Nintendo is Gearing Up for the Holiday with Wii U & 3DS Bundles, Low Prices, and New Games

Nintendo is ready for the holiday season — at least, it seems that way. Today, they have launched Wii Fit U on the eShop for FREE (for a one month trial), Fit Meters, a new default Wii U Deluxe bundle with New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U, a new low price for Nintendo Land (now at $29.99), and brand new Mario and Luigi-themed Wii Remote Plus controllers. On top of that, the other new Wii U and 3DS bundles will hit in just a few weeks along with new Mario and Zelda titles. We think Nintendo is trying to sell something this holiday season.

More details in the press release posted below the images.

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PRESS RELEASE

Nintendo Offers Great Wii U Deals to Kick off Holiday Shopping Season

Holiday Cheer Starts with New Bundles, Accessories and Offers

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo has the best deals for the holiday season, and four of them kick off today. Nov. 1 marks the day consumers can find a lower price for Nintendo Land, a new Wii U hardware bundle, cool new accessories and a free trial for one of the most popular exercise franchises in video game history. These deals represent one of the many ways that Nintendo is bringing value and variety to consumers. If that’s not enough, an amazing new Wii U bundle featuring Skylanders Swap Force debuts on Nov. 15.

“Nintendo is making sure holiday shoppers have great deals and lots of choices,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “We have something for everyone on your shopping list, and we’re making it easy for you to beat the holiday rush and get started now.”

Values that start today include:

  • New Hardware Bundle Option: Today Nintendo launches a new bundle for the Wii U Deluxe Set that comes with two games – New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U – all on one disc at a suggested retail price of $299.99. The new bundle becomes the default Deluxe Set model.
  • Wii Fit U Free Trial: Between today and Jan. 31, 2014, anyone with a Wii Balance Board accessory, a Wii U system and a broadband Internet connection can download a complete version of the new Wii Fit U game in the Nintendo eShop for free. The trial version includes the full Wii Fit U experience and will be free for a month from the day it is first played. Fitness fans can make the trial version permanent by purchasing and syncing a Fit Meter to the game. Fit Meter accessories are available online and at select retailers at a suggested retail price of $19.99 each. For more information, visit http://www.wiifitu.com.
  • New Price for Nintendo Land: Nintendo has dropped the suggested retail price of the Nintendo Land game for the Wii U console. Nintendo Land is now available in stores and in the Nintendo eShop at a suggested retail price of $29.99, down from the original suggested retail price of $59.99.
  • New Colorful Controllers: New Mario-themed and Luigi-themed Wii Remote Plus controllers launching today make great, colorful accessories for Wii and Wii U. The controllers are now available at a suggested retail price of $39.99 each.

In addition to all of these great deals, the Skylanders Swap Force Wii U bundle launches Nov. 15 at a suggested retail price of $299.99 and includes everything needed to start the new adventure plus an assortment of Skylanders extras that will satisfy current fans and newcomers alike. The bundle comes with a white Wii U Basic Set, a Skylanders Swap Force starter pack that includes three Skylanders figures, a Portal of Power, trading cards, Skylanders sticker sheets, a collector poster and a Nintendo Land game disc.

Wii U has the best lineup of games for any home console this holiday season, with new installments in The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros. franchises. Wii U games out now include Game & Wario, Pikmin 3, EarthBound, The Wonderful 101, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and Wii Party U. Games still on the way in 2013 include Wii Sports Club – Tennis and Wii Sports Club – Bowling on Nov. 7, Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games on Nov. 15 and Super Mario 3D World on Nov. 22.

Remember that Wii U features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.1 billion video games and more than 659 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

[PR Email from Nintendo of America]

About the author:

Steve has been a Nintendo fan since the NES. He currently owns a NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, GameBoy, DS, DSi, 3DS, and 3DS XL. His favorite types of games are action platformers and multiplayer “party” games. Overall, he loves a game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours, and if that can be shared with friends, it is even better.

Steve has been blogging for NintendoFuse since April 2008. He started off as an avid reader, and eventually was asked to jump on the team. Currently, he enjoys writing game reviews and sharing breaking news with the fans and readers. You will also find him on the forums as an admin.

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