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Giant retailer pulls Nintendo’s Wii U from store shelves

Nintendo Wii U Sales

Nintendo got a huge jump on the competition when it launched its next-generation Wii U video game console ahead of the holidays last year. Unfortunately, that big advantage didn’t pan out and sales of the company’s new console continue to slump. More bad news came for Nintendo this week as retail giant Asda, the U.K.’s second largest grocer, stopped stocking the Wii U in its 555 stores across Britain. CVG was first to report the news, noting that the Wii U is still available for purchase from the company’s Asda Direct website, along with a few game titles and accessories. “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,” the retailer said in a statement to CVG.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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