Wii U Basic $199 at Wal-Mart Canada this week - Report
Leaked advertisement shows $100 markdown on Basic model will be effective August 2; no comment from Nintendo yet.
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The Wii U Basic model will see a $100 markdown at Wal-Mart in Canada, and will sell for $199, according to a scan of the retailer's latest advertisement obtained by Gimme Gimme Games.
The markdown will go into effect on Friday, August 2, according to the advertisement. The 8GB Basic model currently retails for $300, while the 32GB Deluxe edition goes for $350.
A Nintendo representative was not immediately available to comment on Wal-Mart's advertisement.
Nintendo has had a tough time moving Wii U units since launch, selling only 160,000 systems during the April-June quarter and 3.61 million systems overall. Asda, a Wal-Mart subsidiary and the United Kingdom's second-largest supermarket, stopped stocking the Wii U in its stores this week.
Nintendo plans to sell 9 million Wii U units before March 2014. The company is hoping to spur console sales by releasing numerous first-party titles in the coming months, including The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Wii Party U, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Super Mario 3D World, and Wii Fit U.