UK Supermarket Drops Price of Wii U to £149

UK supermarket Asda has dropped the price of Nintendo's recently released Wii U console. Again. CVG reports that Asda has dropped the price of the basic console down to £149, having just dropped the price by to £199 in March. The console was originally priced at £249.

And it's not just the basic model that has received the price slashing treatment. The premium model is now selling for £199, down from £249 last month and £299 before the March price drop.

Asda hasn't yet mentioned whether or not this new price is around for good or if it is just a promotional price that the retailer is running for a limited period of time. Still, two price cuts within six months of a console's availability doesn't exactly scream, "Selling like hot cakes," does it?

In other Wii U news, Nintendo this week sent a message to Wii users explaining that the Wii U was an entirely new console and not just an upgrade. Check the full message below:

Play your Wii games and accessories on Wii U

Did you know that you can play nearly all your existing Wii games on Wii U? Your Wii controllers and many Wii accessories can also be used with a new Wii U console -- along with any downloaded games, save data, and other info stored in your existing Wii console.

It's time to discover Wii U

Wii U is the all-new home console from Nintendo. It's not just an upgrade -- it's an entirely new system that will change the way you and your family experience games and entertainment.

The second screen on the included Wii U GamePad controller enables never-before-seen ways to play games and enjoy TV. And for the first time ever, you can see Mario and your favorite Nintendo franchises in glorious HD.

Learn more about Wii U at

Let's hope Asda's new price has people rushing out to buy this all-new home console eh?

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  • chronicbint
    I dont know anyone who has one.
  • spat55
    I wouldn't even want one, but I might buy one if I can get it for £100 just to try out. :)
  • spat55
    I wouldn't even want one, but I might buy one if I can get it for £100 just to try out. :)