The Nintendo Wii U is riding high after reports of doubled sales last month. Recently Nintendo announced a new Wii U Deluxe Bundle that includes 2 Mario & Luigi games and 32 GB of storage for the holiday. Now the Wii U Basic is getting some holiday bundle love too, with a package that includes Skylanders: Swap Force and an exclusive Skylanders figurine!
This limited edition bundle will go on sale on November 15th and will retail for $299. The Skylander’s: Swap Force starter kit alone is about $75, so it’s a pretty good deal. The exclusive “Washbuckler” figurine that’s included can’t be found anywhere else.
The Limited Edition Skylanders: Swap Force Wii U Basic Set (say that 10 times fast!) includes a basic White Wii U, a Skylanders starter kit that includes the game disc, “Portal of Power” and exclusive color changing “Washbuckler” figurine. Also thrown in is a free copy of Nintendo Land!
This holiday is kind of make-or-break for the Wii U. Nintendo’s console has struggled since its launch, and now faces Next Gen releases from both Sony and Microsoft. The bundles are great deals, and if Nintendo can move a decent amount of them it could keep the Wii U afloat for another year.
For more information, Nintendo’s press release follows below:
A new Wii U bundle featuring Activision Publishing Inc.’s Skylanders SWAP Force starter pack delivers an amazing amount of value for people looking for a great video game deal. The bundle launches Nov. 15 at a suggested retail price of $299.99 and includes everything needed to start the new adventure plus an assortment of Skylanders extras that will satisfy current fans and newcomers alike.
“There are so many great elements to this Skylanders SWAP Force Wii U bundle that we almost couldn’t cram them all into the box,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “This amazing deal provides a huge amount of entertainment for kids and their families to play together.”
The bundle comes with:
• a white Wii U Basic system
• a Skylanders SWAP Force starter pack that includes:
o Skylanders SWAP Force Wii U software
o a Portal of Power
o three Skylanders figures, including Ninja Stealth Elf (one of the Core Skylanders) and two SWAP Force characters: Blast-Zone and an exclusive color shift Washbuckler
o a collector poster, trading cards and sticker sheets
• a Nintendo Land game disc
The third installment of the award-winning toys-to-life Skylanders franchise, Skylanders SWAP Force lets players mix and match the top and bottom halves of up to 16 SWAP Force figures that are available for purchase and transform them into more than 250 unique characters*. Fans also can play Skylanders SWAP Force with their entire collection of 100+ characters from Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders Giants. The Wii U version of the game stands apart, with touch-screen interfaces on the Wii U GamePad controller and the ability to play the entire game on the GamePad while someone else watches TV. A portable version of Skylanders SWAP Force is available on Nintendo 3DS.
Remember that Wii U features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu.
*Requires purchase of all SWAP Force Skylanders.