The basic version of Nintendo's Wii U console will be just $199 at Walmart locations in Canada starting Friday, August 2, according to a retailer ad that sprouted up online. The ad notes that the sale counts for online purchases.
Walmart isn't the only Canadian retailer with discounts on Wii U systems, as The Source is currently offering the basic version for $250
and the deluxe system for $300
. The basic model's standard retail price is $300, whereas the deluxe model is normally $350. Given that Nintendo moved just 160,000 Wii U consoles worldwide in Q1 2014
(April 2013 through June 2013), discounting its home console might
just be a good idea.