Nintendo not planning Wii U Ambassador programme

Early adopters won't be compensated for recently announced price cut

Nintendo of America isn't planning to introduce a Wii U Ambassador programme.

In 2011, the company launched a 3DS Ambassador programme to compensate early buyers after it announced that it would slash almost a third off the handheld's price less than six months after its launch.


Shortly after Nintendo of America said last week that it will introduce a $50 Wii U price cut on September 20, a company spokesperson told Wii U Daily the firm has no plans for a similar compensation scheme for early Wii U buyers.

Thank you for taking the time to write with your questions regarding a Wii U Ambassador program. The Ambassador program is only available to any Nintendo 3DS owner who purchased their system before August 12, 2011 and there are no plans for a similar program for Wii U.

I know that this isn't what you were hoping for, but we appreciate your support of our products now and in the future. I also want to assure you that your comments will be added to our records and made available for other departments at the company to use as they see fit.

Nintendo will launch a Wii U Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD hardware bundle on October 4 in Europe and the US. The console in the bundle will have the same black gloss aesthetic as the existing Premium model, but will come with a GamePad etched with gold lettering, symbols and a Hyrule crest, plus a digital copy of Hyrule Historia, the Dark Horse published Legend of Zelda lore book.