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Nintendo to continue selling Wii U basic

“Well, why not?” you might be asking yourself, and it’s a good question. 1: Because there’s a big rumour going around that GameStop in America is going to stop selling it, because nobody is buying it,  and 2: Because nobody is buying it.

To make sure that the cut price, “next-gen” console from Nintendo will remain on UK shelves, Eurogamer got the Japanese game maker by the collar and shook it until its lunch money fell out; and then asked it if the Wii U would still be on sale.

“We are unable to comment on rumour or speculation however we can confirm that Wii U Basic continues to be available in the UK,” a Nintendo spokesperson said – while wetting their pants.

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“Hey look, its the much more functional, only slightly more expensive, same colour version!”

Of course this sort of speculation isn’t that unfounded. With Nintendo introducing the white Wii U Premium and thereby removing another reason for buying one version over the other, it wouldn’t be surprising if the 8GB Basic version was phased out – especially since you need an external hard drive if you want to do any meaningful storage on there.

KitGuru Says: I have more than that memory in my two year old phone. Why would Nintendo give us so little for a £150+ console?

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