ASDA Sounds the Wii U Death Knell

By Sam Gibbs on at

I would not want to be Nintendo right now. The Wii U is selling so badly that not even a £100 price cut helped. In fact, ASDA's just plain given up on the struggling console, ditching sales across its 555 stores. If not even ASDA can shift it, Nintendo's in serious trouble.

Technically ASDA will still sell Wii U games via its website, but it looks like the grocer's decided it's just not worth the shelf space in its brick and mortar stores. In a statement released to CVG, 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."

So a lack of decent games and less-than-enthralling hardware has pretty-much tanked the Wii U. Not really a surprise if you're anyone but Nintendo looking in on it. Something tells me the Wii U is going the way of the PSP and PS Vita before it, into obscurity as giant paperweights and dust magnets cluttering up your home. Come on Nintendo, you really need to do something about this while you still can. And no, another Mario game just won't cut it. [CVG]

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