"The new price represents one of the many steps Nintendo is taking to provide shoppers with the best value and variety across all its systems through the end of 2013," said Nintendo in a press release. "The games can also be played on the Wii U home console, which can play the entire library of Wii games."
Nintendo neglected to add: So, please, please, please buy the Wii U. We beg, we plead. This is us on our knees. Hoping.