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Now Amazon UK cuts Wii U price

Online retailer follows Asda and ShopTo's lead

Amazon has become the latest retailer to cut the Wii U price.

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The UK arm of the online retail giant has followed Asda's lead in knocking £50 off the price of both the Wii U basic and premium packs, which it's now selling for £199 and £249 respectively.

ShopTo also recently slashed the price of the Wii U basic pack by £60 (about 25 per cent) to £190.

CVG understands that the Wii U trade price has not changed. It was previously claimed the trade price for the basic model was £205, meaning that - if the number is accurate - retailers are selling the systems at a loss.

In January, Nintendo lowered its annual Wii U sales forecast from 5.5 million units to four million following weaker than expected demand for the console.

However, company president Satoru Iwata moved quickly to rule out the possibility of a Wii U price cut.

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