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Nintendo dropping Wii U Deluxe price to $299.99 Sept. 20

Nintendo is lowering the price for the Wii U Deluxe console to $299.99, a $50 discount over its previous price of $349.99.

Nintendo will also release a Wii U bundle with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD on Sept. 20 for $299.99.

The Deluxe Set was released at the console's launch last November and includes a black console, 32 GB of internal storage and NintendoLand. It also includes stands for the console, GamePad controller and a GamePad cradle. An 8 GB, white Wii U Basic Set was also released at launch for $299.99.

Nintendo's announcement did not mention the Basic Set, which it began pulling from some retail outlets earlier this year. The company told Polygon that it was "working with its retail partners to simply rebalance the stock of the White 8GB and the Black 32GB Wii U models in the market" and that both would continue to be available.

"Nintendo has one of the strongest and most diverse video game lineups in our history," said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America's president and COO in a press release containing the announcement. "Today we're making those unique Nintendo experiences more accessible and affordable. However you play and whatever you play, Nintendo has you covered."

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