Friday, August 30, 2013

Coffee Shop! Online Wii U deals - save 20%, or more!


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I told a friend back in June who was interested in the Wii U then, that I thought a price drop would happen for the system pretty soon and I would wait a little while to see what Nintendo would do. So, earlier this week when Nintendo announced the Wii U Deluxe Set is getting a new MSRP of $299.99 starting on September 20th, I was glad to see it happen and immediately told my friend about it.

The Wii was hard to find in many locations for nearly 2 years after it released, and because it was selling like hot coffee on a cold winter's day, the prices of many first party Wii games rarely dropped below their MSRPs. Even now, some Wii games have their original MSRPs of $49.99.

The Wii U has been struggling with its monthly sales compared to the other consoles, since January of this year. The biggest beneficiaries of this unfortunate situation for Nintendo though, are the consumers. The Wii U hasn't even been out a year yet, and already many Nintendo published Wii U titles are seeing some significant discounts off their MSRPs.

If you currently own a Wii U, or plan on getting one soon (like The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Wii U Deluxe Bundle), hit the jump to see some current Wii U deals on games and gear that are at least 20% off their MRSPs/List Prices!

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First up, if you own a Wii U and have been interested in grabbing New Super Mario Bros. U, you can currently get it for $44.31 with free shipping, HERE, which is a savings of 26% from its MSRP.

If you are even a little bit interested in Call of Duty: Black Ops II for the Wii U, I highly recommend it. The online community is still active, and I don't have issues finding regular Team Deathmatch battles to hop in. Amazon.com currently has Black Ops II for the Wii U on sale for just $37.96, HERE, with free shipping. Just make sure to check the "More Buying Choices" section on the right side of the page and look for Amazon there, otherwise you will currently be buying the game from a third party vendor on the main page, and the order will be "Fulfilled by Amazon" instead. It is cheaper by nearly $10 that way right now though, if you don't mind purchasing from a third party vendor.

For Disney fans that might have recently purchased a Wii U, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is on sale from Amazon.com for $25.24 with free shipping.

Fighting fans have two deals to pick from on the Wii U right now:
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U is currently on sale for only $19.77, a 50% discount, HERE! Like Black Ops II, check the "More Buying Choices" to make sure you are getting it directly from Amazon, unless you don't mind buying it from a third party vendor.
The second fighting game Wii U owners can buy at a discount of more than 20% right now is Injustice: Gods Among Us. The game is currently discounted almost 30% on Amazon.com, HERE, and is selling for $43.23 with free shipping.

Do you enjoy hunting? Have you ever wanted go monster hunting? If so, you might want to check out Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on the Wii U. I actually own the game, just haven't opened it yet. It will probably be played for one of the CoffeeWithGames Game Nights in the future, and I'm looking forward to hunting some more monsters. You can currently save just over 20% off Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's MSRP of $59.99, HERE.

If you're not super, super, super cheap like I am, you probably will want to protect your Wii U's GamePad sooner, rather than later. You can currently get the Blue Wii U GamePad Nerf Armor protective case on sale for just $12.97, which is 35% off its MSRP of $19.99, HERE.


There are currently two Wii U eShop games on sale, both more than 20% off their eShop list prices.

I have played and beaten Trine 2: Director's Cut on the Wii U, and really enjoyed my time with the game. The game is currently on sale for just $7.99! You read that right, you can purchase Trine 2: Director's Cut for just $7.99! Trine 2 was an eShop launch title available when the Wii U launched last November, and has an eShop list price of $19.99.

If you are trying to do the math on that one, it's a savings of about 60% off its eShop list price. Here's a trailer for Trine 2 on the Wii U, if you're wondering what the game is like:

Nano Assault Neo is the other Wii U eShop game on sale right now, and you can currently buy it for just $6.99. It has an eShop list price of $9.99 regularly, so it is currently discounted about 30%. I haven't played Nano Assault Neo, but like Trine 2, it LOOKS very well done on the graphical side.

If you aren't aware of what Nano Assault Neo looks like, here is the trailer for it from the Wii U eShop:

Questions
While I can easily recommend Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Trine 2: Director's Cut at their prices, are there any Wii U games you would recommend at their current prices (or, maybe not)?

I have some funds in my Wii U eShop account and am interested in Nano Assault Neo, but I'm not sure I would enjoy the genre, as I haven't really played the games in it before. If you own Nano Assault Neo on the Wii U, is it a game you recommend to other Wii U owners?

6 comments:

  1. So, right now - I'm only kind of glancing these posts over. But in about 2 months? I'll be studying your Wii U sales posts. I put down about half on a Wii U/Zelda bundle pre-order yesterday. That's going to be the 'big' Christmas present for the family. :p

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  2. Nice! I'm actually wondering how many of the Zelda bundles they're making, since it is a "limited edition". Kind of debating on if I should find an extra $300 (aint gonna happen!), and buy it for the collectors of the future....like the Metroid Prime Trilogy situation now.

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  3. You just *had* to bring up Metroid Prime again, didn't you, bud?


    That's why I wanted to pre-order mine so quick. odds are, there'll be plenty for a bit, but you know what? there might not be, so now I don't have to worry about it.


    Trying to figure out which game to get my oldest kid.


    My son? Smash Bros.


    My youngest? She'll freak out with excitement at Windwaker.


    My oldest? Well, if Mario Kart were out, we'd be golden, but the last I heard, that was 2014. Maybe Pikmin or a mario/Luigi platformer? She and my wife are really big into Disney as well, so maybe Disney Infinite?


    I am pretty excited about this one though. I wasn't planning any 'big' presents for Christmas, but I'll admit - the price drop and bundle sold me.

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  4. Wow, nice price for Trine 2. I own a copy on Steam from, oh who knows when, but haven't played it yet.


    Really don't need to be spending any especially after some games and that 3DS XL, but I am tempted with the WW bundle. Could keep the U in the office and the regular Wii out in the living room for more amazon video use.


    Then again my oldest likes a number of VC games so I'm not sure if I'd do the transfer or not.. a bit ahead of myself though.


    Not sure the nano game, but I think there is one or something similar on the 3DS I was going to look at. Might just stick with Bionic Commando for GB.

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  5. If Treyarch (rumored to be porting Ghosts) keeps the same features in Ghosts as they have in Black Ops II, I kind of wonder if you and your son would enjoy the multiplayer on the Wii U more. You wouldn't have to worry with splitscreen in the normal fashion, instead one of you using the GamePad screen instead if you wanted.


    I did test it out one night with a friend, and I couldn't believe how well it worked. He was using the GamePad, and I was using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk on the TV.


    But year, both Smash Bros. and Mario Kart are supposed to be out in early 2014...let's just hope Nintendo can keep that schedule. I wouldn't hold my breath though...


    I will say that Mario Kart LOOKED really good at the Best Buy event, and Super Mario 3D World looks like it will be a lot of fun if you have family/friends that enjoy Mario type games.


    I'm looking forward to seeing what you think about it once you get it and spend some time with it though!

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  6. We still haven't done the transfer, and use our Wii for the VC games and Netflix occasionally.


    But yeah, I think Nano Assault Neo has a very similar version that was first on the 3DS, but I don't have that system so I'm not super familiar with it.


    On Trine 2, it sounds like most of my games on Steam. Own many. Some installed, some not. Most never/rarely played.


    Thanks for the comment and feedback here as well!

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