Wii U Console 32GB with Mario Kart 8 NEW (Nintendo Wii U) £178.99 @ Grainger games
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Wii U Console 32GB with Mario Kart 8 NEW (Nintendo Wii U) £178.99 @ Grainger games

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Found 25th Apr 2017
Wii U Console 32GB with Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo Wii U)Contents:- Wii U Console Black with 32gb Internal Flash memory- Mario Kart 8- Wii U GamePad- Wii U GamePad Stylus- Wii U GamePad Cradle- Wii U GamePad Stand- Wii U Console Stand- Wii U AC Adapter- AC Adapter- Wii U GamePad AC Adapter- HDMI Cable (1.5m)- Sensor Bar

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You're better off waiting for a good Switch and MK8 Deluxe bundle then spending nearly £200 on a dead platform. Plus this version doesn't come with the extra characters, tracks and battle mode and isn't portable either.

Even this is better value in the long run:
hotukdeals.com/dea…350
Edited by: "jamesianmoore" 25th Apr 2017
jamesianmoore

My point is that nearly £200 for a Wii U isn't a good deal, when you can … My point is that nearly £200 for a Wii U isn't a good deal, when you can probably find an Xbox One or PS4 for a similar price!



A PS4 or X1 is no good to someone who wants a Wii U though, is it?
MazingerZ

Rubbish deal!! Who are the dopey people voting hot for a failed console … Rubbish deal!! Who are the dopey people voting hot for a failed console that should be sub £100



^ Why does it bother you so much? I've had my Wii U since launch and I've played it to death, loads of fun games on it. If you're just going to bleat a rather boring opinion, you're missing out on a lot of fun.
Edited by: "johnthehuman" 25th Apr 2017
daBluone

Over £100 less. Large back catalogue. Still works.


not to mention the soft modding ability
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You're better off waiting for a good Switch and MK8 Deluxe bundle then spending nearly £200 on a dead platform. Plus this version doesn't come with the extra characters, tracks and battle mode and isn't portable either.

Even this is better value in the long run:
hotukdeals.com/dea…350
Edited by: "jamesianmoore" 25th Apr 2017
jamesianmoore

You're better off waiting for a good Switch and MK8 Deluxe bundle then … You're better off waiting for a good Switch and MK8 Deluxe bundle then spending nearly £200 on a dead platform. Plus this version doesn't come with the extra characters, tracks and battle mode and isn't portable either.Even this is better value in the long run:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/nintendo-switch-mario-kart-8-309-99-smyths-instore-2672350



Over £100 less. Large back catalogue. Still works.
jamesianmoore

You're better off waiting for a good Switch and MK8 Deluxe bundle then … You're better off waiting for a good Switch and MK8 Deluxe bundle then spending nearly £200 on a dead platform. Plus this version doesn't come with the extra characters, tracks and battle mode and isn't portable either.Even this is better value in the long run:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/nintendo-switch-mario-kart-8-309-99-smyths-instore-2672350



I've got both!

Switch is great, but it's essentially a (very well made) portable Wii U.

If you aren't the sort to play games on the go I can see why folk might still fancy picking up a cheap Wii U.

Especially if the price continues to drop.

Some great and cheap titles to be had.

And aside from the inclusion of a decent battle mode, there's nowt on the Switch MK8 you can't get on on the Wii U via DLC. That'd cost just over a tenner more.

We've Zelda BOTW on both platforms (because... kids) - have to say it's VERY impressive on the Wii U.




Edited by: "CaptainSocks" 25th Apr 2017
jamesianmoore

You're better off waiting for a good Switch and MK8 Deluxe bundle then … You're better off waiting for a good Switch and MK8 Deluxe bundle then spending nearly £200 on a dead platform. Plus this version doesn't come with the extra characters, tracks and battle mode and isn't portable either.Even this is better value in the long run:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/nintendo-switch-mario-kart-8-309-99-smyths-instore-2672350



Free online play and a large library of cheap games; still plenty of value in this for lots of people
jona77

I'm guessing Grainger games are trying to extract more money from … I'm guessing Grainger games are trying to extract more money from customers than their previous price on this of £149.99!



I think that was Smyths with Splatoon.
daBluone

Over £100 less. Large back catalogue. Still works.


not to mention the soft modding ability
I want to get a Wii U but really £150 should be the max for it now.
Cold got it from Smyths with Splatoon for £149.
My point is that nearly £200 for a Wii U isn't a good deal, when you can probably find an Xbox One or PS4 for a similar price!

Edited by: "jamesianmoore" 25th Apr 2017
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Still plenty of life in the Wii U, very good catalogue of 1st Party games.

It will only become harder to get and the price will go up further.
jamesianmoore

My point is that nearly £200 for a Wii U isn't a good deal, when you can … My point is that nearly £200 for a Wii U isn't a good deal, when you can probably find an Xbox One or PS4 for a similar price!



A PS4 or X1 is no good to someone who wants a Wii U though, is it?
Joshimitsu91

A PS4 or X1 is no good to someone who wants a Wii U though, is it?


His likely comeback to that would be - who wants a Wii U?

I got tons of mileage out of mine and def wouldn't be able to game as much as I did if I had a PS4 or Xbox due to off tv play.
This is still a decent console. I love it! Good range of games that give hours of fun.
Yeah you're correct it was smyths with splatoon at £150!
Rubbish deal!! Who are the dopey people voting hot for a failed console that should be sub £100
Edited by: "MazingerZ" 25th Apr 2017
jamesianmoore

You're better off waiting for a good Switch and MK8 Deluxe bundle then … You're better off waiting for a good Switch and MK8 Deluxe bundle then spending nearly £200 on a dead platform. Plus this version doesn't come with the extra characters, tracks and battle mode and isn't portable either.Even this is better value in the long run:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/nintendo-switch-mario-kart-8-309-99-smyths-instore-2672350


There is a lot of mileage to be had out of a Wii U if you haven't had one before - Super Mario 3D World, New Super Mario/Luigi Bros, Donkey Kong, Yoshi, Kirby, Pikmin 3, Splatoon, Bayonetta 2, The Wonderful 101, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Zombi U, plus two HD Zelda remasters - not to mention Wii backwards compatibility.

Sure, I would expect it to be cheaper by now (I paid less for mine 2 years ago!), but if it's going to hold it's value like this then that could also work in your favour once you're done with it and trying to sell it on, by which time the Switch should have a few more must-have games.

jsty3105

His likely comeback to that would be - who wants a Wii U? I got tons of … His likely comeback to that would be - who wants a Wii U? I got tons of mileage out of mine and def wouldn't be able to game as much as I did if I had a PS4 or Xbox due to off tv play.


Both the PS4 and Xbox One have PC apps that you can stream to, if you find off-TV play useful. I know it's not like they give you a free laptop/tablet to do that with but I've found them very useful - when the TV's in use sometimes I'll pick up my Wii U Gamepad to play some Zelda, sometimes I'll open my laptop and play some Bloodborne or Gears of War.
paulj48

not to mention the soft modding ability


Oooh, that soft-modding.
MazingerZ

Rubbish deal!! Who are the dopey people voting hot for a failed console … Rubbish deal!! Who are the dopey people voting hot for a failed console that should be sub £100



^ Why does it bother you so much? I've had my Wii U since launch and I've played it to death, loads of fun games on it. If you're just going to bleat a rather boring opinion, you're missing out on a lot of fun.
Edited by: "johnthehuman" 25th Apr 2017
I think the Wii U is still worth this price as lots of great games for it. You'd pay as much for a 3DS XL with no games.
paulj48

not to mention the soft modding ability



Which is great for playing some of those hard to find games like Tank Tank Tank.
Brazilian method
jsty3105

His likely comeback to that would be - who wants a Wii U? I got tons of … His likely comeback to that would be - who wants a Wii U? I got tons of mileage out of mine and def wouldn't be able to game as much as I did if I had a PS4 or Xbox due to off tv play.



​Actually I have a Wii U so I can understand why someone would want one, but not at £180 in 2017.
jamesianmoore

You're better off waiting for a good Switch and MK8 Deluxe bundle then … You're better off waiting for a good Switch and MK8 Deluxe bundle then spending nearly £200 on a dead platform. Plus this version doesn't come with the extra characters, tracks and battle mode and isn't portable either.Even this is better value in the long run:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/nintendo-switch-mario-kart-8-309-99-smyths-instore-2672350


Not really, id rather buy this over the switch, wii U has some great games and if you have kids this is an amazing deal.

R.I.P. WiiU

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I more then happy with the B Grade Wii U I got from Game last week with Mario Kart pre-installed (as it was the Splatoon bundle) for £110. I've been trying to catch these £150 Wii U offers for years with no luck & now I feel sad I've been missing out all this time. I'd been just playing it once a year at EGX but Nintendo weren't there last year and that was a real let down.

I really hope it still has a couple more years in it & that online doesn't get ruined by hackers completely. Then I see how the Switch is looking but I'm sure it will still be too expensive.
Not being funny but £180 for a Wii U is indefensible! Two main reasons:

- It's old tech. The Xbox 360 and PS3 have 10x the back catalogue and both are a fraction of the cost new.

- The Wii U was £280 at launch... FIVE YEARS AGO. Barely £100 difference for a 5 year old, defunct flop of a console is not a good deal in my opinion.

At £150 you could argue that's a half decent deal but this is classic stingy Nintendo. The same Nintendo that never endingly and deliberately throttles production of all its most wanted items. Don't defend them, they can do so much better.
heeljames

Not being funny but £180 for a Wii U is indefensible! Two main reasons:- … Not being funny but £180 for a Wii U is indefensible! Two main reasons:- It's old tech. The Xbox 360 and PS3 have 10x the back catalogue and both are a fraction of the cost new.- The Wii U was £280 at launch... FIVE YEARS AGO. Barely £100 difference for a 5 year old, defunct flop of a console is not a good deal in my opinion. At £150 you could argue that's a half decent deal but this is classic stingy Nintendo. The same Nintendo that never endingly and deliberately throttles production of all its most wanted items. Don't defend them, they can do so much better.



I see your point, and half agree with it. But the flip side is that you know that when you buy Nintendo it will hold its value. When I shelled out almost 50 notes for BotW, I did so in the happy knowledge it wasn't going to be a tenner in a year's time like a lot of XBO/PS4 releases. And I took advantage of the high WiiU second hand price when I sold my WiiU to finance a Switch purchase. So... swings and roundabouts.
Yas

R.I.P. WiiU



Darksiders: Warmastered Edition and World to the West getting released next month!

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superpanda

Cold got it from Smyths with Splatoon for £149.


BRB, just grabbing my TARDIS! (_;)
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heeljames

Not being funny but £180 for a Wii U is indefensible! Two main reasons:- … Not being funny but £180 for a Wii U is indefensible! Two main reasons:- It's old tech. The Xbox 360 and PS3 have 10x the back catalogue and both are a fraction of the cost new.- The Wii U was £280 at launch... FIVE YEARS AGO. Barely £100 difference for a 5 year old, defunct flop of a console is not a good deal in my opinion. At £150 you could argue that's a half decent deal but this is classic stingy Nintendo. The same Nintendo that never endingly and deliberately throttles production of all its most wanted items. Don't defend them, they can do so much better.



Old tech? Sorry remind me how well the 360 and PS3 stream games to a handheld tablet for off-TV play?
johnthehuman

Old tech? Sorry remind me how well the 360 and PS3 stream games to a … Old tech? Sorry remind me how well the 360 and PS3 stream games to a handheld tablet for off-TV play?



To be fair, off-screen play was the most disappointing thing about the WiiU. A big old premium for the screen controller, and I couln't even take it into the next room without it failing! The Switch is what the WiiU should have been.
Yas

To be fair, off-screen play was the most disappointing thing about the … To be fair, off-screen play was the most disappointing thing about the WiiU. A big old premium for the screen controller, and I couln't even take it into the next room without it failing! The Switch is what the WiiU should have been.


Differed from person to person - I had no issues bringing it to the bedroom. And my Wii U was under my TV cabinet with loads of other interference nearby from other electronics around it. Could even close both the living room door and my bedroom door and still have a stable enough connection to play as long as I didn't move the GamePad around.

But yeah, the Switch is what the Wii U should have been.
Edited by: "jsty3105" 25th Apr 2017
heeljames

Not being funny but £180 for a Wii U is indefensible! Two main reasons:- … Not being funny but £180 for a Wii U is indefensible! Two main reasons:- It's old tech. The Xbox 360 and PS3 have 10x the back catalogue and both are a fraction of the cost new.- The Wii U was £280 at launch... FIVE YEARS AGO. Barely £100 difference for a 5 year old, defunct flop of a console is not a good deal in my opinion. At £150 you could argue that's a half decent deal but this is classic stingy Nintendo. The same Nintendo that never endingly and deliberately throttles production of all its most wanted items. Don't defend them, they can do so much better.


Nothing stingy about this - pure economics and balance sheet balancing going on. They've spent the past few years reporting losses and can't afford to do so continually. Writing off the Wii U by making a big loss on each unit sold will paint large red numbers in their accounts which will be reported in the press as another indication of doom for Nintendo's company value. The Wii U was a mistake and a fairly expensive one - writing it down would be a bigger financial mistake.
jsty3105

Nothing stingy about this - pure economics and balance sheet balancing … Nothing stingy about this - pure economics and balance sheet balancing going on. They've spent the past few years reporting losses and can't afford to do so continually. Writing off the Wii U by making a big loss on each unit sold will paint large red numbers in their accounts which will be reported in the press as another indication of doom for Nintendo's company value. The Wii U was a mistake and a fairly expensive one - writing it down would be a bigger financial mistake.


Sorry but I can't feel any sympathy for Nintendo losing money.

Firstly the WiiU was a poor idea from its inception, they tried to repeat the Wii's success without paying any attention to the fact that the market had already moved on way before the Wii U was ever released.

Secondly, Nintendo are their own worst enemy. They've recently announced that they're stopping production of the Mini NES. You know, that console that's hugely popular and has been sold out ever since launch. Not sold out due to sheer demand though. Sold out because Nintendo were shipping single digit stock numbers to major retailers. Amiibo are another recent example of Nintendo's sheer incompetence. During the hype months they were unobtainable. Nintendo always fail to make supply match demand.

Had Nintendo dropped the price of the Wii U to £150 2-3 years ago they would have sold a lot more consoles, got more people buying their games and could have saved the console. Nintendo display such blindingly obvious arrogance it really surprised me how many people still support them. The Switch looks cool but it launched with literally 4 games and has a very sparse line up going to Xmas. The upcoming SNES mini will inevitably be a huge success and similarly unourchasable due to supply and demand. Nintendo make great products, but they're a shocking business.
We know for a fact that major stores still have new Wii U consoles in stock, hopefully there should be some deals from £150 and below soon. Once that stock is gone it's only going to be available second hand. I really wanted brand new as I plan to keep the console.
Yas

To be fair, off-screen play was the most disappointing thing about the … To be fair, off-screen play was the most disappointing thing about the WiiU. A big old premium for the screen controller, and I couln't even take it into the next room without it failing! The Switch is what the WiiU should have been.



​My Wii U is upstairs and I can play on the pad downstairs? The range isn't as bad as the WiFi or left Joycon on the Switch.
Edited by: "Decoded" 25th Apr 2017
Cold because grainger are a very dodgy retailer and they are trying to get rid of like-new open box consoles as "new" scum!
Marky1987

We know for a fact that major stores still have new Wii U consoles in … We know for a fact that major stores still have new Wii U consoles in stock, hopefully there should be some deals from £150 and below soon. Once that stock is gone it's only going to be available second hand. I really wanted brand new as I plan to keep the console.



I think Smyths is the only major store that still has the Wii U. Once they sell out there, the price will only increase by sellers online. I have the feeling even Littlewoods don't sell it anymore and they were obviously making a profit selling them for a small fortune!
Love the passion in these Wii U threads!

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I got the £100 wii u grade c deal other day, glad i got it as had £20 off in credit, but oh man did the console come scratched....looked like it had been in a sand pit
But £80 for some awesome nintendo action
jsty3105

Differed from person to person - I had no issues bringing it to the … Differed from person to person - I had no issues bringing it to the bedroom. And my Wii U was under my TV cabinet with loads of other interference nearby from other electronics around it. Could even close both the living room door and my bedroom door and still have a stable enough connection to play as long as I didn't move the GamePad around. But yeah, the Switch is what the Wii U should have been.



mine does not work 5ft away through a bedroom wall.
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