The Nintendo of America twitter account recently announced price drops for two games on the Wii U: Assassin’s Creed IV and ZombiU. Assassin’s Creed is now available for $39.99 and ZombiU is available for $29.99. Should you be excited? Not exactly. Amazon currently offers new copies of ZombiU for $14.99, and Assassin’s Creed IV for $25.49. Though I appreciate the sentiment, Nintendo needs to do more to drive sales of software on the Wii U.
Not only is Amazon beating these prices, but many other retailers like GameStop and Walmart are as well. So what’s the incentive here? I think if Nintendo starts doing sales like Steam does, we’ll see a lot more content being downloaded from the eShop. But cutting the prices to the point where they’re not even competing with retailers will make it a hard sell. What do you guys think? Are you excited for the lowered digital prices or would you rather go out and buy a physical copy? Let us know what you think in the comments!