Nintendo released a lot of information regarding the upcoming holiday season today. The biggest announcement was the impending release of the Nintendo 2DS which I discussed here. But, that was not the only announcement that came from the Nintendo camp today.
Nintendo also announced a $50 price cut on the deluxe edition of the WiiU console. That leaves the console at a price point of $299.99. I think this is a great move. The PS4 is only $399.99 and it was well worth the $50 upgrade to get that kind of hardware improvement over the WiiU. The $100 gap is more significant.
Nintendo also announced that they would be releasing a Legend of Zelda:Windwaker HD bundle on 09/20/2013 that would retail for $299.99 and include a digital copy of Hyrule Hystoria and a download code for Legend of Zelda: Windwaker HD at no additional charge. This is a phenomenal deal!
Other announcements include the release dates of several Nintendo titles:
The Legend of Zelda Windwaker HD ($49.99) – 09/20/2013 (digital) and 10/04/2013 (retail)
Wii Party U, bundled with Wii Remote Plus and stand ($49.99) – 10/25/2013
Super Mario 3D World ($59.99) – 11/22/2013
Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze ($49.99) – 12/06/2013
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games – Launches this holiday, further details to be revealed soon.
WiiFit U – Launches this holiday, further details will be revealed soon
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds ($39.99) – 11/22/2013
Mario Party: Island Tour ($39.99) – 11/22/2013