Wii u 8gb basic pc world/currys instore for £129.91!!
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Wii u 8gb basic pc world/currys instore for £129.91!!

£129.91Currys Deals
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Found 19th Feb 2014
Wow!! Just went to Currys/pcworld in Guildford, Surrey to pick up the cheap wii u headset for £1.91 and saw loads of wii u consoles both basic for £129.91 and premium. Not sure on price on premium there was no label but I'm guessing they might be £169 like someone else posted. Just bought the amazon basic bundle but happy with that as like all the games plus extra controllers so not too gutted at this price. I'm guessing this is store specific as online they don't even show wii u consoles anymore.
Ps this is my first ever deal post I think so be gentle! Price is confirmed in the photo on the label. This branch had about 15 wii u console boxes out and about 2 or 3 of the wii u chat headsets left.

197 Comments

Good find! You can post the pictre bigger in the comments section using the third icn in from the left an pasting your pic url.

Makes sense. Wii U's not selling, stores want to get rid of stock. Not sure why some people fail to believe it will drop low in price this year. I'm still waiting for the premium to drop just a little more.

http://cdn.overclock.net/f/ff/ff93b11f_132353322733-mother-of-god-super-.jpeg

Great price, I just hope the console continues to get games after all the 1st party games come out in the next year. Hopefully Mario Kart 8 saves it.

deaddrama

Great price, I just hope the console continues to get games after all the … Great price, I just hope the console continues to get games after all the 1st party games come out in the next year. Hopefully Mario Kart 8 saves it.



I hope it's saved too. Nintendo make quality games. I'd be playing my Wii more if only it was HD...can't stand low def these days. I play my 3DS a lot, though.

Original Poster

Here is the pic zoomed in sorry for the quality....
http://i58.tinypic.com/eu2ars.jpg

is the premium worth the extra £40? gonna take the plunge if i can sourse any

jamstaruk1972

is the premium worth the extra £40? gonna take the plunge if i can sourse … is the premium worth the extra £40? gonna take the plunge if i can sourse any



I think the premiums only worth it if you download games from the shop frequently

deaddrama

Great price, I just hope the console continues to get games after all the … Great price, I just hope the console continues to get games after all the 1st party games come out in the next year. Hopefully Mario Kart 8 saves it.



something needs to save it!

techradar.com/new…965

Im sorely tempted - surely the price won't drop much more if mario kart 8 is on the horizon

Premium not worth the extra £40. Just buy an external hard drive 500gb for about £40. Then u have a wiiu with 500gb instead of 32gn

Good deal if you can get to Guildford.

DannGo

Makes sense. Wii U's not selling, stores want to get rid of stock. Not … Makes sense. Wii U's not selling, stores want to get rid of stock. Not sure why some people fail to believe it will drop low in price this year. I'm still waiting for the premium to drop just a little more.

I think it's less that people don't believe there'll be a drop in price and that knowing that there's already been one official price cut already and knowing that Nintendo has publicly said there'll be no further price cuts it means that any price reduction will be retailer led and likely to be store specific.

So, there's likely going to be cheap deals about for Wii Us but it won't be an across-the-board price drop. Dropping the official price further means another drop in operating profit for Nintendo and that's not a desirable outcome for the company.

Why on Earth did I buy this on launch. What a waste of money.

I do play it - occasionally - but the deprecation is ridiculous.
Edited by: "EngineerD" 19th Feb 2014

EngineerD

Why on Earth did I buy this on launch. What a waste of money.I do play it … Why on Earth did I buy this on launch. What a waste of money.I do play it - occasionally - but the deprecation is ridiculous.



What'd you pay at launch?

Would of been 350 at launch lol

chrisbass

something needs to save … something needs to save it!http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/consoles/ouch-gdc-poll-reveals-only-4-of-game-developers-care-about-the-wii-u-1225965



Hmmm - that seems to be a poll including the smaller indie developers who simply aren't in that market - even the ps3 only gets 20 p/c, XBOne less than that.. Lots of small dev companies are making mobile games now - not to be confused with your blockbuster titles that come to console. Flappy Bird is all well and good, but is not the reason you bought your next gen console!
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Revzman's dream is one step closer to a reality and one step away from giving up annoying everybody. Might take a look in my local Currys on the way home to see if I can bag that deal as well.

Good price for new heat added, from past experience I do not like buying game consoles second hand. I'm looking to get one for a birthday in august but not sure whether to wait it out and see if it will come down much more in price than this or get one at this price and just keeping it aside?

I was ridiculed by the fanbois before xmas for suggesting that these would be £129 by Easter.

Smuuuuug mode.

Another £30 to go, by end of Summer I reckon, and I'll bite.

TBH... I'll buy every Nintendo consol as their first party games are worth it. Third party games are a bonus, but not a deal breaker for me.

In fact, I still think the best combination is a nintendo consol and a PC.

crabby

What's the difference between basic and premium?

Tempted to nip in Curry's on the way home at this price!

Will go look in my local store, thanks

Not got one of these but tempted to buy for the new Mario Kart. Is it worth it?

Towelie

What's the difference between basic and premium?Tempted to nip in Curry's … What's the difference between basic and premium?Tempted to nip in Curry's on the way home at this price!



The main differences are:
Basic Vs Premium
8Gb memory vs 32gb memory (both expandable with usb hdd though)
White vs black
gamepad is wall charger only vs wall charger with a dock
no games Vs nintendo land included

If you don't want nintendo land, a dock or a black console and gamepad the basic will do you. Then again colour is the main difference ,the dock and game are both available separately fairly cheap. 32Gb fills up very quickly so if you want to download games get a hard drive on either, I only downloaded assassins creed 3 on mine and the 32Gb soon went

Edit:
Dock add on from premium is under £5 if currys has it while you're there currys.co.uk/gbu…tml
Edited by: "everett_psycho" 19th Feb 2014

hornerr

What'd you pay at launch?



I paid £300 for the premium model at launch.

It's my own fault really, I have never enjoyed many of Nintendo's first party games, I was fooled by the advertising Nintendo did to attract more 'core' gamers.

I don't want to sell it though because my girlfriend plays Wind Waker and they might one day make a full Pokemon game for the Wii U. Without these factors it would have been on eBay months ago.


Edited by: "EngineerD" 19th Feb 2014

Are these backward compatible with wii games?

Neiliboy

Are these backward compatible with wii games?



Yes, the backwards compatibility is pretty much perfect.

Oooh might pick one up if only to play Sin and Punishment again.

Original Poster

Neiliboy

Are these backward compatible with wii games?


Apparently so! I'm Selling my wii and games but keeping a few wii games I still like.

EngineerD

Yes, the backwards compatibility is pretty much perfect.



Don't forget you can play wii games on just the gamepad if you're TV is in use

Banned

I think this'll be the standard price from here on in.

Big brave aggressive move from Nintendo. Lots of misconceptions about how it costs them to make (a magazine estimated over $200 2 years ago largely based on the controller - by now if Nintendo can't get the controller made for less than $25 it's doing something wrong as there are now bargain basement tablets available that better it).

At this price I'd say it's worth a go.


Byron78

I think this'll be the standard price from here on in.Big brave … I think this'll be the standard price from here on in.Big brave aggressive move from Nintendo. Lots of misconceptions about how it costs them to make (a magazine estimated over $200 2 years ago largely based on the controller - by now if Nintendo can't get the controller made for less than $25 it's doing something wrong as there are now bargain basement tablets available that better it).At this price I'd say it's worth a go.



The GamePad for parts alone had an estimated cost of $79.25. You need to consider all the parts that are in the thing. It has volume control, mic, 3.5mm jack, multiple sensors and NFC technology, Wifi and to top it off a touch screen. Putting all that together for under $25 would be impossible.

Edit: the estimate costs also excludes labour, packaging, loading and shipping.
Edited by: "puddleuk" 19th Feb 2014

Brilliant find!

Still overpriced.

I paid £349.99 for the Zombi U premium pack back at launch lol £49.99 for mario and £49.99 for sonic transformed. £450 at launch and I can now raise a grand total of £130 for selling it all on ebay........Don't regret it though as when Nintendo games come out I'm all over it recently and Wii games like resident evil zero and remake. Donkey Kong time this weekend!

oh yeah is there anyway to hack the wii emulator part to play retail gamecube games off a a disc yet?

I got the premium for £169.91 with Fifa thrown in just now

bemaniac

oh yeah is there anyway to hack the wii emulator part to play retail … oh yeah is there anyway to hack the wii emulator part to play retail gamecube games off a a disc yet?



Technically the games could run on the system, but lack of controller and memory card ports prevent any sort of gameplay. Just have to wait for GameCube titles to get ported to Eshop.

Great price but this is sinking faster than the Dreamcast and it had a better selection of games...

Nintendo has lost its way, regurgitating the same titles over and over again. If they're not careful they could disappear and that would be a sad day for gaming :(.
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