Did any Canadians get the $190 Wii U deluxe Mario deal?

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#1 Edited by Aegon (7236 posts) -

Just out of curiousity. I think it started on the 2nd and ended on the 3rd. That's crazy. Not sure how long it'll be until or if the Wii U ever gets that big of a price cut (with all current features intact). Some people are somehow price matching it to this day though.

Out of all 3 "newer" consoles, the Wii U makes the most sense for now since it has games.

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#2 Edited by xaLieNxGrEyx (2646 posts) -

The WiiU is just too expensive at $299.99, only $100 less than the PS4. The WiiU needs a price drop to at least $199 before I'll consider buying one.

Also I'm in Canada and I haven't heard or seen this at all.

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#3 Posted by Aegon (7236 posts) -

The WiiU is just too expensive at $299.99, only $100 less than the PS4. The WiiU needs a price drop to at least $199 before I'll consider buying one.

Also I'm in Canada and I haven't heard or seen this at all.

I think it was exclusive to the Superstore.

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#4 Edited by xaLieNxGrEyx (2646 posts) -

@aegon said:

@xalienxgreyx said:

The WiiU is just too expensive at $299.99, only $100 less than the PS4. The WiiU needs a price drop to at least $199 before I'll consider buying one.

Also I'm in Canada and I haven't heard or seen this at all.

I think it was exclusive to the Superstore.

When you say the Superstore the two things that pop into my head are Wal-Mart and Costco. If there is a store called The Superstore I don't believe we have those in Canada.

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#6 Posted by Cameron (864 posts) -

Nope, and that's about the price I'd pay for a Wii U. Oh well, it'll get cheap eventually.

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#7 Edited by Ducksworth (671 posts) -

I think the deal was only in the west since the only people I've seen grab that deal are from B.C. and I didn't see it happening in Ontario. I hope it didn't happen in Ontario since I bought a Wii U from Futureshop at $299 + free $50 gift card.

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#8 Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx (2646 posts) -

I think the deal was only in the west since the only people I've seen grab that deal are from B.C. and I didn't see it happening in Ontario. I hope it didn't happen in Ontario since I bought a Wii U from Futureshop at $299 + free $50 gift card.

Im also in Ontario and I've heard nothing

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#9 Posted by noblenerf (510 posts) -

I inadvertently took advantage of that sale. I bought the Mario & Luigi Deluxe Wii U bundle from Superstore a week or so ago for ~$229.99 (save $50 + double the GST, I think? Something like that). A few days later, they price-matched it to $189.99 and I was able to price-adjust it to that amount.

Where did the $189.99 sale come from though? That's a fantastic price for the system.

As for the Wii U itself - I'm very happy with my purchase. SMBU is a lot of fun and the Miiverse is a social feature that I don't actively hate (which probably makes it my favourite social feature of them all). Sub-screen gaming is a neat feature, though it isn't as perfect as I had hoped. I'll probably get a game or two if there's a good Christmas sale; I have a sick fascination with ACIV: Black Flag and a wonderful infatuation with W101.

I think the deal was only in the west since the only people I've seen grab that deal are from B.C. and I didn't see it happening in Ontario. I hope it didn't happen in Ontario since I bought a Wii U from Futureshop at $299 + free $50 gift card.

The day I went out to buy the system I narrowed down my purchase location to Futureshop or Superstore, Wind Waker bundle or SMBU bundle. Fortunately, the price-match vindicated my decision. I'm not from Eastern Canada, so maybe it happened as you said.

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#10 Posted by Hunkulese (4008 posts) -

The WiiU is just too expensive at $299.99, only $100 less than the PS4. The WiiU needs a price drop to at least $199 before I'll consider buying one.

Also I'm in Canada and I haven't heard or seen this at all.

What does the PS4 have to do with anything?

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#11 Edited by xaLieNxGrEyx (2646 posts) -

@hunkulese said:

@xalienxgreyx said:

The WiiU is just too expensive at $299.99, only $100 less than the PS4. The WiiU needs a price drop to at least $199 before I'll consider buying one.

Also I'm in Canada and I haven't heard or seen this at all.

What does the PS4 have to do with anything?

I'm just saying a platform with vastly superior hardware is only $100 dollars more than the WiiU. I'm just saying software aside, I personally can't justify paying $299 when I can get a PS4 for a hundred more. I'm getting older and although I still do and will always love Nintendo, 300 dollars for Mario and Zelda is something I can't do.

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#12 Posted by noblenerf (510 posts) -

@hunkulese said:

@xalienxgreyx said:

The WiiU is just too expensive at $299.99, only $100 less than the PS4. The WiiU needs a price drop to at least $199 before I'll consider buying one.

Also I'm in Canada and I haven't heard or seen this at all.

What does the PS4 have to do with anything?

I'm just saying a platform with vastly superior hardware is only $100 dollars more than the WiiU. I'm just saying software aside, I personally can't justify paying $299 when I can get a PS4 for a hundred more. I'm getting older and although I still do and will always love Nintendo, 300 dollars for Mario and Zelda is something I can't do.

So what you're saying is... the PS4 has nothing to do with anything and you just brought it up because you feel compelled to justify your purchase? Unfortunate, but understandable.

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#13 Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx (2646 posts) -

@xalienxgreyx said:

@hunkulese said:

@xalienxgreyx said:

The WiiU is just too expensive at $299.99, only $100 less than the PS4. The WiiU needs a price drop to at least $199 before I'll consider buying one.

Also I'm in Canada and I haven't heard or seen this at all.

What does the PS4 have to do with anything?

I'm just saying a platform with vastly superior hardware is only $100 dollars more than the WiiU. I'm just saying software aside, I personally can't justify paying $299 when I can get a PS4 for a hundred more. I'm getting older and although I still do and will always love Nintendo, 300 dollars for Mario and Zelda is something I can't do.

So what you're saying is... the PS4 has nothing to do with anything and you just brought it up because you feel compelled to justify your purchase? Unfortunate, but understandable.

No I'm saying that Nintendo should drop the price of the WiiU, and if they were to do that I would go buy one. I just used the PS4 as it's the closest in price for comparison.

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#14 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5710 posts) -

I would totally buy a Wii U for $190, nothing more than $200.

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#15 Edited by Aegon (7236 posts) -

@colourful_hippie said:

I would totally buy a Wii U for $190, nothing more than $200.

Just got it for $210 plus taxes (zelda edition).

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#16 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5710 posts) -

@aegon: I'll let that slide if it's just taxes.

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