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Giant retailer pulls Nintendo’s Wii U from store shelves

Published Jul 30th, 2013 3:55PM EDT
Nintendo Wii U Sales
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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.

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