New Wii U bundle adds Mario and Luigi

$300 bundle arriving November 1 features New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U on one disc.

Nintendo today announced an all-new Wii U bundle that will include copies of New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U on one disc for $300.

The 32GB bundle will be available starting on November 1 at retailers in the United States. New Super Mario Bros. U is the best-selling non-bundled Wii U game to date, having sold 2.15 million copies across the world since launch in November 2012.

New Super Luigi U was released through the Nintendo eShop in June before coming to retail in August. It features updated versions of New Super Mario Bros. U's 82 courses with Luigi leading the way, instead of Mario.

The new bundle will replace the existing Wii U pack that includes Nintendo Land. This game can still be purchased in stores on disc and through the eShop at a new price of $30 starting November 1.

The limited edition Wii U bundle that includes a download code for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, as well as a specially designed GamePad controller, remains available for $300 while supplies last, Nintendo said. This bundle also includes a download code for a digital copy of Hyrule Historia.

The 8GB Wii U was discontinued when Nintendo announced the Wii U price cut in September.

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153 comments
motang
motang

Yep this has my name on it! :D

Oğuzhan Çetin
Oğuzhan Çetin

so funny, which gen is this Wii U in ??? 7,5 ... Buy XBOX ONE instead to keep your logic up buddy (Y) ;)

briancox
briancox

Yo Nintendo haters listen what u don't understand is Nintendo does not need 3rd party to survive in the gaming industry.those of us who purchased this amazing system want it only for Nintendo exclusive games.xbox and sony from my pov cant make a good rpg or a good fps compared to what i play online and those are f2p.if i want a fps its online with my pc same with mmorpg.now what i cant get from my pc is what Nintendo has.apps if i wanted killer apps ill go to my phone or tablet that's an area that Nintendo is new in so yes it will be slow for them on that end but like what Nintendo does best is deliver on its playablitiy in the end when they get those bugs worked out.now unless u own one ur opinion means nothing because u have no factual knowledge in the field of this topic.what i think is most of u mad that Nintendo doesn't have much 3rd party support and ur favorite games arnt on a system u would like to own because of it awesome and Nintendo only titles so if it is this reason bitch to the companies who arnt making games for it but don't knock a system that does deliver!

Ivan Ambiel
Ivan Ambiel

who cares for nintendo consoles anyway¬¬

Toni Dorff
Toni Dorff

So they have finally released so many Super Mario -games that they ran out of numbers.

Nev3rtime
Nev3rtime

Looks good. 2D Mario's a more obvious game to pack with a Nintendo console. My only reservation is I'd be unlikely to buy Nintendo Land on it's own so wouldn't have all the multi player mini game fun on those odd days when people come and visit.

Am I the only person who'd like them to have supplied a higher priced pack with an external harddrive and some wii motes?

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

A Wind Waker HD bundle for $250 would probably sell way more, but interesting to see the numbers come January.

Robert Warnes
Robert Warnes

You do know that both Sony and Microsoft do game consoles with small amounts of the memory, the 12GB PS3 and 4GB 360. The idea is to keep the price down as possible and make it attractive. I mean you pay a premium with Sony and Microsoft to get that extra memory over the smaller models, so why is it a problem with the Wii U to pay a "premium" for a stand alone external hard drive.

BradBurns
BradBurns

I wanted to buy the Wii U in white but this bundle is tempting.

AMG
AMG

That's a nice deal for any Super Mario fans still of the fence about getting a Wii U.

hekifier
hekifier

When are we ever going to get a White Wii U system bundle? I don't want the black one!

David Chang
David Chang

Don't care. Not a first person Metroid.

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

Hmm... they are getting better about these bundles.

I certainly was NOT impressed with them doing a LoZ Wind Waker HD bundle. (****that game, for reals)  

MVan86
MVan86

"Pay $300 now for a next gen system with two games instead of waiting to pay $400 or $500 for a next gen system without any"...

Only problem, Nintendo, is that the Wii U hasn't proven itself to be a next gen console people want and has no killer app a year on from its release - yeah Mario Bros U and Luigi U are good games but they haven't set the world on fire... Zelda's your best hope at this point and it's months and months away.

I'll happily wait for the PS4 and X1.

omar_q
omar_q

Not even the iconic Mario can save Nintendo anymore. 

Maybe another Metroid FPS game by Retro. 

swimbearuk
swimbearuk

Everything that's good about Wii U in one package - literally!!!  Ok, maybe that's a little harsh because Pikmin is good too.

Jon Taylor
Jon Taylor

Look forward to getting my wii you

Jon Taylor
Jon Taylor

Wii better than wii u? That statement. Makes no sense considering the wii u does everything the wii does and more

richter_1978
richter_1978

Actually, this shoulda been a bundle from the get go...i think dis one woulda help boost sales a little!


Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

Wait, it's a disc and not a digital code this time?

Kevin Taylor
Kevin Taylor

How can the Wii be better than the WiiU when the WiiU does everything the Wii does, and then some?

Byron Crawford
Byron Crawford

The wii is definitely not better than the wii u.. Give it time

Vi Phu
Vi Phu

Should have bundled Super Mario 3D World instead.

Shane Smith
Shane Smith

I love how they release this kinda stuff months after I've bought them all individually.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@Nev3rtime 

NintendoLand is (I believe) only $20 now by itself. 

Others would too, although why not just buy WiiMotes separate? 

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@MVan86 
"
is that the Wii U hasn't proven itself to be a next gen console people want and has no killer app a year on from its release" Oh, since when were you the voice of the people? Also there's Super Mario 3D World coming out a week after the Wii U's 1 year anniversary which is gaining more and more popularity with each new trailer. 

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@omar_q 

Super Mario - averages sales over 5m, lowest selling Super Mario game recently has been New Super Mario Bros. U which so far is at 2.5m (which this bundle should help raise)

Metroid Prime - none of the 3 games sold over 2m. 

Another Metroid Prime like game would be amazing, but looking at sales, it's hardly going to be the title that "saves" Nintendo, considering that Nintendo actually needs saving even though they're rolling in the profits from the 3DS.

MVan86
MVan86

@abHS4L88 @MVan86 I never claimed to be the voice of the people - I'm merely stating my opinion, granted I've made a comment about the Wii U but given it's lackluster sales I think I'm merely stating the facts. 

Super Mario 3D world looks okay but from everything I've seen going up and such on IGN and GS it's not generating "I HAVE to have this game" commentary like say Titanfall. 

Jay70sgamer
Jay70sgamer

Well said I have been saying this for the longest ...I agree

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@MVan86

Had the 3 games been available at launch, it would've definitely made the system look more appealing, stimulating more sales. Okay, here's something you're probably not aware of, the online community makes up about 15% of the entire gaming community. Just because you see a lot of "chatter" about the PS4/XBoxOne doesn't mean they don't have Nintendo on their mind or Nintendo is going to get ignored. 

I'm talking about the Wii U ports, the developers who made poor ports on the Wii U then complained about lack of sales are completely to blame since other 3rd parties managed to successfully port their games over to the Wii U with little problem, and the sales of such games were better because of it, like Assassin's Creed 3, Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed and Trine 2. 

Many people would pick up the XBoxOne for the superior versions of games, but if all of those "must have games" were exclusive to the XBoxOne, it would've definitely made it more appealing but to those who don't have as much money to spend will most likely settle for the 360 versions instead. At least the PS4's exclusives are only going to be on the PS4. 

Yes but like I said, the difference is no where near the difference between the Wii vs the PS3/360. 

What's selling? Call of Duty? Forza? Gran Turismo? Those are the only games that really hit system selling numbers and aside from Call of Duty (which is multiplatform), Nintendo's exclusives by comparison sell far better so why copy the competition when you have something that's even more successful? Plus why compete in a genre that you know others do way better? You want them to diversify, yet you want them to copy the competition, strange. 

I made a mistake in my post, I meant to say JRPGs, something that Microsoft doesn't really have anymore (except from industry troll Square-Enix) and I said that Sony has those. Platformers are present but aside from what Ubisoft puts out, they don't match the quality and variety Nintendo has within that genre. Nintendo easily has the widest variety of franchises, spanning nearly all genres, problem is is that the gaming community is too focused on Nintendo's heavy hitters that they've allowed the other franchises to be forgotten because Nintendo's not going to constantly put out new games of a franchise that's not selling, the Fire Emblem series nearly ended, but didn't due to Nintendo seeing Awakening as a success. 

MVan86
MVan86

@abHS4L88 @MVan86 They didn't do very well, the figures were appalling. Um I don't know it but it's a fairly safe bet because most of the chatter is all about the PS4 and X1 along with some of the biggest games, there's next to nothing about Nintendo right now and people'll be spending lots of money on their new consoles. 

Why put the blame for the quality of ports on developers when the Wii was vastly underpowered compared to the 360 and PS3 as well as being radically different in terms of control schemes and such? 

Price is a factor, but given everything I've heard and read it's more the initial X1 policies that burnt consumers on the X1 not the extra $100 for Kinect 2.0. By that logic both new consoles would suffer as no-one would buy the 8th gen version of multi-gen games. 

Um have you looked at the specs - the Wii U is outclassed handily in all respects by the PS4 and X1. Sales are driven by games and if the Wii U can't sell in the West cause it doesn't have the big name 3rd party titles then it'll be the "also ran" of this gen. 

Sales of course - which is why Nintendo need to look at what's selling and accept they need something like that. 

Because then your first party franchises can win you the day when someone is weighing up what to buy, that's what first party titles are for these days - convincing someone to buy your console cause they can play something only you have while not missing out on the lionshare of games. I won't argue over personal game series preferences with you, I'll just point out that MS and Sony do have RPGs and Platformers. 


abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@MVan86

And they did fairly decent but due to at 3 high profile games not making it to launch, it really hurt the system. How do you know that? Once again, the system is $299, to the general public, a $100 difference is huge and with bundles like these, it'll only make it look even more appealing. 

Didn't help that 3rd parties put out crap ports and held back games, most notably Rayman Legends, a game that Nintendo pretty much ensured would sell great if it launched in February yet Ubisoft decided to make the ingenious decision to push it back because "360/PS3 owners wanted it also" yet when the game finally came out, it sold like crap on the PS3/360 and sold the best on the Wii U, even if the numbers were far less than what they could've been.

Price does play a huge factor, no one's going to want to pay an extra $100 for a peripheral they're probably not going to use, and some of the biggest exclusives like Titanfall are only timed exclusives AND are coming out on the 360. 

The difference is not as great, if they can make games for the 360/XBoxOne, then the Wii U should be no problem, especially since many PC games were being brought over to the significantly weaker PS3/360. The main thing is sales, and it's mainly Western 3rd parties who don't see strong sales with Nintendo's systems. 

Because Sony established itself with 3rd party games whereas Nintendo has always been about the 1st party games, and it did come at a time where Nintendo was being very stubborn with their format, making Sony even more appealing to 3rd parties. 

Tell me, what's a better way to gauge what "the consumer wants" sales or posts made online? Please don't tell me posts online because how many times have we seen the whole "I WANT SOMETHING NEW AND ORIGINAL!" then when said new and original game comes out, it sells like crap while the game everyone online claims to hate sells over 10m. Nintendo has been getting the most criticism for not putting out new IPs or relying too much on Mario, Zelda and Pokemon and what came out on the Wii U recently, Pikmin 3 and The Wonderful 101, 2 very unique games, one being a brand new IP and how did both sell? Pikmin 3 did decent but The Wonderful 101 flopped in sales. Yeah, listening to the online community is definitely a wise business decision. 

Also, what's the point if the Wii U is going to offer the same types of games as the PS4/XBoxOne? If I want those games, I'll go to those consoles, hence why I believe Microsoft is not interested in gamers like me, because I don't give a damn about most shooters, bloody action games and simulation racers. I love RPGs, platformers, multiplayer games like Smash Brothers and MarioKart that have limitless replayability, and that's what I'm getting with Nintendo. Plus Nintendo offers far more than those, those are just the most popular genres on their systems. It'd be ignorant to think that shooters, bloody action games and racing sims is all Microsoft has to offer because I know they have more, but what they have that might interest me is either a multiplat or the game is not as good as what I can get on either the Wii U or PS4/

MVan86
MVan86

@abHS4L88 @MVan86 Last holiday season was their time - there's so much going on this time they're not gonna stand a chance.

The 3DS did kinda have more to prove as well, ie going from 2.5D to 3D - the Wii U just needed to be a powerful gaming console aimed at gamers (the latter of  which Nintendo claimed it would be).

I doubt their next gen console will have any trouble selling regardless of their price tags, cause people want them. The X1 is more likely to not sell as well, at least at the start, because of how comprehensively Mattrick shot MS in the head with the initial configuration of the X1. 

Third parties didn't ship with the Wii because of the difficulty in porting to it, the Wii U's architecture will again make that difficult as it's different from its competitors as well being less powerful (something that'll show in time).

Yes. Likely they'll help, but I doubt they'll sell a Wii U to people who've bought a PS4 and or X1 this holiday season.

Sony is a Japanese company as well but they don't have any trouble with third party developers.

Um it's basic business sense to cater to your customer base - if they want something more than just platformers, brawlers and kart racers you should GIVE that to them especially since the average age of gamers is going up. I for one would happily buy a Wii U if they made their own shooter, action adventure, involved racing game and had all the big third party titles.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@MVan86

Indeed, which is why the holiday season is very important for the Wii U. 

The 3DS was almost dead pretty much, the fact that Nintendo had to slash the price by $70 within 6 months showed how much trouble the system was in despite its strong launch sales. The difference was that Nintendo managed to get the 3DS going faster, mainly because the price drop was coupled with Super Mario 3D Land and MarioKart 7. 

I honestly don't think the XBox One will sell that much, I mean come on, it's $500. The PS3 was $500-$600 and barely sold anything within the first 2 years despite having a strong launch. The PS4 will definitely do better but we'll see. 

Nintendo openly admitted that game development is taking longer than expected, which in turn affected sales since their hit titles weren't coming out, making 3rd parties worry about how well their games will perform on a system with a small user base. Last I checked, Arkham City is on the Wii U and Arkham Origins is also being released on it. So you HONESTLY believe that games that ALWAYS sell over 5m, well over 10m on the Wii, won't be system sellers? Super Smash Brothers Melee alone moved over 3-4m Gamecubes, and the upcoming one will no doubt support great online play, something Smash players have REALLY wanted for the longest time. MarioKart Wii is still being played so the idea of playing a much improved version with even better online will also be a huge draw for MarioKart 8, not to mention that the game looks beautiful. 

Again, inaccurate statement. 3rd party support is nearly non-existent with western developers would be appropriate because Nintendo still has support from many Japanese developers, the only notable one not really supporting them on home consoles being Square-Enix. 

Who cares if they're not main genres anymore? They dominate their own respective genres and the sales of those games prove it. If anything, all the more Nintendo needs to bust out these games because what dose the launch line up of the PS4/XBoxOne look like? Shooters, bloody action games and driving sims dominate the launch line up, yes that's totally what Nintendo needs to go for. Also it's pretty much proven that whenever Nintendo tries to do something different, regardless of how amazing it is, this damn community doesn't want it nor will support it and scream for the next Mario, Zelda, Metroid so why not come out with something that's guaranteed to sell lots of units, then when the install base is large, start coming out with the more niche and new titles. 

MVan86
MVan86

@abHS4L88 @MVan86 They were appalling and though improving still aren't great.

I don't recall the 3DS having as many problems as the Wii U does, besides when comparing the 3DS to the Wii U you have to remember it had a lot less competition and a strong family linage. 

It's okay but it's not that good, just watch how many units of the PS4 and X1 will sell then say things aren't that bad. 

Well it sure bothers me that Nintendo are talking a big game about having the best titles and that the Wii U is a gamer focused console... then delivering what they have so far. I'm sorry but I really, truly doubt that any of the those three will function as a system seller or killer app.  Their 3rd party support is nearly non-existent, they missed nearly all the big titles last gen (Arkham series, BioShock, etc).

It is potentially risky but they need like for like answers to the killer apps of the other two consoles because platformers, brawlers and kart racers - while still solid - aren't the main genres anymore. 


abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@MVan86 

They were appalling but they've been steadily improving over the last two months or have you not been paying attention? 

The 3DS suffered from the branding problem also but Nintendo easily managed to flip that around, and they can and will do the same with the Wii U. 

I can see a lot of effort being put into both considering that majority of Nintendo's best games are home console titles, but unlike handheld games, home console titles take MUCH longer to develop, especially now that their home console is HD. 

Also 3.5m units at launch is nothing to scoff at and around 60% of those sales were coupled with New Super Mario Bros. U. 

I'm absolutely positive that Microsoft has no interest in gamers like me but that doesn't bother me nor does it make me bias or dislike them, I simply just don't buy their products since I have Sony and Nintendo to deliver the games that do interest me. The Wii U has yet to get a killer app, but there are 3 proven system sellers down the line, starting with Super Mario 3D Land, then MarioKart 8, and finally Super Smash Brothers. By then the system should most definitely be in a good place. Also people need to stop saying that Nintendo has no 3rd party support, the more accurate phrase would be that their 3rd party support is not as strong as Sony/Microsoft. The 3rd parties that do support Nintendo give them a good amount of exclusives and like Sony, Nintendo has the backing of Indie developers also. 

"Diversifying their 1st party stuff" at this stage is a huge risk, as the system needs games that are proven to move units, and when it comes to Nintendo, nothing does a better job than new entries of established franchises, mainly those that only appear once per platform. 

MVan86
MVan86

@abHS4L88 @MVan86 No it's not - sales figures for the system are appalling. The best you can suggest is that maybe people are waiting for a killer app.

It is only just more powerful than the 360/PS3, which are definitely a lot weaker than the PS4 and X1. It's a branding problem that should never have existed in the first place. 

Yeah... cause the handheld market is where Nintendo is king, if they put half as much effort into their console space offerings they'd be in a much better place. Once again I'll deal in facts - NSMBU sold well and got good reviews but it wasn't able to propel the Wii U out there like Halo was for the Xbox. 

Yeah I'll admit I've got some bias against Nintendo - since the message I've got from them lately (in talking about how they've got the best games this holiday season, how we don't need certain kinds of games) is that they're not interested in gamers like me. However the fact remains the Wii U is not selling well despite having solid games, Nintendo aren't diversifying their 1st party stuff, still haven't won back 3rd party developers and are about to face a blitz from MS and Sony. 

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@MVan86

Again, lack of killer apps, and when certain games caused sales spikes with the system, it's clear that it's a system that people want, just holding off on until more games come in. If the system doesn't do well for the holiday, then you can say that it's a "next gen system people didn't want." 

It's not "vastly underpowered" like the Wii was, the gap between the Wii U - PS4/XBoxOne is far smaller than the gap between the Wii - PS3/360. The gap in power is similar to that of the Dreamcast vs the Gamecube/XBox, clearly superior to previous consoles, but noticeably weaker than the competition. All it takes is a little advertising to tell people that it's a new system, and more and more people are realizing that. NO ONE is that stupid, and if they are, then they probably don't even touch videogames. 

Yet Super Mario 3D Land exploded 3DS sales, New Super Mario Bros. Wii sold over 22m. I believe part of the reason New Super Mario Bros. U didn't have as much of an impact was due to it being released shortly after NSMB2, lessening the impact of the game, whereas Super Mario 3D World is a culmination of everything that people love in a Super Mario game. Thinking that it won't be a killer app considering that nearly EVERY Super Mario game has proven to be a system seller is just you being biased against Nintendo. 

MVan86
MVan86

@abHS4L88 @MVan86 Um no that's not me speaking for on behalf of others that's me saying something that's reflected by sales figures.

As far as I can see the Wii U has several major problems; lack of killer apps (near on a year after release), soon to be vastly underpowered (which will likely mean they continue to miss out big third party titles like the Wii did - and unlike the Wii it can't get away with that) and it's name not helping people realise it's a different system.

Nintendo need something that gets everyone talking - barring some kind of miracle Mario World 3D won't be that, it'll pry be a very good game but not killer app good. 

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@MVan86 

When you say stuff like "It's not the next gen system PEOPLE want." then you're pretty much speaking for others and not just yourself. 

The Wii U is clearly suffering from a similar situation as the Vita, 3DS and PS3, which was lack of killer apps, something the Vita is still struggling with. It doesn't matter the tech or whatever because looking at the systems listed, some are technologically superior while the others are weak compared to the competition. 

Yes it is, and remember, this is still Super Mario we're talking about, a franchise that not only resonates strongly with the gaming community (even if they're not vocal about it) but also with the general public, and the sales of each major title proves that. Super Mario 3D World looks to combine the epic feel and creativity of the 3D Mario games with the accessibility and multiplayer fun that the 2D Mario games possess.