It looks like Nintendo hit a sweet spot on value and price with this year’s Wii U holiday bundle. The package, which includes a Wii U Deluxe console, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Splatoon, was made available from many major retailers, starting on Thanksgiving, for a discounted price of $249.99.

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The bundle appears to have flown off physical and digital shelves in record time. At the time of writing, the system is out of stock for delivery at Target, Walmart, and Best Buy, as well as for in-store pickup at most of their retail locations. In fact, in a press release issued by Target yesterday, on Black Friday, the retailer cited the new bundle as the “top selling item on Target.com” for Thanksgiving Day.

While empty shelves are certainly a good sign for Nintendo and the Wii U, it’s ultimately never ideal when demand outpaces supply. Still, it will be interesting to see what kind of bump this has given the Wii U install base next time Nintendo shares some sales data with us.

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Brittin literally grew up with Link, Mario and Samus. These three characters and their worlds collectively capture everything that he loves about video games.

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  1. JaidynReiman says:

    Even if it doesn’t maintain the discounted price, this bundle should definitely come back.

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  2. DariusQ says:

    It shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise given that the package literally includes the two best games on the system, but here we are. I shudder to think just how much of the internal memory this takes up though. Both Smash & Splatoon are DLC patch heavy too.

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    • scaryscarymushroom says:

      “Literally includes the two best games on the system…”

      Nah. They’re both good, but there are plenty games on the Wii U that I like more than Smash.

      And Mario Maker beats them both by a country mile.

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