Skylanders continues to be one of the most successful new franchises since its release in 2011. The funny thing is that, despite the Wii largely being declared dead by mainstream "journalists" in 2011, Skylanders has always sold best (by a wide margin) on Nintendo's little white box (even with Skylanders Swap Force in late 2013). Realizing the potential to move that audience to Nintendo's rising Wii U, Activision has put together a rather brilliant promotion that aims to make the upgrade from Wii to Wii U even more enticing for fans.
Skylanders fans who purchase the new Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack for the Nintendo Wii will find a FREE download code for the Wii U version of Trap Team. Since Skylanders hardware (figures, portal, etc.) are universal across all systems, this means that fans are getting 2 complete games for the price of 1. While many third party's should be blasted for treating Nintendo and its fans like garbage, Activision should be commended for this move which makes the Wii version of Skylanders Trap Team the absolute best value for fans. Honestly, I would have expected some kind of discount coupon but to give the game away for FREE says a lot about Activision's support for the Big N and its fans. Hopefully this also opens the possibility of Wii U owners getting the HD Wii U version of Skylanders Spyro's Adventure which was only released in Japan.