If the rumors are true, then Nintendo’s codenamed “NX” console will take over as the company’s main living room machine. Rumors also point to the “NX” as Nintendo’s saving grace, since it will incorporate new technology and offer gamers new ways to play.
This means the Wii U will go out swinging in 2016. New games such as Pokken Tournament and Star Fox Zero are on the way, so those who already own the console have some quality releases to look forward to. For those who haven’t picked up a Wii U yet, now’s the best time to do so. There’s a wealth of great console bundle deals that come packaged with some of Nintendo’s best games.
Check out this listing of the top 10 best Wii U console bundles and discover the best way to put Nintendo’s latest home console into your gaming collection.
1. Wii U Super Smash Bros and Splatoon Bundle – Special Edition Deluxe Set
If you’re in the market for your 1st Wii U, then this bundle stands out as the finest selection. Not only will you walk away with a 32GB Wii U console, you’ll also get to add two of the console’s best games to your collection. Fighting game fans will be happy to have the latest rendition of Super Smash Bros., while multiplayer shooter fans will be pleased to add Splatoon to their gaming rotation. Both games come pre-installed on this Wii U bundle, so all your newfound Nintendo fun will be contained within this #1 pick.
2. Nintendo Wii U Super Mario Maker Console Deluxe Set
The more creative types will be able to realize their truest potential with Super Mario Maker. This platformer provides gamers of all types the tools needed to craft the most creative stages ever seen in a Super Mario game. With this bundle, you’ll be gifted with a download token for the game, a 32GB Wii U console, the special Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary Mario Modern Color Amiibo figure and the Super Mario Maker Idea Book.
3. Nintendo Wii U 32GB Console Splatoon Special Edition Bundle
Splatoon shocked us all when it arrived in 2015. We had no idea that a multiplayer online shooter that relied more on laying paint all over the environment would wind up being so addictive. We’re not afraid to admit that we’re a kid now…we’re a squid now. Copping this Wii U bundle means you’ll get a full download code for the game, plus your new Wii U console will come pre-installed with the party game Nintendo Land.
4. Wii U Mario Kart 8 & Nintendoland 32GB Deluxe Bundle
The Mario Kart games can always be trusted upon to deliver some quality entertainment amongst party goers. Those games can also lead to crumbling relationships (people tend to catch feelings when they get bombed by the dreaded blue shell). The 8th sequel comes with new, inventive tracks and an even larger roster of Mario’s extended family. This bundle not only comes with a physical copy of the game, it also features a disc version of Nintendo Land. This bundle covers your kart racing and amusement park party game needs.
5. Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set: Super Mario 3D World and Nintendo Land Bundle – 32 GB
True platforming greatness got its origins with the birth of Super Mario Bros. Ever since then, the Italian plumber who’s always freeing Princess peach from peril has appeared in a number of amazing sequels. On the Wii U, he donned a colorful cat suit and teamed up with this buddies for new adventures in Super Mario 3D World. With this bundle, you’ll get a physical copy of this highly reviewed platformer and also one for Nintendo Land. This combo pack will allow you to hop onto goal posts and play a wealth of Nintendo-themed multiplayer minigames.
6. Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set: New Super Mario Bros U and New Super Luigi U
If you prefer the side-scrolling retro feel of the Super Mario games, then you’d much rather be content with this Wii U bundle. New Super Mario Bros. U once again sends players into the Mushroom Kingdom to discover new power-ups, plenty of gold coins and a treasure trove of stage secrets. New Super Luigi U throws Mario’s brother into his own set of trippy and challenging levels for some extra fun. This Wii U package comes with a 32GB console and a physical copy of New Super Mario Bros. U that comes with Luigi’s separate adventure.
7. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (HD Deluxe Set) for Nintendo Wii U
Link’s biggest fans know full well that this Wii U bundle is their #1 pick. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD re-release comes in digital form with your new 32GB console. The Gamepad included with this prized package comes with some special Zelda-inspired golden emblem designs. The final gift that comes with this bundle is a digital edition of “Hyrule Historia,” an all-encompassing book that delves into the vast history within The Legend of Zelda franchise.
8. Nintendo Wii U Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set
The true Mario Kart fiend in any gamers out there will want to add this Wii U bundle to their roster. It’s especially a great pickup for those who want to replicate the feel of lapping other racers with an arcade steering wheel. So what comes in the box, you ask? A physical copy of Mario Kart 8, a 32GB Wii U, a special custom Mario Wii wheel and a Mario-themed Wii Remote Plus.
9. Nintendo Wii U 32GB Mario Kart 8 (Pre-Installed) Deluxe Set
Nintendo changed their tune regarding DLC for most 1st-party titles on the Wii U. Mario Kart 8 was the recipient of an incredible amount of extra tracks, characters and vehicles. With this bundle, your new 32GB Wii U will already come pre-installed with the game. On top of that awesome bonus, you’ll get two downloadable vouchers for the game’s full DLC suite. This means you’ll get six new racers, eight new vehicles and 16 new tracks. This is the ultimate package for Mario Kart fans who want everything there is to see and do in the 8th sequel.
10. Nintendo Skylanders SWAP Force Bundle – Nintendo Wii U
Our final Wii U bundle pick caters more to the young ones. The Skylanders series has been going strong ever since Spyro’s reintroduction to gaming with the “toys brought to life” concept. Skylanders Swap Force comes packaged with a basic white Wii U console. This bundle’s extra goodies includes the following – a physical copy of Skylanders Swap Force, an extra game in the form of Nintendo Land, three Skylanders figures, a poster, the game’s Portal of Power, three trading cards and three sticker sheets.
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