Nintendo Drops Price of the Wii U in Time for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Launches

Originally posted on Variety:

Nintendo will drop the price of its Wii U videogame console by $50 next month as Microsoft and Sony plan to launch the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in November.

The Wii U will be priced at $299.99 starting Sept. 20.

The company also announced it will release a 2D version of its popular 3DS handheld gaming system on Oct. 12, priced at $129.99.

System is meant to be an entry level portable gaming system that will play all 3DS and DS games, clearly aimed at younger gamers. The handheld has been a strong seller of both hardware and software for the company.

New device will launch with the release of the “Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y” games.

Nintendo has been looking for ways for its Wii U to emerge from the shadow of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launches, and sees the price cut as a way to…

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