhone? £100 is rather pricey for a controller, I agree. But you only need one and it comes with it. Other players can use the standard Pro Controller. Considering the tech in the GamePad I'm not surprised it's that price. Also consider the Kinect was £100.
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Joe_Crow

You could pick up a Basic pack. I recon it'll be around £220.



Basic pack is £209.99 on Simplygames

simplygames.com/inf…i-U
£329 on Tesco Entertainment...Lol.
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crebera

Basic pack is £209.99 on … Basic pack is £209.99 on Simplygameshttp://www.simplygames.com/info/19644/Nintendo-Wii-U-Console-Base-Pack-White-Nintendo-Wii-U



Ahh yes. That really isn't bad. Once they all start competing that'll probably be down to the same price as the Wii was on launch.
Amazon have the Basic for £199. And as the world's biggest retailer, they'll be setting the yardstick.

I like it. And is that additional controller price so bad, considering what it consists of? Sony are trying to shift the slow-selling Vita to existing PS3 owners, developing integration between the two. Except the Vita costs twice as much as the Nintendo Wii U controller.

Some interesting launch titles too, especially that Zombie U game, which looks fantastic.

However, expect Nintendo production runs to be very sporadic. Expect a limited amount of bundles on launch day, which will sell out, and then a tiny trickle over the Xmas and New Year. If you're serious about getting one, or fancy a chance of selling on for a profit on fleabay, then order one right now.

Oh, and no heat for this. No proof its a deal (yet)
Sulphur Man

Amazon have the Basic for £199. And as the world's biggest retailer, … Amazon have the Basic for £199. And as the world's biggest retailer, they'll be setting the yardstick. I like it. And is that additional controller price so bad, considering what it consists of? Sony are trying to shift the slow-selling Vita to existing PS3 owners, developing integration between the two. Except the Vita costs twice as much as the Nintendo Wii U controller. Some interesting launch titles too, especially that Zombie U game, which looks fantastic.However, expect Nintendo production runs to be very sporadic. Expect a limited amount of bundles on launch day, which will sell out, and then a tiny trickle over the Xmas and New Year. If you're serious about getting one, or fancy a chance of selling on for a profit on fleabay, then order one right now.Oh, and no heat for this. No proof its a deal (yet)



link for amazon?
Talib

link for amazon?


its not even on amazon?
Talib

link for amazon?



My bad. Update from Eurogamer..... "UPDATE: Amazon UK has now quietly dropped the £199 price from its pages but eagle-eyed Eurogamer reader carlosvandego has spotted that Gamestation in Redditch has Tweeted: "Basic edition £210 Premium edition £250. Preorder in store""
Sulphur Man

My bad. Update from Eurogamer..... "UPDATE: Amazon UK has now quietly … My bad. Update from Eurogamer..... "UPDATE: Amazon UK has now quietly dropped the £199 price from its pages but eagle-eyed Eurogamer reader carlosvandego has spotted that Gamestation in Redditch has Tweeted: "Basic edition £210 Premium edition £250. Preorder in store""



i see

good prices imo. hopefully they will go down even more though (especially considering game/gamestation is one of the most expensive places to buy from)
Edited by: "Talib" 13th Sep 2012
Sulphur Man

Amazon have the Basic for £199. And as the world's biggest retailer, … Amazon have the Basic for £199. And as the world's biggest retailer, they'll be setting the yardstick. I like it. And is that additional controller price so bad, considering what it consists of? Sony are trying to shift the slow-selling Vita to existing PS3 owners, developing integration between the two. Except the Vita costs twice as much as the Nintendo Wii U controller.Some interesting launch titles too, especially that Zombie U game, which looks fantastic.However, expect Nintendo production runs to be very sporadic. Expect a limited amount of bundles on launch day, which will sell out, and then a tiny trickle over the Xmas and New Year. If you're serious about getting one, or fancy a chance of selling on for a profit on fleabay, then order one right now.Oh, and no heat for this. No proof its a deal (yet)


Which would have been a valid point if the vita was just a simple controller...
Not too bad but I'm aiming for the Zombie U Premium pack...
Looking at some of the video's online, there isn't a great deal of difference between the Wii U and the ps3 on graphics etc.

And how can anyone justify a nigh on £300 price tag for what is basically current gen kit?
gmdlogan

Looking at some of the video's online, there isn't a great deal of … Looking at some of the video's online, there isn't a great deal of difference between the Wii U and the ps3 on graphics etc.And how can anyone justify a nigh on £300 price tag for what is basically current gen kit?



bayonetta 2 is worth £300 on its own
Talib

bayonetta 2 is worth £300 on its own



My eyebrows definitely shot up when I saw that trailer and heard the announcement. Major coup for Nintendo methinks - and it's published by Nintendo as well, which probably means it'll sell like hot cakes... Twitter is all abuzz about Bayonetta 2. I've never played the first but this looks sweet.
Talib

link for amazon?


Maybe it was once £199 but now basic pack is £220.00 here is the link also as requested. amazon.co.uk/Nin…8-1
don't the UK get Nintendo land bundled in? I don't think other countries are gettin that at this price.
gmdlogan

Looking at some of the video's online, there isn't a great deal of … Looking at some of the video's online, there isn't a great deal of difference between the Wii U and the ps3 on graphics etc.And how can anyone justify a nigh on £300 price tag for what is basically current gen kit?



If you're looking at a NINTENDO console and thinking about specs, you're in the wrong place. It's not about the graphics, but if the thought of [better than] PS3 quality graphics in Zelda don't impress you... well, again, you're probably in the wrong place.

I'm not sure how you got "nigh on £300" from a £250 price point either. That's not nigh on, that's £50 difference, and if you consider that a small amount, I'm not entirely sure why you're up in arms about the price in the first place.
grimlocksbrain

don't the UK get Nintendo land bundled in? I don't think other countries … don't the UK get Nintendo land bundled in? I don't think other countries are gettin that at this price.



Only with Premium, this is currently the best price at SimplyGames.
Looking at the 3DS XL, the price is likely to drop soon after launch, especially after Xmas. Might be worth a look when it's around the £170 mark for the basic one which is listed at £199 on pre-order by various retailers.
grimlocksbrain

don't the UK get Nintendo land bundled in? I don't think other countries … don't the UK get Nintendo land bundled in? I don't think other countries are gettin that at this price.


mcvuk.com/new…830
It is laughable in 2012 with all the news sites, live feeds and social network sites that companies have at their disposal that we cant get a DEFINITIVE this is the price of the console in the UK, USA and JAPAN.
This is how much the games cost, this is what the service costs, this is what it includes.
We are just over 2 months away from the launch and this info is still not set in stone!
Give people the pricing info and whats included details so they can make an informed judgement!!

Ps... OH how times have changed Nintendo Wii U arrives in the US on Nov 18th, in Europe on Nov 30th and Japan has to wait till last on Dec 8th. I am sure many people can remember importing Jap consoles 6 months to a year ahead of their UK launch date!
I take it that no one has actually been able to place an order for this at SimplyGames yet? Other than that, this should be hot really as it looks to be the best price for the Premium version, especially as Amazon just put theirs up to £284.99 lol.
Are Simply games reputable? I'm tempted or per-order it right now. How can they Simply do it £35 cheaper then Amazon?
Are Simply games reputable? I'm tempted or per-order it right now. How can they Simply do it £35 cheaper then Amazon?
herby247

It is laughable in 2012 with all the news sites, live feeds and social … It is laughable in 2012 with all the news sites, live feeds and social network sites that companies have at their disposal that we cant get a DEFINITIVE this is the price of the console in the UK, USA and JAPAN.This is how much the games cost, this is what the service costs, this is what it includes.We are just over 2 months away from the launch and this info is still not set in stone!Give people the pricing info and whats included details so they can make an informed judgement!!Ps... OH how times have changed Nintendo Wii U arrives in the US on Nov 18th, in Europe on Nov 30th and Japan has to wait till last on Dec 8th. I am sure many people can remember importing Jap consoles 6 months to a year ahead of their UK launch date!



That's because Nintendo haven't set an RRP and won't be. It's up to the retailers how much they mark it up, hence the various prices.

And yes I remember how both Sony and Nintendo used to make us wait months and months for their new consoles. We have Microsoft to thank for putting Europe high up on importance and giving us their new hardware and software at the same time as the rest of the world. Thanks Mr Gates.
herby247

It is laughable in 2012 with all the news sites, live feeds and social … It is laughable in 2012 with all the news sites, live feeds and social network sites that companies have at their disposal that we cant get a DEFINITIVE this is the price of the console in the UK, USA and JAPAN.This is how much the games cost, this is what the service costs, this is what it includes.We are just over 2 months away from the launch and this info is still not set in stone!Give people the pricing info and whats included details so they can make an informed judgement!!!

The reason for this is so that the retailers can compete with each other - offering us the best price. Europe are the winners here, JAP and NA will be losing out. Oh and don't trust the Gamestation prices tweeted earlier until they're online. The Uxbridge store tweeted £259.99 for the basic and £309.99 for the premium, whilst the Redditch store tweeted £209.99 and £249.99
Amazon cant make their mind up they keep switching between

Nintendo Wii U 32GB Premium Pack

£199.99 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery

£284.99 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery
its now £199 on Amazon, should I order it??
ganonshin

its now £199 on Amazon, should I order it??



Ordered and it's gone up again
now its £289 on amazon. if I had ordered at £199 would they honour it? also there is no pre-order button to press on the Simplygames website so cant order it their yet

Edited by: "ganonshin" 13th Sep 2012
ganonshin

its now £199 on Amazon, should I order it??



Try adding it to your basket and see what happens.
Goes up and down every few seconds 289.99, 284.99, 199.99
I ordered when it was £199.99 from Amazon so will be interested if they honor it!
I think amazon have sold out or pre-orders.
Satsui_Ryu

If you're looking at a NINTENDO console and thinking about specs, you're … If you're looking at a NINTENDO console and thinking about specs, you're in the wrong place. It's not about the graphics, but if the thought of [better than] PS3 quality graphics in Zelda don't impress you... well, again, you're probably in the wrong place.I'm not sure how you got "nigh on £300" from a £250 price point either. That's not nigh on, that's £50 difference, and if you consider that a small amount, I'm not entirely sure why you're up in arms about the price in the first place.



I understand what you are saying mate, but roughly matching a 7year old console, as in the 360, shirley you'd expect more?
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