Retail giant Asda have announced today that they will no longer be selling the WiiU and its games in any of the supermarkets, they will however for now be stocking it via there Asda Direct website.
A spokesperson said in a statement that “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.”
Previously the retail giant reduced the price of the premium model down to £199 and the basic model to £149 so they could clear the stock that they had.
Nintendo has released a statement on the matter stating “Nintendo UK does not comment on specific business practices with individual retailers,” they went on to say “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.”
It also seems that Asda have also suspended the 3DS hardware and software from it stores as well despite it being the biggest selling console in the UK.