US Wii U Sales Up 200 Percent Since Price Drop

A strong month of sales continues for Nintendo.

By Marc Deschamps. Posted 10/18/2013 13:00 3 Comments     ShareThis

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Last week, we reported that Europe had apparently seen a near 700 percent increase in Wii U sales after the release of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. Well, it would appear that the good news isn’t confined to just one region, as sales of Nintendo’s console have increased by a whopping 200 percent in the US. The sales increase came after a recent $50 price drop on the Wii U console, though Link’s HD outing more than likely also played a significant role.

Combined with this week’s early sales numbers for Pokémon X and Y, Nintendo has had an October worth celebrating. With Sony and Microsoft both releasing new consoles in the very near future, the positive news couldn’t come at a better time for the company. This holiday season could go a long way towards shaping the future of Nintendo’s current gaming systems.

We’ll have more concrete sales data, including units sold, as we receive more information. In the meantime, tell us if you picked up a Wii U as a result of the recent price drop in the comments below!

Source: Nintendo World Report

3 Responses to “US Wii U Sales Up 200 Percent Since Price Drop”

  • 267 points
    decoupage says...

    I re-bought a Wii U (Zelda bundle) because of the price drop, re-release of Zelda, and a healthy supply of games actually being released. The price was a factor, but the lack of games in the past year really made the system a failure to me; however this season we have Zelda, Rayman (the best version), Mario, Wonderful 101, and more to enjoy.

  • 1379 points
    xeacons says...

    It’s either the Deluxe at Basic price, or the Basic with the Deluxe extras. Depending on how you look at it, it’s not even a price drop. But people want their stuff… sigh. Never did think price was much of a deciding factor in the console wars. The Wii U’s price was fine. But you always have to make people think they’re getting a bargain.

  • 267 points
    decoupage says...

    I agree; however families will look at the $300 dollar system with a game and be lured away from a 4 or 500 dollar system without a game. It’s like the difference in pricing between the 2ds and 3DS; for 40 bucks you get a lot more, but 40 dollars is a game so it will likely sell like crazy to families this holiday season.
    Finally the $50 price drop creates a hundred dollar difference between the Wii U and the PS4, and creates a $50 dollar difference between the Wii U and the PS3/Xbox360 w/kinect. That difference will likely help sales.

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