Local retailer Dick Smith (DSE) have dropped the price of both Nintendo Wii U variants this morning, with the new bargain-basement price points suggesting that they will not be carrying the product once existing stock is sold.
The basic model of the console, which comes with 8GB onboard storage and limited accessories, is now priced at just $149 (down from $299, after originally launching at $449) and the premium version with its 32GB storage is $199 (down from $399, after launching at $549 in November last year.)
Games have also been discounted, however the store we visited (Lyall Bay in Wellington) had cleared their entire stock already (they did have several of each Wii U console in stock, though.) Other local branches reportedly still have games, with prices set around $20 for the games that are available.
Discounted consoles are available in store and via DSE's website.
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