Are these the last decent Wii U deals we'll see?

Nintendo unleashes the discounts to clear Wii U and 3DS stock

The Wii U has stubbornly held onto its price since release, with multiple Black Fridays coming and going with no sign of an official discount or essential Wii U deals.

Now, though, Nintendo clearly wants to create some room for the Nintendo Switch preorders, and has just started a sale on its UK site.

Using voucher code EXTRA10 you'll be able to take advantage of the best-value Wii U deals bundles around. We're not looking at huge price reductions to be honest, but compared to some of the frankly ridiculous prices out there, these are the best we've seen in some time. 

All of these bundles include the black Premium edition of the Wii U with 32GB of storage. You have a tough choice of which game bundle to choose though. Will it be the classic racer Mario Kart 8, the ridiculously fun and oddly family-friendly shooter Splatoon, or the souped-up adventuring of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD?

Better yet, Nintendo has thrown in a copy of Minecraft: The Wii U Edition, which is worth around £20.

To put these deals into perspective, the same rare limited-edition Zelda console is currently £330 on Amazon, and seems to be sold out elsewhere. The Mario Kart bundle is sold out at most stores too, although Smyths has a decent £229.99 deal on at the moment, albeit without Minecraft.

But the toy store does go one better with a Wii U Premium bundle with both Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 for £249.99. As for a straight-up Splatoon console bundle, you're looking at prices starting at around £280 elsewhere. 

These prices could be as good as it gets, as Wii U production is thought to have ended and most stores are already sold out. The Wii U has been a disappointment sales-wise for Nintendo, but it has a strong catalogue of first-party titles such as the games bundled above, along with Xenoblade Chronicles X, Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 2, Super Mario Maker, Yoshi's Woolly World and Zelda: Twilight Princess HD.

Don't forget the new 3DS deals!

Despite the New 3DS selling rather well thank you very much, Nintendo has unleashed the EXTRA10 voucher code on some handheld bundles too. While the bundled games here, or the removable faceplates, won't be to everyone's taste, these are actually the cheapest 3DS deals around for the New 3DS, full-stop. 

We're assuming that Nintendo is struggling to restock the handheld after the Christmas sales as it seems to be sold out at most stores, hiking up the price of any stock way past the asking price below.

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