Nintendo Reveals New Super Mario Bros. & New Super Luigi U Wii U Console Bundle, Plus Nintendo Land Price Cut
Jump into the Wii U experience with the Mario Bros.!
Some things just feel right: The Nintendo Entertainment System’s legendary pack-ins were Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt, while the Super NES came with Super Mario World. Other Nintendo consoles have adopted the Bros. as their pack-in later in their lifespans in the years since, and now the Wii U is joining them.
Today, Nintendo of Canada has put those rumors to rest by announcing that as of November 1st, consumers will have the option of purchasing a new Wii U “Mario & Luigi” Deluxe Set. For $299.99, you get the black 32GB version Wii U console with a GamePad controller, and both New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U on one disc. Also contained on the disc are some bonus videos, the contents of which have yet to be revealed.
You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in the Wii U Deluxe Digital Promotion, which gets you ten percent back in points on purchases you make from the Nintendo eShop, which are then converted into credit in $5 increments.
“Mario and Luigi are two of the biggest heroes in video games,” said Nintendo of Canada’s Vice-President and General Manager, Ron Bertram, in a press release. “This new Wii U configuration gives people instant access to not one, but two of the most well-received Wii U games. It’s another example of the tremendous value and variety that Nintendo is offering consumers this holiday season.”
The previous pack-in, Nintendo Land, is certainly a fine game, but one might argue that it isn’t quite what the Wii U needs to help move units. As a separate game, then, one must then ask whether it’s worth $60 to enjoy– or at least, that used to be the case. According to Engadget, Nintendo Land is also seeing a price drop to $30, a much better value– especially to those who feel uncertainty.
In my personal opinion, all three are great games, though I have to admit I have a tendency to lean a little more towards Mario and Luigi as preferences go (save for where Balloon Trip is concerned). To see what I think of each, though, check out my review for Nintendo Land here, the mega-review for New Super Mario Bros. U here, and New Super Luigi U here.