The HMV price drop is due to the fact that the company is in administration; HMV have fantastic deals on Xbox 360 and PS3 bundles too. The last time I visited my local HMV they Had the PS3 Slim 12GB and the Wonder Book Starter pack for £119.99 also the Wonder Book starter pack was available for £19.99 a saving of £49.99 on the RRP.|
The Wii U deals in HMV last week were the Pro Controller £32, BLOPS II £32 and ZombiU £32; not much of a discount when Grainger Games are selling the same software for £29.99. The consensus in the front page article from the Eurogamer financial analyst experts; is Nintendo and the Wii U are fucked and HMV are making shelf space. Classing a company in administration as a retailer is comical.
I can’t see Nintendo turning the Wii U situation around in the UK either; already there are distribution problems (shortages of software) how do you expect to sell a console when you can’t even supply the software? The digital version of Need for Speed Most Wanted U is available on the eShop at £44.99 yet I want the physical media and I won’t pay more than £30 for a port.
With 3 decent games launching within a week you would think Nintendo would try and promote the Wii U; if I wasn’t a gamer and visited internet gaming sites, then I wouldn’t have a clue that the Wii U console existed. People are referring the Wii U situation to the DreamCast and GameCube, yet this feels more like the Atari Jaguar situation to me.