Target is selling the basic version of Nintendo’s Wii U for $239.99, that’s a full $60 off the regular price. I’m not surprised by the move, actually. The system’s been a weak seller, thanks in part to a weak software lineup and, well, the gaming landscape is changing. And while I found the Wii fun, it’s been a while that I’ve seen a console launch and so many people not care. The system badly needed a price cut, especially with Sony and Microsoft gaining momentum again.

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