‘Super Smash Bros’ Wii U Bundle Spotted, Is $99 Too Much?

Hype over the October 3 release of Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS is out in full force, yet fans are anxious to find out more about the Wii U release of the game. The Wii U release date has not yet been revealed, but Amazon’s U.S. site has a pre-order listing for a Super Smash Bros. Wii U bundle, which comes with a GameCube controller, listed at $99.99. The pre-order date is set at the default placeholder of December 31, but some believe it will be released in time for the holidays.

Making use of a GameCube controller has been on the fan’s wish list since Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U was announced, and it appears as though Nintendo is planning on granting the wishes. However, is the $99 price tag too much for the game, a USB controller, and the adapter to allow up to 4 players?

The excitement surrounding the bundle is overwhelming, yet the price has received mixed reviews. Whiteblaze, a reader on Kotaku posted the following.

“I love the idea of playing it on a Gamecube controller but I will be damned if I pay that kinda price to do so.”

However, reader m9105826 ignores the price altogether and praises the controller.

“Smart of them to bundle a controller that people will actually want to use with this. At least SOMEONE at Nintendo realizes that nobody wants to play this game with waggle or a screen brick.”

Back in June, Nintendo pushed out a press release announcing that the GameCube Controller would sell for only $20, whereas the bundle would include a special GameCube controller that would equate to $30, the adapter, as well as the game. Unfortunately, the special controller is only special because it has the Super Smash Bros. logo printed on it.

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The press release shared that the bundle would be available for the holiday season.

“Nintendo is also launching a retro Nintendo GameCube controller with Super Smash Bros. markings at a suggested retail price of $29.99. Additionally, Nintendo is offering a special bundle that includes Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, one special Nintendo GameCube controller and one adapter at a suggested retail price of $99.99. All of these items are scheduled to launch the same day as Super Smash Bros. for Wii U this holiday season.”

Nintendo fans are loyal fans, especially when it comes to Super Smash Bros. However, will they spend $99 to receive a controller with a logo on it, or will they opt for the $20 controller? It is inevitable that the bundle will sell out, but will you be on the list of those that obtain it?

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