With E3 just around the corner, we’re sure many are eagerly waiting to see what Nintendo might have to offer in terms of games. However would a price drop for the console be something you’d be interested in? That might be the case because according to a report from Kotaku, one of their sources has revealed to them that GameStop has reportedly stop stocking the 8GB version of the Nintendo Wii U console, and that that particular model itself is said to be recalled come 18th of June. It is unknown as to why Nintendo might be recalling the unit, and possibilities of it having a hardware defect is likely, but at the same time some have speculated that the recall could be due to a new SKU or a price cut.
What this means is that instead of opting for the 8GB model which is cheaper than the 32GB model, by recalling the device, it is possible that the 32GB model could see its price of $350 slashed to $300, thus taking the price point of the 8GB unit. On the other hand like we said, a new SKU is possible, such as a more value for money 8GB bundle could be introduced instead. Either way take it with a grain of salt for now, but will a price slash help boost the sale of the Wii U? We know that it worked with the Nintendo 3DS, so perhaps Nintendo is hoping the same will happen with the Wii U.