While the Switch has been a huge success for Nintendo thus far, its predecessor, the Wii U, will be remembered as one of the company’s biggest sales flops. But while a number of the console’s best titles, such as Mario Kart 8 and Bayonetta 2, have since been ported to Switch, the system is still home to some great exclusives, making it something of a collector’s item. If you’re looking to pick up a new one, however, be prepared to shell out a lot of money.
As pointed out by Twitter user RSGabe (via Nintendo Soup), prices for brand-new Wii U consoles have skyrocketed on Amazon. The Deluxe 32 GB model with the pack-in launch title, Nintendo Land, is listed for $789 as of this writing, while the New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U bundle is currently going for $879. Even the basic set, which features a white 8 GB console and no pack-ins, is listed for an exorbitant $729.
If you don’t mind picking up a second-hand system, however, you’ll be able to get a Wii U for much cheaper than that. Refurbished consoles can be found for roughly $100 on Ebay, while used systems start at around $140 on Amazon.