One of the largest supermarket chains in the UK is to no longer stock Wii U consoles or games in store.
In what’s sure to be a bit of a blow to Nintendo, one of the UK’s biggest supermarket chains, ASDA (a subsidiary of Walmart) has officially decided that it will opt to only sell Wii U consoles, games and accessories online rather than in store.
The news comes after the supermarket has missed selling several of Nintendo’s newer Wii U games, with the store shelves lined with the same games for many months. The retail giant even slashed the price of the Wii U try and get more sales, but a weak starting line-up turned many off from purchasing the big N’s latest console.
When quizzed about why this was the case, Asda told Eurogamer:
Asda continues to offer customers a selection of Wii U games and accessories through Asda Direct, but these ranges are currently not on offer in Asda shops.
Hm, how mysterious of you ASDA.
The XP Take
Poor Nintendo. A bit of a lackluster start to the Wii U cycle and the impending arrival of the Xbox One and PS4 mean they’ve got to really step up their game. I wonder if ASDA will change their mind about stocking the Wii U when Super Smash Bros and Super Mario 3D world come out…