UK Retailer Asda Has Stopped Selling Nintendo’s Wii U System

Asda may have stopped selling the Wii U in store but you can still pick one up on their online store. However, it doesn’t stop with the Wii U. The 3DS is also not being stocked, along with all of Nintendo’s games. There hasn’t been an official reason as of yet to why these products are not available in stores. Asda (in a statement) have said:

“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…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.”

Nintendo have also issued a statement on the matter:

“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 at VGU will keep and eye on the situation and provide and update if anything develops.

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