Early Wii U Adopter? Nintendo Has Nothing Extra for You
Your loyalty to the House of Mario is falling to deaf ears.
Nintendo of America has revealed in a email to some curious fans that, despite a deep price cut less than a year into the Wii U’s life (a $50 cut down to $299.99 for the Deluxe Edition), they will not be introducing an Ambassador program for the system. For those not familiar with the Ambassador program, Nintendo introduced the program to quell anger from a similar price cut to the 3DS system. The Ambassador program guaranteed a collection of free, exclusive Virtual Console titles to offset the sting of the discount to those who paid full price for the system.
The official email is below:
Thank you for taking the time to write with your questions regarding a Wii U Ambassador program. The Ambassador program is only available to any Nintendo 3DS owner who purchased their system before August 12, 2011 and there are no plans for a similar program for Wii U.
I know that this isn’t what you were hoping for, but we appreciate your support of our products now and in the future. I also want to assure you that your comments will be added to our records and made available for other departments at the company to use as they see fit.
Nintendo of America Inc.
The price cut for the Wii U Deluxe Edition officially takes effect on September 20th.