ASDA, the UK based Wal-Mart owned chain have announced that they will no longer continue to stock Nintendo’s Wii U console or it’s video games in any of their 555 stores.
According report by CVC, the Supermarket Giants will be stopping the sale of all Wii U consoles, games and accessories but will however remain to sell a select few items through the ASDA Direct website (possibly to work through the remaining stock).
An ASDA representative has confirmed their dropping of the Wii U in a statement that read:
“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.“
Nintendo added in a statement of their own:
“Nintendo UK does not comment on specific business practices with individual retailers. However, as we have seen with Nintendo 3DS, software sells hardware, and with titles such as Wonderful 101, Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and Super Mario 3D World already announced for this year as well as the recently released Pikmin 3 and New Super Luigi U having reached number 2 and number 6 in this week’s chart respectively, we are looking forward to the year ahead on Wii U.”
We’ve checked around a number of stores today (not quite 555 though) and have not seen the newly released Wii U title Pikmin 3 on sale.
What are your thoughts on this? is the Wii U on the way out? Maybe you own a Wii U and would like to fight it’s corner? Let us know in the comments below.