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Best Buy Selling Wii U Basic Set for $249.99 till April 1st


If you’re waiting for a price drop to pick up the Wii U, Best Buy has a deal for you. Consumers can pick up the Wii U Basic Set for $249.99, $50 off the regular price of $299.99. The Basic Wii U Set comes with 8GB of flash memory, and no games. Owners of the Wii U Basic Set will also not be eligible for the Wii U Deluxe program that gives you points for every downloadable purchase you make. 

This deal goes on till April 1st, so any of you guys going to pick this up? I think Nintendo needs to do away with the Basic Set completely. At E3 I fully expect them to discontinue the Basic Set, then drop the price of the Premium Set to $299.99.

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  • Martui

    I bought the white one simply because I like the look of white hardware better. It's one of my favorite colors, and it shows a lot less fingerprints. I'm kinda annoyed that everyone acts like the people who bought the white one are morons. I found the 32gb memory to be substantial, and I didn't want Nintendo Land at the time. So I put the money I saved on a 2 Terabyte hard drive. Which will last me forever. I think it's money well spent.

    • Furious Francis

      True, you can save some money by getting the basic package. I just think not enough people are buying it to justify Nintendo mass producing it.

  • koopzilla

    Not bad. The white version (at $299) seems like a rip off compared to the black one. I mean you get a $60 game, a charging cradle for the controller, and 4 times the amount of memory (not to mention a cool looking black console) for only $50 more. I would still have got the black version, but this makes the white one more appealing. I imagine this is really all they can do to sell the white ones.

  • Amigaengine

    They have some pretty fantastic deals on games 🙂 .

    • Furious Francis

      Yeah, I just wish Wii U owners got the same deals PS3 and Xbox 360 owners got a launch.