Wii U Premium Console 32GB (Includes Mario Kart 8 + Splatoon) £219.99 @ Smyths
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Wii U Premium Console 32GB (Includes Mario Kart 8 + Splatoon) £219.99 @ Smyths

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Found 5th Feb 2016
Price includes next day delivery to most UK locations. Also available in store with a click and collect option if prefered.

The Mario Kart 8 + Splatoon Wii U Premium Pack includes a pre- installed copy of Mario Kart 8 and a download code for Splatoon.
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A Wii U with its two best games. What's not to like? Much, much better than that other embarrassing and failed product they pushed out, what's it called, the 2DS?

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BuzzDuraband

A Wii U with its two best games. What's not to like?



Cheers mate, two great games indeed.
If only I could get these games for my 2ds
I think this is still overpriced. Especially when there's rumours going around that the NX could be released as early as this year. I'd be **** paying this sort of price only for a month or 2 down the line Nintendo come out and state that the Wii U is indeed going to be replaced pretty soon. It's all pretty bizarre that we've seen the Xbone go for around this price, yet the Wii U has continued to remain so expensive.
Edited by: "Dr_Bawbag" 5th Feb 2016
This seems expensive to me too. No idea why the Wii U continues to be so expensive.

I'd be all over this at £140-£150.
£180 would be the ideal price but £219.99 is still the cheapest around so I voted hot!
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Dr_Bawbag

It's all pretty bizarre that we've seen the Xbone go for around this … It's all pretty bizarre that we've seen the Xbone go for around this price, yet the Wii U has continued to remain so expensive.



The Wii U is hands down a much better system than the Xbox One. So I personally believe that comment is flawed. The PlayStation 4 however, well that's a different story (_;)
nicblaney

If only I could get these games for my 2ds



MK7 is not too shabby! MK8 is MK7 in many ways, just taken on a little further. Despite having MK8 we also regularly play MK7 on our 3DS XL's at home and out. MK7 is similar really in that never gets boring (for me anyway). MK7 has really dated well, probably best reflected in the high retail price STILL!
Dr_Bawbag

I think this is still overpriced. Especially when there's rumours going … I think this is still overpriced. Especially when there's rumours going around that the NX could be released as early as this year. I'd be **** paying this sort of price only for a month or 2 down the line Nintendo come out and state that the Wii U is indeed going to be replaced pretty soon. It's all pretty bizarre that we've seen the Xbone go for around this price, yet the Wii U has continued to remain so expensive.



Whatever your arguments, fact remains neither of those other consoles you mention (and other historical consoles for over 2 decades) have been able to offer anything that gets close to competing with the likes of Mario Kart. What can one do? We want a particular thing, Nintendo are the only ones who are providing it, and they do it quite well.

This bundle also includes a really good shooter that you just won't see on mass volume generic 18 rated shooter games on other consoles.
Nintendo, keep the price as it is to make something called profit.
As the economy of volume has a direct effect, on the cost of manufacturing why make a loss, and sell the same amount, when you can make a profit?
BuzzDuraband

The Wii U is hands down a much better system than the Xbox One. So I … The Wii U is hands down a much better system than the Xbox One. So I personally believe that comment is flawed. The PlayStation 4 however, well that's a different story (_;)



It's not really flawed. The Wii U by all accounts is on the home straight as far longevity goes. Soon to be replaced. Whilst the Xbone is still in its early days. I'm not saying the Wii U is a poor machine and hasn't got a library of games that other consoles can currently compete with, I'm saying I don't consider the Wii U to be value for money when its still retailing for more or less the same price as it was a year or 2 ago. Considering the criticism the Wii U receives as far as support goes, it's only going to get worse now.

It's similar to Sony's handheld. It's arguably the better handheld than its Nintendo counterpart, yet it matters not one jot as its poorly supported and has been largely ignored by Sony. I wouldn't now pay a similar amount for the Sony handheld, that i may have in the past knowing what we know now.
Uncommon Sense

Nintendo, keep the price as it is to make something called profit.As the … Nintendo, keep the price as it is to make something called profit.As the economy of volume has a direct effect, on the cost of manufacturing why make a loss, and sell the same amount, when you can make a profit?



All console see a decrease in manufacturing costs, hence the price drops as each gen evolves. The Wii U hasn't seen much of a price drop over the years and the price drops we have seen have been down to retailers wanting to shift unwanted units and Nintendo being forced to drop the price. You have nothing to back up your manufacturing costs assumption. Whereas I'm basing my assumption on almost every other console that's existed. Especially one that's approaching the end of the road.
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BuzzDuraband

A Wii U with its two best games. What's not to like? Much, much better … A Wii U with its two best games. What's not to like? Much, much better than that other embarrassing and failed product they pushed out, what's it called, the 2DS? 8)Heated



The Wii U itself is a commercial failure too but well, the least worse of the two certainly is the Wii U.
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BuzzDuraband

The Wii U is hands down a much better system than the Xbox One.


The way you're saying is as if you were stating a fact than an opinion. If I were to say that Genesis is better than SNES there'd be people who would disagree with me and they'd be right, it's an opinion.
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Gamer_U

The way you're saying is as if you were stating a fact than an opinion. … The way you're saying is as if you were stating a fact than an opinion. If I were to say that Genesis is better than SNES there'd be people who would disagree with me and they'd be right, it's an opinion.



Why did you quote me before I said "I personally believe"? So your comment made more sense?
Great price. I purchased one and love it. The games library isn`t huge but it about quality not quantity. There is so much depth to the games.
Nintendo have fallen out of fashion that's all. People just think Sony and Microsoft. Just like people think Apple when it comes to mobiles.
Think outside the box and you will be rewarded
Really tempted to get this deal, what games would people recommend and is it worth getting one of the pro controllers as well?
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BuzzDuraband

Why did you quote me before I said "I personally believe"? So your … Why did you quote me before I said "I personally believe"? So your comment made more sense?


Technically speaking in flaws, then the Wii U would have a lot more than the XO does. Let's just not go there.
AliHarper95

Really tempted to get this deal, what games would people recommend and is … Really tempted to get this deal, what games would people recommend and is it worth getting one of the pro controllers as well?


If you find a good price for a Pro controller then yes, the controller lasts ages on a single charge!

You have a great number of games to play on the Wii U...
New Super Mario Bros u/New Super Luigi U
Super Mario 3D World
Bayonetta 2
Mario Kart 8
Splatoon
Pikmin 3
Super Smash Bros U
LoZ Wind Waker HD
Deus EX HR DC
Super Mario Maker
Yoshis Woolly World
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker
Lego City Undercover
The Wonderful 101
Nintendo Land
ZombiU
Hyrule Warriors
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Mario Party 10

I think this is more than enough of absolute quality gaming for someone to get their teeth into if deciding to buy a Wii U
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AliHarper95

Really tempted to get this deal, what games would people recommend and is … Really tempted to get this deal, what games would people recommend and is it worth getting one of the pro controllers as well?



Assassin's Creed: IV Black Flag (WUPC Compat.)
Bayonetta 2 (WUPC Compat.)
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (GamePad-only)
Kirby: Rainbow Paintbrush (GamePad-only and you have to look at the GamePad while playing it)
Lego: City Undercover (GamePad-only but you look at the TV)
Mario Kart 8 (WUPC Compat.)
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (WUPC Compat.)
One Piece: Unlimited World Red (WUPC Compat.)
Pikmin 3 (WUPC Compat.)
Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water (GamePad-only)
Rayman: Legends (WUPC Compat.)
Sonic: Lost World (GamePad-only)
Splatoon (GamePad-only for single player)
Super Mario: 3D World (WUPC Compat.)
Super Smash Bros. (WUPC Compat.)
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (WUPC Compat.)
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD (WUPC Compat.)
The Wonderful 101 (WUPC Compat.)
Yoshi's Wolly World (WUPC Compat.)

This is my personal list of Wii U games that I nitpicked between for the ones I really wanted to the ones I didn't.
Poor deal,not worth this price.
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rimz790

If you find a good price for a Pro controller then yes, the controller … If you find a good price for a Pro controller then yes, the controller lasts ages on a single charge!You have a great number of games to play on the Wii U...New Super Mario Bros u/New Super Luigi USuper Mario 3D WorldBayonetta 2Mario Kart 8SplatoonPikmin 3Super Smash Bros ULoZ Wind Waker HDDeus EX HR DCSuper Mario MakerYoshis Woolly WorldXenoblade Chronicles XDonkey Kong Tropical FreezeCaptain Toad Treasure TrackerLego City UndercoverThe Wonderful 101Nintendo LandZombiUHyrule WarriorsKirby and the Rainbow CurseMario Party 10I think this is more than enough of absolute quality gaming for someone to get their teeth into if deciding to buy a Wii U


Gamer_U



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I like my Wii U and I'm a huge fan of Nintendo's first party stable of games, I think their quality is unmatched. However sometimes it does get a little disillusioning knowing there isn't a great deal else available or upcoming. If you buy a Wii U now, you probably will have played all that's worth playing within 6-8 months.

I think this is a good deal though, Mario Kart and Splatoon are probably worth around £50 together, so the console itself is perhaps closer to the price point people think it should be at.
Thank you Gamer_U and Rimz790, that's certainly convinced me that I need to get one, now just to find the games cheap
Picked one up on Tesco Direct last weekend for the same price. Back up to £249 now
BuzzDuraband

The Wii U is hands down a much better system than the Xbox One. So I … The Wii U is hands down a much better system than the Xbox One. So I personally believe that comment is flawed. The PlayStation 4 however, well that's a different story (_;)


The difference for me, and reason I won't buy a Wii U at a comparable price to the XB1, is that the XB1 still has third party support and will have for the forseeable future. The Wii U doesn't have that.

Yes the majority of Nintendo's games are brilliant, and they're the reason I want one eventually. But with Nintendo gearing up to launch the NX in a year or so's time, future support will be even more limited than it already is, and one company cannot sustain a console software wise by itself. I want a Wii U for the games it has already, but there will be very little worth buying from this point forward.

Given the imminent release of its successor and the complete lack of any software support outside Nintendo themselves, there's no reason this should be as expensive as the other two, much more well supported consoles which have a longer lifespan ahead of them and are more "future proof" at present.

I'd have jumped on this at £150, but £200+ is too much for what it offers currently compared to the competition.
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PaulLFC

The difference for me, and reason I won't buy a Wii U at a comparable … The difference for me, and reason I won't buy a Wii U at a comparable price to the XB1, is that the XB1 still has third party support and will have for the forseeable future. The Wii U doesn't have that.Yes the majority of Nintendo's games are brilliant, and they're the reason I want one eventually. But with Nintendo gearing up to launch the NX in a year or so's time, future support will be even more limited than it already is, and one company cannot sustain a console software wise by itself. I want a Wii U for the games it has already, but there will be very little worth buying from this point forward.Given the imminent release of its successor and the complete lack of any software support outside Nintendo themselves, there's no reason this should be as expensive as the other two, much more well supported consoles which have a longer lifespan ahead of them and are more "future proof" at present.I'd have jumped on this at £150, but £200+ is too much for what it offers currently compared to the competition.


It's good to have quality third party support but the best multiplatform ports are admittedly on PS4 than XO, so for the best console-experience of multiplats the PS4's the one to go for. I'm disappointed with the 8th gen though, neither Wii U, PS4 or XO are really as good as the last-gen was.

PS4 = Too many remasters from the last-gen (which were already awesome and in HD)
XO = Microsoft partially screwed XO's image and multiplats are inferior to the PS4 versions
WU = Lack of 3rd party games, not too many great games (wouldn't consider less than 20 titles a lot) available (physical games -- don't really care about digitals), yes I do believe quality is always better than quantity though there's not a whole lot to choose from in terms of quality titles on Wii U.

GameCube is still my favourite Nintendo console with third party support but I really hope Nintendo gets their act together with the NX/next Ninty home console as the Wii U was appalling.
rimz790

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Just to throw in a few other titles of interest perhaps:

Sonic Boom Rise of the Lyrics (not sure if it got released here in UK, but easily bought)
Sonic All Stars Racing
007 Legends (not played or seen yet myself, but looks good?)
Just Dance 2016 and previous versions I guess
Mario & Sonic Olympics 2016
Toki Tori
Shovel Knight
Wii U Party Games
Game & Wario
Monster Hunter 3
Dr Luigi
Mario v DK Tipping Stars

sometime this year Nintendo WILL officially announce their next console aka the NX..it will be a complete different console than Wii & Wii U.and it will most likely be available to purchase either end of this year or early next year.

Wii U was a disaster commercially,a complete failure and has close to zero 3RD party support
It has some amazing (but very,very limited..talk about handful) first party games,that imo every gamer should play.
the 2 games in this bundle are non physical,and they cannot be traded,or sold in the likely case you don't like them.

therefore at this time,paying £220 for this bundle is a poor decision and a bad deal.
sorry,just stating the facts.


Edited by: "Dante4KR" 5th Feb 2016
It is always funny to read how polarised the comments are on Wii U deals, it is much the same on multi-format review sites. Bottom line is that if you want to play Nintendo's line-up you have to buy a Nintendo console or two. Don't worry too much about the NX, base your purchase on what you can get now and decide if that is enough for you. It is rare to actually find someone who has purchased the console to not actually like it though.
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noahsdad

Just to throw in a few other titles of interest perhaps:Sonic Boom Rise … Just to throw in a few other titles of interest perhaps:Sonic Boom Rise of the Lyrics (not sure if it got released here in UK, but easily bought)Sonic All Stars Racing007 Legends (not played or seen yet myself, but looks good?)Just Dance 2016 and previous versions I guessMario & Sonic Olympics 2016Toki ToriShovel KnightWii U Party GamesGame & WarioMonster Hunter 3Dr LuigiMario v DK Tipping Stars


Sonic Boom. Yep, that's a game every Wii U owner should own because after all, it's the best Sonic game to date.
so...when the NX comes out all my wii u games will stop working??

no...they will still be great games.

in fact I picked up some gamecube games last week...:)
Tempted to get a Wii U but I have no interest in Mario Kart - such as shame it is pre-installed.

Are there any good deals around for the Xenoblade bundle?
Tequila

sometime this year Nintendo WILL officially announce their next console … sometime this year Nintendo WILL officially announce their next console aka the NX..it will be a complete different console than Wii & Wii U.and it will most likely be available to purchase either end of this year or early next year.Wii U was a disaster commercially,a complete failure and has close to zero 3RD party supportIt has some amazing (but very,very limited..talk about handful) first party games,that imo every gamer should play.the 2 games in this bundle are non physical,and they cannot be traded,or sold in the likely case you don't like them.therefore at this time,paying £220 for this bundle is a poor decision and a bad deal.sorry,just stating the facts.



not facts at all. handful of games? that's not a fact...its outright untrue!

I have 35+ games for the wii u. only one lemon...fifa...but that was £2.

the wii u is a fantastic console with a very high quality line up.

commercial failure is, again, an opinion not a fact. 12 million units. outsold the xbone in Japan.

run away success? probably not. great console which will be considered a future classic? I suspect it will.
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slacey1070

not facts at all. handful of games? that's not a fact...its outright … not facts at all. handful of games? that's not a fact...its outright untrue!I have 35+ games for the wii u. only one lemon...fifa...but that was £2.the wii u is a fantastic console with a very high quality line up.commercial failure is, again, an opinion not a fact. 12 million units. outsold the xbone in Japan.run away success? probably not. great console which will be considered a future classic? I suspect it will.


It sold less than the Wii and more than the Dreamcast (it finally achieved it in 2015) so you say it's not a commercial failure? No lack of third party games? Yeah, right. Even Nintendo doesn't have much faith on the Wii U either, too.

By the way, post that 'great' list of 35 games which you claim only has one lemon.
I didn't say great games.. I said 1 lemon.

before you start getting all excited, read what's there.

splatoon
mario cart 8
mario 3d
mario new bros
wind waker
minecraft
the Mexican platform game
shantae
rayman legends
assassin creed black flag
smash bros
xenoblade
bayonetta 1
bayonetta 2
zombie u
mario maker
never alone
batman
batman the other one
Black Ops 2
monster hunter
lego city
donkey kong
wonderful 101
need for speed
pikmin 3
nintendo land
steam world dig
trine
child of light
hyrule warriors
fifa
mass effect
resident evil
wooly world
kirby
Devils third - not a classic but much better than reviews made out.
captain toad

done.
slacey1070

not facts at all. handful of games? that's not a fact...its outright … not facts at all. handful of games? that's not a fact...its outright untrue!I have 35+ games for the wii u. only one lemon...fifa...but that was £2.the wii u is a fantastic console with a very high quality line up.commercial failure is, again, an opinion not a fact. 12 million units. outsold the xbone in Japan.run away success? probably not. great console which will be considered a future classic? I suspect it will.


I said handfull of (amazing) first party games,which is true.are your 35+ games top rated first party titles made by nintendo? or are there at least 20+ of them third party ports from last gen?
to compare Wii U sales in it's home country where it traditionally has a huge fan base with the Xbox One in Japan just means nothing.
the Xbox One and other MS consoles always fail in Japan,so much that MS doesn't even care about Jaoanese market.even the worldwide hit 360 sold poorly in Japan,let alone shaky Xbox One..

And lastly even Nintendo themselves admitted that Wii U is a commercial failure,so I have nothing more to say to you,the manufacturer themselves have admitted that this product was a failure yet a forum member in UK believes otherwise..ok..

for the record,I'm a fan of Nintendo and pretty much owned every system they made at some point,so there is no anti Nintendo motives in my comments.far from it.Wii U at this point of time is worth maybe £150.it's 99% dead and has a limited library no matter how great they are,they are few.and it will soon be replaced by a successor which will have newer,better versions of same titles.only worth buying at geavily discounted price at this point.the monent will arrive sooner than you think when NX is out and the huge unsold stock of Wii U will be on sale every where for £100-££150 max..
Edited by: "Dante4KR" 5th Feb 2016
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