Asda is no longer selling the Wii U or its games in supermarkets

by July 30th, 2013

As the title states, supermarket juggernaut Asda is to discontinue the sale of Wii U consoles and games.

However the console and its library will continue to be sold via the Asda Direct website.

“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,” a spokesperson has said.

Asda have not directly stated why this decision has been made or whether it is a permanent one but speculatively the poor sales of the Wii U in the UK – and worldwide – is a reason.

Ironically all this happens during a time when Nintendo have begun to release new titles for the console with both Pikmin 3 and New Super Luigi Bros U having just entered the top 20 chart. A strong lineup is due for the console as well, with The Wonderful 101 and Rayman Legends slated for this August.

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Hi, my name's Jonathan and it's a pleasure to make your acquaintance! I've been gaming for the last 18-19 years now, having discovered the likes of Adi Junior, Monkey Island and Lemmings on the Amiga. Though it wasn't until a chance encounter with a friend's copy of Donkey Kong Country on the SNES at the tender age of 6 that truly ignited my passion for gaming. Fast forward 17 years and here I am with my Playstation 3, a mid-range gaming PC and a Nintendo Wii and DS, a Psychology graduate of the University of Leeds at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Where am I going right now? Hard to say really. Feel free to hit me up on the Playstation Network or through my information below if you want to talk about anything. If adding me on PSN I'd appreciate a message explaining who you are or else I'm liable to ignore you.

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