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Topic: Nintendo to bundle Wii U with Wii Sports Club in Japan

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Azooooz

Nintendo, starting on March 27 this year, to sell a premium set Wii U with Wii Sports Club that also comes with it Wii Remote Plus at retail price of 30,000 Yens (about $294).

Source: http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/23/nintendo-bundling-wii-u-...
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afro_insomniac

Interesting approach.

I think a Wii Sports/MK8 bundle this holiday could help move units. I know that those two games along with Wii Fit and Just Dance were probably the biggest draws for the casual market that sold most Wii units.

They really need to market this right with the correct advertising highlighting the online capabilities of Wii Sports Club and how you can "play tennis with grandma, skype grandpa, dance with your niece, and share miiverse art with your nephew all from the comfort of your own home over the internet using the Wii U". Something like that.

I can see Wii Sports Club's online component helping to draw in the casual market again.

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DualWielding

the problem is price, I don't know about Japan but in the West it needs to be $199.99 for casuals to impulse buy

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skywake

Seems like a good idea. The problem isn't price BTW, if it was price the basic SKU wouldn't be sitting on shelves while the premium bundle sells ok. If it was about price then they wouldn't be getting slaughtered by the PS4 and XBOne. The problem is that nobody seems to understand the appeal of Nintendo Land. Wii Sports Club could well be a good move.

................ the main risk here is that people probably think of Wii Sports as "old" now. A short lived fad if you will. Can't hurt to try!

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Jazzer94

ferthepoet wrote:

the problem is price, I don't know about Japan but in the West it needs to be $199.99 for casuals to impulse buy

Better yet why don't Nintendo sell it for a dollar the casuals would buy Wii Us by the truck load, on a serious note price is not the the issue at hand is showing the appeal of the console.

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MrGawain

The only reason Nintendo would want to sell the console at a loss is if they could make up the short fall with game sales. It's unlikely casual gamers would buy loads of games, and even if they wanted to, there isn't a vast amount of games to appeal to them out there.

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DudeSean

I would think that they'd finish the Wii Sports Club games before releasing a bundle with it. I can see why Boxing could be an issue, since it might be hard to make it online with how fast the gameplay is, but at least include Baseball, right?

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skywake

I was under the impression that people only ever played Bowling and Golf..........

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Yoshi

I see that this bundle also includes a Wii Motion Plus, something that no other Wii U bundle has.

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