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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild (Wii U) - £44.99 @ Smyths Toys
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild (Wii U) - £44.99 @ Smyths Toys

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild (Wii U) - £44.99 @ Smyths Toys

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Cheapest I've seen it, £3 cheaper than Tesco and Amazon.

For those that don't want to buy a switch to play it.

** UPDATE: Can't pre-order online

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Heat added as cheapest option I can see at the moment.
I'm hoping they'll have stock available in store on launch this Friday.

SuperEd

Good price, managed to nab one from Amazon early this morning after Very couldn't confirm if i'd get my copy or not!

Heat added

lets hope it lives up to the hype, I'm holding off on a Switch until Christmas time so will be playing this on the Wii U. I wonder what differences between the Wii U and Switch versions will be, will the Wii U utilise the gamepad's touch screen, if so this would be an advantage over the Switch.

paulj48

lets hope it lives up to the hype, I'm holding off on a Switch until … lets hope it lives up to the hype, I'm holding off on a Switch until Christmas time so will be playing this on the Wii U. I wonder what differences between the Wii U and Switch versions will be, will the Wii U utilise the gamepad's touch screen, if so this would be an advantage over the Switch.


Plenty of videos on YouTube in the last few days...but in short it looks like they got rid of the gamepad features that were shown a while back

paulj48

lets hope it lives up to the hype, I'm holding off on a Switch until … lets hope it lives up to the hype, I'm holding off on a Switch until Christmas time so will be playing this on the Wii U. I wonder what differences between the Wii U and Switch versions will be, will the Wii U utilise the gamepad's touch screen, if so this would be an advantage over the Switch.



Graphically they look very similar now, the main difference is that the Wii U drops frames in combat quite frequently or in built up areas.

I've never paid £45 for a new game unless it was some kind of special edition. Sooooo... no thanks Nintendo.

RM1975

Plenty of videos on YouTube in the last few days...but in short it looks … Plenty of videos on YouTube in the last few days...but in short it looks like they got rid of the gamepad features that were shown a while back



Its been known for a couple of months that they got rid of the gampad features on the Wii U version. Thats not recent news.

Gedfaz

Its been known for a couple of months that they got rid of the gampad … Its been known for a couple of months that they got rid of the gampad features on the Wii U version. Thats not recent news.


Indeed, the new videos of people playing just confirm it

i cant add to basket. I tried to the other day too. I'll have to walk over to the store on the day.

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ScarboroughFair

i cant add to basket. I tried to the other day too. I'll have to walk … i cant add to basket. I tried to the other day too. I'll have to walk over to the store on the day.


Thanks for letting me know, I've updated the description!

SuperEd

Played 20 mins or so of this recently at a Ninty event and was seriously blown away how good it was, details and the mechanics are amazing.

If you're not sure, grab it!

Buccaneered this a couple a days ago. Nintendo's own fault for having bobbins security on their servers.

driftingpyros

Thanks for letting me know, I've updated the description!


I was planning to apply the PRE5 voucher which takes off £5 on preorders.

I honestly cannot believe after all the years of hype and waiting around Nintendo have not bothered to make enough copies of this available to Wii U owners, they really couldn't care less about the loyal Nintendo fans who supported the Wii U.

goonertillidie

Good price, managed to nab one from Amazon early this morning after Very … Good price, managed to nab one from Amazon early this morning after Very couldn't confirm if i'd get my copy or not!Heat added



I managed to get one on Amazon this morning too. They gave me a date of the 7th for delivery, which I'm happy about as it may just give enough time to check out Sainsburys and Smyths this Friday before they dispatch.


Edited by: "FloatingWilson" 1st Mar

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killerboy32

I honestly cannot believe after all the years of hype and waiting around … I honestly cannot believe after all the years of hype and waiting around Nintendo have not bothered to make enough copies of this available to Wii U owners, they really couldn't care less about the loyal Nintendo fans who supported the Wii U.


I agree! Part of why I bought the Wii U and I struggled to find it on sale even on the Nintendo Store :/.

SuperEd

Ninbox4

I managed to get one on Amazon this morning too. They gave me a date of … I managed to get one on Amazon this morning too. They gave me a date of the 7th for delivery, which I'm happy about as it may just give enough time to check out Sainsburys and Smyths this Friday before they dispatch.



Estd 4th March here, still tempted to go out and buy launch day though!

I preordered this in 2014 and got it for £35 on amazon, glad I did :')

ScarboroughFair

I was planning to apply the PRE5 voucher which takes off £5 on preorders.


I tried to buy Zelda with the PRE5 code but it didn't work, only on ME Andromeda and GR Wildlands now. I contacted them and they said it wasn't available on Zelda and there was nothing they could/would do to change that

smythstoys.com/uk/…er/

killerboy32

I honestly cannot believe after all the years of hype and waiting around … I honestly cannot believe after all the years of hype and waiting around Nintendo have not bothered to make enough copies of this available to Wii U owners, they really couldn't care less about the loyal Nintendo fans who supported the Wii U.



​Have they not produced many for the wii u?

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gemvis

​Have they not produced many for the wii u?



It's not as widely available. The Nintendo Store and Argos only stock the Switch version.

killerboy32

I honestly cannot believe after all the years of hype and waiting around … I honestly cannot believe after all the years of hype and waiting around Nintendo have not bothered to make enough copies of this available to Wii U owners, they really couldn't care less about the loyal Nintendo fans who supported the Wii U.


Surely you can just download it off the Eshop i know its not the same/more expensive but it makes it instantly available.

It may be the best deal currently available for this product but, to state the obvious, that doesn't automatically make it a great deal.

MadeInBeats

I've never paid £45 for a new game unless it was some kind of special … I've never paid £45 for a new game unless it was some kind of special edition. Sooooo... no thanks Nintendo.


Precisely. Giving 'Heat' to a Wii U game priced at nearly £45 is ludicrous so I certainly won't be doing so.

RM1975

they got rid of the gamepad features that were shown a while back


I ordered from simply games Monday. Dispatched email today ☺

darksideby182

Surely you can just download it off the Eshop i know its not the … Surely you can just download it off the Eshop i know its not the same/more expensive but it makes it instantly available.


I believe digital purchases for Nintendo are locked to the console and not an account, so if your console develops a fault you've lost your entire library of games.
I personally wouldn't risk it and the prices are ridiculous, also you might need to expand the memory as the Wii U only has 32gb/8gb which is an additional expense.
For such a big release you'd expect there to be more copies available and at a sensible price.

killerboy32

I believe digital purchases for Nintendo are locked to the console and … I believe digital purchases for Nintendo are locked to the console and not an account, so if your console develops a fault you've lost your entire library of games.I personally wouldn't risk it and the prices are ridiculous, also you might need to expand the memory as the Wii U only has 32gb/8gb which is an additional expense.For such a big release you'd expect there to be more copies available and at a sensible price.


Where has this info come from that there is a shortage?

darksideby182

Where has this info come from that there is a shortage?


The fact that nobody can buy it for under £44.99. If many retailers had a lot of Wii U stock you would expect some price competition but that's hardly happening. Amazon haven't had pre-order stock available for some time now which gives the impression that Ninty are not printing many Wii U copies. Going by history this would be a similar situation to the Twilight Princess dual release on gamecube/wii. I don't wanna pay £45 for a new Zelda game but I might have to if I want a hardcopy for the Wii U. Or, you know... it might just be Nintendo purposefully withholding stock in order to increase sale value..... who knows!

darksideby182

Where has this info come from that there is a shortage?



JC2MULTIPLAYER000

The fact that nobody can buy it for under £44.99. If many retailers had a … The fact that nobody can buy it for under £44.99. If many retailers had a lot of Wii U stock you would expect some price competition but that's hardly happening. Amazon haven't had pre-order stock available for some time now which gives the impression that Ninty are not printing many Wii U copies. Going by history this would be a similar situation to the Twilight Princess dual release on gamecube/wii. I don't wanna pay £45 for a new Zelda game but I might have to if I want a hardcopy for the Wii U. Or, you know... it might just be Nintendo purposefully withholding stock in order to increase sale value..... who knows!



They need to figure something out because there are zero Switches in the wild (soon to be around 2 million) and 13/14 million Wii Us... which console are they likely to be making more money on BotW in the short term? How long will it take Switch to make 14 million user base?

Personally, I spent a lot of money on Wii U... I have no issue playing BotW on CEMU or Loadiine if it doesn't drop to the £35 mark... my conscience would be clear.
Edited by: "MadeInBeats" 1st Mar

Tbh if you gonna pirate it who gives a **** what the price may drop too. (No I'm not getting on my high horse couldn't give a monkey's)
Still not sure about the shortage remarks to many ifs and buts.
Edited by: "darksideby182" 1st Mar

​ not true actually. digital purchases are tied to your account. it's only your account that's tied to the wii u. if your console develops a fault, send it to Nintendo and they'll sort it out.

not super convenient of course but it's definitely not true that you'll lose your purchases.

there are numerous examples online of ppl who had issues with their console or had it stolen and Nintendo just restored the purchases. Save games are lost forever though

killerboy32

I believe digital purchases for Nintendo are locked to the console and … I believe digital purchases for Nintendo are locked to the console and not an account, so if your console develops a fault you've lost your entire library of games.I personally wouldn't risk it and the prices are ridiculous, also you might need to expand the memory as the Wii U only has 32gb/8gb which is an additional expense.For such a big release you'd expect there to be more copies available and at a sensible price.


MadeInBeats

I've never paid £45 for a new game unless it was some kind of special … I've never paid £45 for a new game unless it was some kind of special edition. Sooooo... no thanks Nintendo.


Definitely with you on this one

jsty3105

​ not true actually. digital purchases are tied to your account. it's o … ​ not true actually. digital purchases are tied to your account. it's only your account that's tied to the wii u. if your console develops a fault, send it to Nintendo and they'll sort it out.not super convenient of course but it's definitely not true that you'll lose your purchases.there are numerous examples online of ppl who had issues with their console or had it stolen and Nintendo just restored the purchases. Save games are lost forever though


Sorry my mistake, so if you buy a preowned Wii U are the previous owners account or games still on the console?

killerboy32

Sorry my mistake, so if you buy a preowned Wii U are the previous owners … Sorry my mistake, so if you buy a preowned Wii U are the previous owners account or games still on the console?


Yes, there's a very good chance of that happening because only Nintendo can unlink a Wii U from your account.

powerbrick

Buccaneered this a couple a days ago. Nintendo's own fault for having … Buccaneered this a couple a days ago. Nintendo's own fault for having bobbins security on their servers.



Do you mean you pirated it?

driftingpyros

It's not as widely available. The Nintendo Store and Argos only stock the … It's not as widely available. The Nintendo Store and Argos only stock the Switch version.



​Afraid I have to disagree:

m.store.nintendo.co.uk/gam…tml

Good price for a launch day game that will be hard to come by. Most stores won't stock Wii U games any more, and those that do will charge £60.

This looks like it could be worse than the GC TP situation.

If stock is on a short supply as this thread seems to indicate, that's very shoddy from Nintendo.

There's a loyal Wii u fanbase out there who have been patiently waiting for 2 years for the game. To then release a reduced quantity for the Wii u (presumably hoping it will make fans jump you the switch) is very poor indeed and smacks of disloyalty.

I love Zelda, but am not planning on buying a switch yet (or possibly at all, if the games line up doesn't improve) and can't justify an rrp of £45

reddwarf555

If stock is on a short supply as this thread seems to indicate, that's … If stock is on a short supply as this thread seems to indicate, that's very shoddy from Nintendo. There's a loyal Wii u fanbase out there who have been patiently waiting for 2 years for the game. To then release a reduced quantity for the Wii u (presumably hoping it will make fans jump you the switch) is very poor indeed and smacks of disloyalty. I love Zelda, but am not planning on buying a switch yet (or possibly at all, if the games line up doesn't improve) and can't justify an rrp of £45[/quo[quote=reddwarf555]If stock is on a short supply as this thread seems to indicate, that's very shoddy from Nintendo. There's a loyal Wii u fanbase out there who have been patiently waiting for 2 years for the game. To then release a reduced quantity for the Wii u (presumably hoping it will make fans jump you the switch) is very poor indeed and smacks of disloyalty. I love Zelda, but am not planning on buying a switch yet (or possibly at all, if the games line up doesn't improve) and can't justify an rrp of £45


Many people have not received their copies from Amazon yet and places like Game are sold out despite charging £59.99!
I think it is probably a deliberate ploy to push people into buying a switch like you said, but it could just lead to more people pirating the game if they can't get hold of a copy at a sensible price.
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