Even though Nintendo is giving the Wii U a price cut, it will not compensate those who bought one at the previous price like they did with the Ambassador program for the Nintendo 3DS. The 3DS Ambassador program rewarded the early adopters of the console with a series of free game downloads and its announcement coincided with a price drop in the console itself. Sales have risen as a result but because there is no such program on the way for Wii U owners, will the struggling console see the same sort of turnaround in fortunes?
A representative for Nintendo contacted Wii U Daily and gave the following statement denying the existence of an Ambassador program for the Wii U:
“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.”
Hopefully sales of the Wii U will pick up due to the price drop and more high quality games will be made for it. The current sales figures are good but not great, as the console has shifted 3.61 million units globally.