Right now Best Buy is selling the Wii U at a hefty discount. For the next two days (March 22nd and March 23rd) they will be selling Wii U 8GB Basic Set for only $249.99.
Nintendo has been having a hard time moving Wii U systems in North America since the holidays passed. There are reports that more than two-thirds of the Wii U systems purchased are usually Deluxe systems.
Best Buy’s sale might line up with those reports as they aren’t selling the $349.99 Deluxe model at a discount whatsoever. Instead this sale is exclusively for the Basic SKU.
Still, $249.99 for a Wii U isn’t bad even if it will likely require you to add some sort of external storage. At the time of this posting Best Buy’s website doesn’t reflect the actual sale price (it still says $299) until you go to check-out. At check-out the $50 discount is applied.Best Buy selling Wii U for $249 right now,