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July 29, 2013

Supermarket Pulls In-Store Wii U Support

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Wii U Not For Sale In Asda

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…

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Dan Curtis is the man who gave life to all things XP. British, sporting a big floppy haircut and brimming with passion for the gaming industry, Dan is responsible for keeping the other ragtag bunch of brilliant people on this site in check. Dan is also a great fan of Batman, beards and biscuits and he's utterly terrified of Ecco the Dolphin, which scarred him for life.



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