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Target Offers Free $50 Gift Card With Mario & Luigi Wii U Bundle in the U.S.

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

That's got to be tempting

With major releases such as Mario Kart 8 getting closer, as well as a number of enticing download games on the eShop, the Wii U should become an increasingly attractive console in the coming weeks and months; there's also a backlog of high-quality titles to explore, too. We can expect various bundles and offers to tempt shoppers this year, meanwhile, and Nintendo of America has now tweeted an offer to attract the attention of gamers in the U.S.

This promotion is via Target, which is offering a $50 gift voucher with in-store purchases of the Mario & Luigi Deluxe (32GB) Wii U model. The price of $299.99, in addition to that $50 voucher, may seem tempting considering the fact that this bundle also includes New Super Mario Bros. U and its expansion New Super Luigi U.

As you can see above this offer will be available until 12th April in Target stores; you have to go to your local store as the offer isn't available online.

Do you think this deal will tempt many gamers into finally picking up a Wii U?

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User Comments (33)



MAB said:


This is the final year before Wii U is nailed up tight in its coffin... Unfortunately this whole current gen of systems has been a huge let down for gamers



Genesaur said:

Most interesting. If it weren't for insurance and website domain payments all being due this month, I'd be all over it.



ekreig said:

Oh man, if I weren't flat broke I would so be jumping on this...

All I can do is hope this kind of stuff is still around when I can afford it (it never is) XD



Aqueous said:

Its tempting but if it is U.S. only I can stop thinking about it. They didn't say in the tweet if it was U.S. only or not.



rjejr said:

I bought my $350 Wii U w/ a $50 GC at Target last Aug., about a week before the $50 price drop, back when it still had Nintendo Land, right before they announced the Zelda bundle w/ the nice l decorated Gamepad.

It's still not too late for them to announce an MK8 bundle, or a SSB bundle tomorrow, or one of those bundles and a price drop to $249 or $279 in time for MK8.

Potential buyers should at least wait until after the SSB ND tomorrow evening to see if anything gets announced during that. I know it's officially a SSB ND, but who knows what else Nintendo could also announce, a MK8 bundle seems as likely as anything to me.



TreesenHauser said:

Since I have a Wii U this obviously ain't for me, but I let my friends know about it on Facebook. Hopefully some of them will use their tax refunds to take advantage of it.



Alpha2797 said:

Aww, I just got a Wii U last month. I would've liked to get a $50 gift card so that I'd be able to get Super Mario 3D World...I'd gladly pay only $10 for that game. Oh well, even without the gift card the Wii U is worth it! I've been wanting to get a Wii U since early last year and I was almost able to afford one too but the Fire Emblem Awakening 3DS Bundle was too tempting. (My original 3DS messed up too so it was the perfect time to get a new 3DS)

Then I had no money for the Wii U anymore because I started college but I got one for my birthday instead and I'm glad! Non Wii U owners, I recommend purchasing one because it's worth it especially with Mario Kart 8 coming out soon.



rjejr said:

Oh funny, just noticed the Target credit card ad on the side.

FYI - Target credit card users do save 5%, that's $15 off the $300 Wii U price. I still recommend waiting until Wed though.



gatorboi352 said:

@rjejr Exactly this. Given the 'stupid smart' no brainer of a move that an MK8 Wii U bundle would be, if Nintendo does NOT act on it I will have lost all faith in their current leadership and direction as a company.

Either that, or I will be convinced they are going Non-Profit.



lckulczak said:

On top of that it's the buy 2 get 1 free sale at Target as well. Perfect time for someone to buy themselves a Wii U!



dkxcalibur said:

Target is the place to get video games. We bought a second 3DS XL 3 weeks ago at Target to take advantage of the free Pokemon game and at the time Target offered a $30 GC. We already own a Wii U or I would be picking one up. This is a great deal. Like Ickulczak mentioned, it's also buy 2 get 1 free. I'll be picking up Yoshi, Rayman, and something else my sons......maybe Fire Emblem for me?



Starwolf_UK said:

The image feels like a failed CMYK>RGB conversion.

That aside, I guess this makes it better than the $205 refurbished Wii U you can buy direct from Nintendo support. Well provided you can get Nintendoland for cheap.



gatorboi352 said:

@Starwolf_UK "That aside, I guess this makes it better than the $205 refurbished Wii U you can buy direct from Nintendo support."

I convinced my brother to act on that deal, and he received what was once a Latin America version Wii U complete with Spanish instructions and pamphlets. The device itself seemed pretty "like new" though. I was worried about the condition of the GamePad and it looked solid.



PJR0cks said:

I'm tempted to maybe go ahead and buy a second hand Wii U, any thoughts on that? I thought I would get one with a pro controller and some decent games, I'm not sure how much it's worth tho.



Dreamcaster-X said:

That's a pretty good deal with the buy 2 get 1 free deal in addition. You could get a Wii U for $300 then add 3 awesome games to you library for another $70-$80 after the gift card is applied.



Janfeae said:

It's finally time for me to get a Wii U. Looking at all the Mario Kart 8 tracks available on GameXplain, paired with this $300, dual game, 50 dollars back combo, It's finally time I got my Wii U!



rjejr said:

@gatorboi352 - "Either that, or I will be convinced they are going Non-Profit."

Well they did lose money last year, so technically non-profit.



Zombie_Barioth said:

Considering MK Wii was also bundled with the original, on top of being the biggest seller not named Wii Sports by a long shot, Nintendo would be crazy not to do it.

Hopefully their not completely crazy.



rjejr said:

@Zombie_Barioth - "Hopefully their not completely crazy."

Guess we'll find out in 25 hours. MK bundle aside, if SSB doesn't at least have a "season" attached to its release then they are completely out of it. If they simply say "later this year" or "planned 2014" they are gongi to lose more than gain.



Gamer83 said:

Officially joined the Wii U family today, bought one of the last two bundles.



Action51 said:

@Gamer83 grats! Hope you enjoy your system as much as I have.

Target has always been pretty good with Nintendo. They actually maintain nice displays in the Target closest to me, and they have a decent selection of Nintendo stuff for a big box store.



Gamer83 said:


Thanks, figured this is as good a time as any to jump on the bandwagon and it'll go well with the PS4 which I already have. I used the $50 Target gift card to get a $35 for the e-shop, looking forward to some of the downloadable stuff. Super Mario 3D World was sold out which was a bummer but I got over fairly late and it looked like across all platforms people had taken advantage of that buy 2 get 1 deal also going on this week.



Obito_Sigma said:

Oh my goodness. This is a REALLY weird coincidence! I haven't been to Targets since probably August of last year! I went today and saw this guy buying 2 WII U'S!!! I was so shocked and told him "you are very wise, sir." But now, I have just noticed that this is the case. I thought that persons were just buying Wii U's out of the willy-nilly... I could only hope...

Really odd coincidence, though. As if the very day they made this promotion, I saw a guy buying two of them... other than that, it was a mother who found out that the GTAV game that her 8-year son almost made her buy contains adult sexual humor, vulgar language, twerking, and nudity.



Action51 said:

@Gamer83 Here are my reccomendations:

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - If you like platformers, this thing is a masterpiece and a juggernaut of amazing design and serious challenge.

The Wonderful 101 - It's an action adventure that takes some getting used to the strange combo system, but it's funny, over-the-top, frantic, and has some of the biggest, craziest boss fights ever

Lego City Undercover - It's only a single player game, but it makes good use of the gamepad and the story is surprisingly funny. It's got a huge open world and lots of stuff to collect and mini-challenges hidden all over the place.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted U - It's a Criterion open world racing game optimized for Wii U and includes most of the DLC from previous editions. This is an example of a GOOD port done right.

Zombi U - I reccomend this a little reluctantly because it is a little rough and the graphics feel a bit dated for a "next gen" horror survival game, but it really uses the gamepad well and it's genuinely creepy!

So those are my top five recommendations.



Gamer83 said:


Thanks, I definitely plan to get Donkey Kong at some point. Will be getting Super Mario 3D World when I find it and pre-ordering Mario Kart 8 as well. Kart and Smash are the main reasons I was leaning towards getting a Wii U this year, this deal just sped up the purchase.

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