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Nintendo cuts price of Wii U game console by $50



So if you were in the market for a Wii U, I guess you have to like the news that it'll cost you $300 instead of $350. You have to wonder, however, about the potential for Nintendo to stay relevant, with casual gamers moving to smartphone games and the hardcore crowd favoring Xbox and Playstation consoles.

Nintendo also announced a new handheld, the $130 2DS (it's got all the features of the 3Ds and 3DS XL, minus the 3D graphics), which will join the company's current handheld lineup: the DS ($99); the 3DS ($170); and the 3DS XL ($200). Given the features and app ecosystem for handhelds like Apple's iPod touch and Android tablets, Nintendo's handhelds might be a tough sell.

[Last modified: Thursday, August 29, 2013 2:19pm]


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