By Brett Molina, USA TODAY
Nintendo is launching a new Wii U console bundle aimed at the "core" video game player.
The Deluxe Set will include a copy of the Ubisoft thriller ZombiU and Wii U Pro Controller. There's also bonus content tied to ZombiU, including an art book and developer commentary.
Nintendo will release the bundle on Feb. 17 for $390.
Deluxe console features a 32 GB hard drive and charging cradle for the
GamePad controller. Consumers will also get a digital copy of the
mini-game compilation Nintendo Land.
Since launching last
November, Nintendo has sold 3 million Wii U consoles worldwide. However,
that's behind the pace of the Wii, selling 3.19 million during the
third quarter of Nintendo's 2006 fiscal year, which includes the first
two months the Wii was available.
Nintendo's push toward
attracting the traditional video game player comes as its rivals --
Microsoft and Sony -- are poised to announce successors to the Xbox 360
and PlayStation 3 respectively.
Although Microsoft has yet to make
a formal announcement, the company is expected to unveil plans for
their next video game console. Meanwhile, Sony is hosting a Feb. 20
PlayStation event where they will likely reveal their latest hardware.