No Nintendo Wii U Black Friday Deals Despite End Of Production

Posted: Nov 14 2016, 2:29am CST | by , in News | Black Friday 2017

 

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No Nintendo Wii U Black Friday Deals Despite End of Production
 

Nintendo stopped making the Nintendo Wii U, getting ready for the Nintendo Switch and a fresh start.

The Nintendo Wii U is discontinued. All 800,000 Wii U units that Nintendo made for the United States this year have shipped to retailers. The Wii U, unveiled in 2011, could not continue the Wii success story. Rumors about Nintendo ending the production of the Wii U end of the year already broke in March of this year.

Now Nintendo made it official through various comments to the media that the Wii U is discontinued and the focus is now on the new Nintendo Switch, launching in March of 2017. 

As the Wii U is discontinued, Black Friday deals on the Wii U would be expected. There are though no Wii U deals advertised in Black Friday 2016 Ads. Shops offer the Nintendo Wii U at the regular prices or slightly below starting at $199.99 for the 8GB model and $299.99 for the 32GB version.

The latest line-up of Wii U bundles include the Super Mario Maker Deluxe Set Wii U bundle, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set with DLC Wii U bundle and Super Mario 3D World Deluxe Set Wii U bundle. All three have a regular price of $299.99.

We expect that retailers hope that there is still demand for the Wii U before Christmas. After Christmas the Wii U will show up in the clearance bin, making room for the Nintendo Switch.

While the Wii U is a failure and the Switch is not arriving this Holiday season, Nintendo has a hot Holiday console on sale. The $59.99 Nintendo NES Classic has launched last week and is sold out everywhere. The new mini version of the 80s Nintendo Entertainment System is one of the hardest to find Holiday 2016 gifts.  The NES Classic catches about $200 on the Amazon Marketplace as resellers cash in on the extreme shortage.

Nintendo has another hot console deal coming up on Black Friday. The company announced a $99 New Nintendo Black Friday edition for the Thanksgiving weekend. Given the hype we see around this sub-$100 3DS deal, it will sell out very quickly too.

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