Face Off Friday: Which Console has the Best Launch Day Deal?

This week saw details about thebasic and deluxe pricing structure for the Wii U’s launch . Some in the gaming community felt like it was a good deal, but when you compare it with the last consoles that came in two different versions was it really all that great? Check the facts and vote in our poll below.

Xbox 360 (2005) US$299.99 (Core) / US$399.99 (Pro – 20 GB)

Core Model:
Wired controller
Composite AV Cable

Pro Model:
20 GB HDD
Wireless controller
Ethernet cable
Wired Headset
Component HD AV Cable

Playstation 3 (2006) US$499.99 (20 GB) / US$599.99 (60 GB)

Both consoles included:

Sixaxis wireless controller
USB A → mini-B cable
AV cable (composite video/stereo audio)

Wii U (2012) Basic (US $299.99) / Deluxe (US $349.99)

Basic

Price $299.99
White Wii U Hardware- 8GB Internal storage
Wii U GamePad
Wii U GamePad Stylus
Sensor bar
Wii U console AC adapter
Wii U GamePad AC adapter
HDMI® cable

Deluxe
Price $349.99
Black Wii U Hardware- 32GB Internal storage
32GB Internal storage
Wii U GamePad
Wii U GamePad Stylus
Sensor bar
Wii U console AC adapter
Wii U GamePad AC adapter
HDMI® cable
Nintendo Land Video Game
Wii U GamePad Stand
Wii U GamePad Cradle
Wii U Console Stand
Wii U GamePad Stylus
Deluxe Digital Promotion: Consumers that buy the Deluxe console are automatically enrolled in this promotion which allows Wii U owners to receive points for each digital download and redeem those points for future downloadable content from the Nintendo eShop. This promotion will run through 2014.

Which Console has the Best Launch Day Deal?

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