HMV to Sell Nintendo Wii U Premium with ZombiU to £199

By Jorge Ba-oh 22.03.2013 8

HMV to Sell Nintendo Wii U Premium with ZombiU to £199 on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Wanting to grab hold of a Wii U Premium bundle in the UK? HMV is the place to go as it'll retail at £199.99 from March 25th.

The Nintendo Wii U is struggling across the globe, but in the UK sales for the new hardware have been abysmal. With Nintendo UK beavering on behind the scenes to eventually remedy things, retailers have taken drastic action by reducing the price of the Basic edition to sub £200.

However entertainment house HMV has taken things that one step further by reducing the 32GB Premium edition, which also includes a copy of Nintendo Land and ZombiU, to just £199.99.

The bundle launched at £349.99, but now comes at a £50 loss to HMV for all stock sold at the new, far lower price.

Speaking to CVG, HMV confirmed that the discount will begin Monday 25th March while stocks last.

The Wii Mini launched today, but HMV aren't selling the older hardware - joined by other retailers baffled by the move.

Will you purchase a Wii U Premium Bundle at this lower price?

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A massive kick in the face for those who purchased a Wii U on launch...how will Nintendo respond? Its nearly half the price I paid already! 

Flynnie said:
A massive kick in the face for those who purchased a Wii U on launch...how will Nintendo respond? Its nearly half the price I paid already! 

And this is why we don't early adopt. I learnt my lesson with the Vita...Though that hasn't dropped in price at all.

Echoes221 said:
Flynnie said:
A massive kick in the face for those who purchased a Wii U on launch...how will Nintendo respond? Its nearly half the price I paid already! 

And this is why we don't early adopt. I learnt my lesson with the Vita...Though that hasn't dropped in price at all.

So no lesson learned? To be fair the 64 dropped quite quickly too, the Gamecube and Wii were cheap from launch anyway. I didn't have any issues with the GBA or DS either...i still haven't bought a 3DS but didn't think the price would drop in such a dramatic fashion.

I guess the difference here is that its the retailers dropping the price, not Nintendo!

Flynnie said:
Echoes221 said:
Flynnie said:
A massive kick in the face for those who purchased a Wii U on launch...how will Nintendo respond? Its nearly half the price I paid already! 

And this is why we don't early adopt. I learnt my lesson with the Vita...Though that hasn't dropped in price at all.

So no lesson learned? To be fair the 64 dropped quite quickly too, the Gamecube and Wii were cheap from launch anyway. I didn't have any issues with the GBA or DS either...i still haven't bought a 3DS but didn't think the price would drop in such a dramatic fashion.

I guess the difference here is that its the retailers dropping the price, not Nintendo!

I guess! The vita though had stuff that interested me. Nothing yet on the Wii U :/

Chris (guest) 25.03.2013#5

Which actual package is it? The Zombie U package with pro controller or the premium package with Nintendoland and just the Zombie U game thrown in?

Chris (guest) said:
Which actual package is it? The Zombie U package with pro controller or the premium package with Nintendoland and just the Zombie U game thrown in?

That's a very good point? If its 1st one then its an even greater package, i wouldn't wait to find out, get down to HMV pronto!

Fabio Furtado (guest) 25.03.2013#7

I went to HMV today and the WiiU Premium Pack with ZombiU was still £349.99 but hopefully it will change tommorow

Lewis Fuffy (guest) 26.03.2013#8

Same here just came back from HMV today and the price has lowered by about £30 but is no were near £199.99

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