In order to help boost Wii U sales, many UK retailers decided to cut the price of the system. Back in March Asda and Amazon sliced £50 off the price tag, while HMV knocked a staggering £140 off a Premium console and ZombiU bundle.

It seems heavy price drops aren't exclusive to the UK though, as it has emerged South African retailer Toyzone has cut the price of the Wii U in half.

The Facebook page of a shopping centre in Bloemfontein confirmed the console is selling for R1,500 and R2,500 for the Basic and Premium bundles respectively - quite a hefty price reduction.

South African gamers looking to pick up a Wii U may never get a better opportunity than this. It's not known how long the price will remain that low, so if you're considering grabbing one you may want to act fast.

What are your thoughts on these price reductions we keep on seeing? Let us know in the comments section below.