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Nintendo prices Wii U Deluxe, Wind Waker HD Bundle at $300

Nintendo is reducing its suggested price for the Wii U Deluxe Set to $300. The $50 price drop will be official as of Sept. 20, but expect retailer-specific discounts to go into effect before then.

The drop will bring it into price parity with the white, less-spacious Basic bundle. We've asked Nintendo about the Basic's future and will update this article with any response.

Nintendo announced its The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Bundle will also launch on Sept. 20 for $300. The bundle includes a Deluxe Wii U console (meaning black and with 32 GB of built-in storage), a black GamePad with gold Zelda detailing, a download code for the digital version of the Hyrule Historia, and an immediately valid download code for The Wind Waker HD.

The Wind Waker HD will be available two weeks early for digital buyers, in the bundle or by itself on eShop. The retail version will launch on Oct. 4.

UPDATE: Here's Nintendo's response about Wii U Basic's future:

"The Basic model is currently in very limited supply. If consumers can find it, it remains at a suggested retail price of $299.99."

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.