Asda Suspend Sales of Wii U Consoles, Games

By Darryl Kaye on July 29, 2013, 1:59PM EDT
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UK retailer Asda has now dropped the Nintendo Wii U from its 555 stores, meaning you can no longer buy the Basic/Premium verions of the console or any games and accessories.

A few weeks ago, the retailer slashed the price of the Basic Nintendo Wii U down to £149.99. The Premium Nintendo Wii U was also dropped to £199.99.

Despite this, Asda will continue to sell a select range of Wii U games and accessories through its Asda Direct online store. In a statement Asda said "Asda will stock [Wii U] games on a title by title merit basis as they come along through Asda Direct. We will continue to support Nintendo as a format holder partner."

This will be seen as yet another blow for Nintendo, as the Wii U struggles to gain traction in the UK. Sales have been poor compared to the Nintendo Wii, with the software line-up also not inspiring people to go out and purchase a new console.

Still, Nintendo were confident despite this setback, stating that they're looking forward to the rest of the year.

"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."

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