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Nintendo balks at introducing Ambassador Program to Wii U

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Nintendo will not be introducing its Ambassador Program to the Wii U console, Nintendo of America confirmed in a letter.

In the letter obtained by Wii U Daily, the publisher and developer stated that the program is only for Nintendo 3DS owners who purchased systems before Aug. 12, 2011 and "there are no plans for a similar program for Wii U."

"I know that this isn't what you were hoping for, but we appreciate your support of our products now and in the future," Nintendo's Helena Toledo wrote in response to the query if the program will come to the console. "I also want to assure you that your comments will be added to our records and made available for other departments at the company to use as they see fit."

The Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program was introduced for consumers who purchased the Nintendo 3DS for $249.99 prior to its drop to $169.99 in August 2011. The program offered 3DS early adopters ten NES games and ten Game Boy Advance games.

The Wii U launched Nov. 18 in North America in two versions: The $299.99 Basic version and the $349.99 Deluxe edition. Nintendo announced last week that it is dropping the price of the Wii U Deluxe console to $299.99 on Sept. 20.