Wal-Mart dropping Basic Model Price to $200

#1 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4184 posts) -

The Wii U Basic model will see a $100 markdown at Wal-Mart in Canada, and will sell for $199, according to a scan of the retailer's latest advertisement obtained by Gimme Gimme Games.

The markdown will go into effect on Friday, August 2, according to the advertisement. The 8GB Basic model currently retails for $300, while the 32GB Deluxe edition goes for $350. ..

Nintendo has had a tough time moving Wii U units since launch, selling only 160,000 systems during the April-June quarter and 3.61 million systems overall. Asda, a Wal-Mart subsidiary and the United Kingdom's second-largest supermarket, stopped stocking the Wii U in its stores this week.

GameSpot: Wii U Basic $199 at Wal-Mart Canada this week - Report

Uhm, you would think they would drop that 32 gig model price too, huh?

I just want Galaxy 3 and Zelda at this point. Here's to another year til E3.

#2 Posted by DarthOrange (3857 posts) -

If anyone wants this thing I recommend you also pick up the deluxe charger. The memory really makes no difference, just slap an external drive to it and it will be fine.

#3 Edited by ArbitraryWater (11585 posts) -

$200, huh? Almost tempting.

#4 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
#5 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

And almost no one will buy it^^

#6 Posted by Hengst (47 posts) -

At that price, I'll buy one. Hell, PS3s still cost 300 dollars.

#7 Posted by Ben_H (3335 posts) -

If the premium model is $250 then I would consider it. There are upcoming Wii U games that interest me but I am not paying $350 for one.

#8 Posted by Chaser324 (6389 posts) -

Until there are games I want to play, it really doesn't matter to me how low the price goes.

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#9 Posted by Daneian (1226 posts) -

I have to say this is tempting. I want me some Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 2, Super Mario 3D Land and i WILL buy Earthbound on the vc.

#10 Posted by Slag (4221 posts) -

Stay strong Slag, must ..... resist....temptation

#11 Edited by Hunkulese (2693 posts) -

What exactly is the difference between the two versions? I recently played Nintendoland with some friends and thought it was pretty much garbage. Is there any other difference besides the memory?

#12 Edited by Hunter5024 (5598 posts) -

Only in Canada? Lame.

#13 Posted by Hailinel (24255 posts) -

What exactly is the difference between the two versions? I recently played Nintendoland with some friends and thought it was pretty much garbage. Is there any other difference besides the memory?

Memory is really the only real difference. I never saw much of any reason to get the basic version. Though both models are compatible with external hard drives, so memory size isn't a real issue, anyway.

#14 Posted by believer258 (11771 posts) -

@arbitrarywater said:

$200, huh? Almost tempting.

How 'bout now?

As far as I know, this is a strategy game made by Atlus that combines both franchises. I'm just curious about the "strategy game" and "Atlus" part, since I've been hearing some not great things about Devil Survivor lately. I love the idea, but are Atlus's attempts at turn based strategy games usually that great?

#15 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@believer258:

It's Fire Emblem. You can't go wrong with Fire Emblem. You can only go merely OK with it.

#16 Posted by believer258 (11771 posts) -

@believer258:

It's Fire Emblem. You can't go wrong with Fire Emblem. You can only go merely OK with it.

I don't know, man. Shadow Dragon was pretty boring and I almost didn't buy Awakening because I couldn't make myself play much more of SD. But then I did and now I know that Awakening is fantastic.

In the meantime, I was trying to confirm my assumptions that SMTxFE is a strategy game and that doesn't seem too clear at the moment.

#17 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@video_game_king said:

@believer258:

It's Fire Emblem. You can't go wrong with Fire Emblem. You can only go merely OK with it.

I don't know, man. Shadow Dragon was pretty boring and I almost didn't buy Awakening because I couldn't make myself play much more of SD.

I'll still maintain that Shadow Dragon's the best version of the original game that's possible to make. That doesn't make it great, but it does take the original concepts as far as they'll go (and then adds that reclass feature nobody ever really used).

#18 Posted by Mark (92 posts) -

I was like "Oh. Great. I was just thinking of getting one. It's a shame it's only in the States, though - as everything else always is." Damn. This is great, I better go find one!

#19 Posted by bigjeffrey (4904 posts) -

I'd buy one for $99, "you heard that Nintendo!"....

#20 Posted by Hailinel (24255 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@video_game_king said:

@believer258:

It's Fire Emblem. You can't go wrong with Fire Emblem. You can only go merely OK with it.

I don't know, man. Shadow Dragon was pretty boring and I almost didn't buy Awakening because I couldn't make myself play much more of SD.

I'll still maintain that Shadow Dragon's the best version of the original game that's possible to make. That doesn't make it great, but it does take the original concepts as far as they'll go (and then adds that reclass feature nobody ever really used).

Honestly, they could have done better, like inserting support relationships and conversations and other modern elements into the game.

#21 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

I need a new T.V for next Gen

#22 Edited by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@hailinel:

Wouldn't that complicate what's essentially a shiny NES game?

#23 Posted by Hailinel (24255 posts) -

@hailinel:

Wouldn't that complicate what's essentially a shiny NES game?

Not really. If they could insert support conversations into Shin Monshou no Nazo, there's no reason that they couldn't do it for Shadow Dragon. It would have also gone a long way toward giving the characters more depth, considering how flat the characterization in Shadow Dragon is.

#24 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@hailinel said:

considering how flat the characterization in Shadow Dragon is.

I didn't say it was great.

#25 Posted by Hailinel (24255 posts) -

@hailinel said:

considering how flat the characterization in Shadow Dragon is.

I didn't say it was great.

No. I was just stating how it could have been made better.

#26 Edited by ArbitraryWater (11585 posts) -

@video_game_king said:

@arbitrarywater said:

$200, huh? Almost tempting.

How 'bout now?

Well dang. You got me there. If only there was more about that game then just a logo.

Also Shadow Dragon is the worst modern Fire Emblem game with how dry and boring it is, not to mention its dodge formula.

#27 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4337 posts) -

If anyone wants this thing I recommend you also pick up the deluxe charger. The memory really makes no difference, just slap an external drive to it and it will be fine.

#28 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

not to mention its dodge formula.

We're really getting that granular with Fire Emblem?

#29 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11585 posts) -

@arbitrarywater said:

not to mention its dodge formula.

We're really getting that granular with Fire Emblem?

Yes, I am going to go there. The dodge formula using Speed x1 instead of Speed x2 in the DS games made avoid-oriented units far less useful. And don't forget the side chapters that required you to kill off half your characters to ever reach them. Or how reclass was sort of useless.

#30 Posted by hollitz (1496 posts) -

Might hook me at 150 after Bayonetta 2, Wind Waker HD, and X come out.

#31 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

Gah, very tempting! Seeing as I am a Nintendo fan, I would love a Wii-U, just don't have the funds.

Anyone know if this is just in Canada?

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