Saturday, November 17, 2012

Watch the Wii U game prices.


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I went to the Wal-Mart closest to our house earlier tonight to see how their electronics section is handling the Wii U launch, and to see if by any chance they are doing a midnight release. They aren't doing a midnight release for the system, but while I was browsing the video game section I spotted a few Wii U games already out, with prices listed for each.

If you are heading to Wal-Mart tonight (or this week) to try and grab a Wii U and are planning on picking up Scribblenauts Unlimited make sure to bring a price match ad from perhaps Target, or an online scan from Amazon.com. Wal-Mart had the game listed at $59.96, but Target.com, Amazon.com, and a Game Stop store tonight all have Scribblenauts Unlimited for the Wii U now with a list price of $49.99, instead of the $59.99 (or $59.96).

So, if you're going out Wii U shopping this next week, make sure to watch game prices across a few different sites to make sure you are getting the best deals for your money.

If you haven't seen the newest Wii U commercials for Scribblenauts Unlimited yet, here's one of them:

Questions
Are any of you planning on buying Scribblenauts Unlimited with the Wii U, and if you have played the past Scribblenauts games, do you think a 3.5 year old would enjoy them?

You can see Scribblenauts Unlimited on Amazon.com below with the lower list price:

9 comments:

  1. I don't like this. It's good for the consumer in the very short term, but if there's heavy discounting already going on, the profitibility of Wii U games for publishers is going to be directly impacted on.


    And then they'll just stop supporting it. I would have liked the launch games to maintain RRP for at least a couple of weeks.


    But that's a side note. As for Scribblenauts, I'd like to pick up a copy. I played a demo of it, and this is one of those games where a tablet-sized touch screen is a Godsend.

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  2. I don't have much of an opinion on the Wii U specifically at this point, having had no interaction with it myself. As for Scribblenauts - I know my son picked it up a few years ago for his DS and liked it well enough, but it did not 'stick' with my youngest at all - she was about seven at the time.

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  3. "...but if there's heavy discounting already going on, the profitibility of Wii U games for publishers is going to be directly impacted on."

    The publishers decide to list the games at what they want though, and it seems unclear what stores are/aren't listing this one at $59.99. Amazon still has it listed as $49.99, and I haven't been back to check Wal-Mart to see if it has changed since launch.

    As for, "I would have liked the launch games to maintain RRP for at least a couple of weeks."

    Some of the Wii U games have $59.99 MSRPs, and others have MSRPS of $49.99, then Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed has a MSRP of $39.99. It's a varied price structure, which the publishers are deciding.

    I'm really hoping that the eShop gets some demos up, so that I can see how Bean 1 plays them. We have been experimenting a little with Nintendo Land and me showing him how to do things, but we're being extremely careful with the GamePad...and I'm wanting to get a good case for it before letting him keep a hold on it. I will say, I need to check my box again, the one thing I think the GamePad doesn't have is that old reliable Wii Remote wrist strap.

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  4. "I don't have much of an opinion on the Wii U specifically at this point, having had no interaction with it myself."

    So...you're telling us you didn't camp out and buy a few for friends and family? Helping the economy stay going? Keeping it strong? Helping out jobs like UPS, retailers, electric companies, banks, and gas stations that supply the consumers with goods?

    When we fall off the fiscal cliff...I'll be holding our Wii U GamePad still playing as we're in free-fall. Bean 1 can be trying to beat NSMBU. All as we're off the cliff, because the economy didn't recover. MISERS!



    Thanks for the comment and feedback on the Scribblenauts experience with the kids! A demo is what I think would help me make a decision, though he has been playing Max & the Magic Marker here recently, kind of just randomly found it and gave it a try.

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  5. You are cruel, rubbing it in that you've got your Wii U :(

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  6. HA! I haven't even been able to finish some "thoughts" on it yet, as it's been a VERY crazy week.

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  7. I've never really cared much to get any Nintendo console (with the exception of following the gameboy/ds line to keep up with Pokemon) , and I don't mean to be negative about a console you've just bought but to me it's always just like Nintendo finally caught up to Next Gen capabilities and threw a touchpad in. But the Wii U has some great exclusives and I guess that's always the Nintendo appeal, I hope you have fun with it :)

    As for Scribblenauts I've played the two DS games and I think they're criminally fun! And I do happen to think it is the sort of game that can be fun for any age group because you basically make the game yourself, so I'd recommend it :)

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  8. "...it's always just like Nintendo finally caught up to Next Gen capabilities and threw a touchpad in."

    I agree. If you have seen my comments around, I really don't make excuses for them, and say they should at the very least be "on par" with the online services of the other consoles, iif not ahead (which, I think the Wii U has made some very great improvements, and I am enjoying it a lot). I do understand that hopefully some of the issues can be resolved, via patches, but I don't really trust Nintendo with that because they don't have a history of releasing patches in timely manners, or patches that really even solve anything. How many useful patches has the 3DS had? The Wii?

    Well, the Wii U fortunately appears to be getting some attention, with the day one patch, then another patch already released for it after launch. I'm just not sure what the 2nd patch actually addressed. I think it was supposed to address console freezing issues, and I haven't had my Wii U freeze since that patch, but I'm not really sure what it addressed. The GamePad though, to me it feels like there was a very great effort to make it unique, and something that could benefit gameplay in a variety of ways. The little things like including the TV button on it, really is awesome, and a small detail that is a HUGE benefit...at least it has been for me while I'm playing and need to turn the TV up/down.



    As for the Scribblenauts feedback, now that you mentioned the DS versions, and Bean 1 is playing the DS very often (even now), I wonder if maybe we should start with one of those first...

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