Wii U for $199 at Wal-Mart in Canada starting August 2nd

Major news out of Canada today as Wal-Mart plans to sell the 8GB Basic Wii U for only $199 starting August 2nd. This appears to be Canada only for the moment. A picture of the ad has surfaced online.


That is some massive savings on the 8GB system. There are rumors about this SKU being discontinued as a whole but Nintendo has denied them altogether. Could this mean system price drop is on the horizon? I criticized Nintendo today in an earlier post for not using Pikmin 3’s release as a way to boost the system’s sales if coupled with a price cut. Perhaps I spoke too soon. I’ll be glad to take that one back Nintendo.

There is currently no word if Wal-Mart in the United States plans on doing this. Canadian Wal-Marts could simply be selling old stock out to make way for a new SKU or maybe Nintendo will really confirm they’re discontinuing it after all.