The most obvious advantage the Wii U has over its competitors is value: it is the cheapest system to purchase by a good margin. Several Wii U bundles are available now, including some with the system’s best games packed right in the box. We picked the New Super Mario Bros. Wii U bundle, available for a reasonable $299. Unlike the PS4 or Xbox One, these bundles offer more for the same cost as the initial retail price of the system. The Kinect-less Xbox One is $399, the same price as the base PS4. Bundles are available for these other systems, but at a premium; A Kinect/Forza bundled Xbox One is available for $499, while an upcoming PS4 box packed with Destiny will cost $449. Clearly, the cost of the WiiU is a significant advantage.
In amongst there’s also another launching for Europe. Though not as exciting as the Zelda bundle with the special Hylian design embossed on the GamePad, will launch in combination with a Wii U premium on October 18. Nintendo previously bundled the LEGO City Undercover title with a limited edition figurine of Chase McCain, but there’s been no word on whether it will be included in the new bundle. It’s reportedly priced at £249.99, the same as the Zelda Wii U bundle.
The bundle is intended to replace the original Wii U Deluxe Bundle, which included a copy of Nintendo Land, and will still contain a black Wii U with 32GB of storage. Nintendo Land will be available as a separate purchase for $29.99, either in retail stores or on the eShop.
Nintendo has announced a new Wii U Deluxe Bundle for North America that includes and New Super Luigi U. The bundle will hit stores on November 1st for $299.99 and includes both games on one disc, echoing a announced in Europe earlier this month.