On this page you will find all of the best Wii U deals on standalone consoles and bundles. The Wii U might be unable to compete with the Xbox One and PS4 in raw power, but it’s a console packed with some unique features and good ideas. So if you don’t fancy the hardcore gaming experiences of those other two consoles, the fun and light-hearted orientation of the Wii U experience could be for you. And pushed to its potential, who knows what it might yet achieve? There are some strong games in its lineup right now and the deals are better than they’ve ever been, so here are the best Wii U deals currently available:
Today’s best Nintendo Wii U deals
When Nintendo announced its second quarter earnings for 2015, the biggest takeaway was that 10.73m Wii U units had been sold – meaning it had moved past the Dreamcast’s 10.6m total.
It’s a small victory for the console which, to date, has sold one tenth of the units that the original Wii has (101m). The hardware sales saw a rise from the last quarter, from 0.47m to 0.72m, and Nintendo says it’s still on track to hit 3.4 million by the end of the year.
More impressive are the software figures: 5.87m Mario Kart 8 copies have been shifted, over half the number of Wii U consoles, while Super Mario Bros Wii U has sold 4.88m. Meanwhile Super Mario Maker, which launched in September, has sold 1.88m already.
These results are the first since Tastumi Kimishma became CEO of Nintendo, after Satoru Iwata passed away last year.
What happens over the next few months will be much more interesting. Nintendo is set to soon reveal its first mobile games under its partnership with Japanese mobile company DENA, while its next console, the NX, will break cover some time next year.