Jul 29, 2013

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Asda No Longer Stocking Wii U Systems or Games

Asda No Longer Stocking Wii U Systems or Games

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UK Supermarket Asda has announced that it has suspended stock on all consoles, games and accessories relating to the Wii U across all of its stores.

The Minsworth Asda in Birmingham told CVG that they will not be stocking anymore Wii U products, and an Asda representative confirmed it:

“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 issued a statement about the situation to CVG, saying that they will not comment:

“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.”

Asda had said that they will still sell Wii U products via their online entertainment store, Asda Direct – a store which currently stocks eight products, all from the console’s launch. However, they expressed that this would change:

“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.”

[Source: CVG]