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Amazon joins Asda and cuts price of Nintendo Wii U console to £149

Nintendo launched the Wii U gaming console, the successor of its ubiquitous Wii in November last year, but it seems that sales have not been as good as expected, which would explain why a slew of online and offline retailers have slashed the price of this console to £149. Never in its early days did the price of the original Wii fall so quickly.

Amazon and Asda are selling the console for a fraction of its original price and it is likely that the cut has been ordered from the top itself. Amazon allows you to get a game for £25 as part of a special bundle. The Wii U went on sale for £250 for the basic bundle and £300 for the premium one.

The console’s unique selling point is the new controller that comes with a 6.2in display and includes accelerometer, a gyroscope, a rumble feature, a front-facing camera, a microphone, speakers and the usual classic controller button layout.

The Wii U is powered by an IBM power-based multi-core processor flanked with an AMD Radeon GPU. There’s also a HDMI port, four USB 2.0 connectors, an optical drive, 8GB onboard storage, a card reader and the ability to connect up to four controllers.

You can read our review of the Nintendo Wii U gaming console here.