Asda has dropped the Wii U from all UK stores

Walmart owned UK supermarket Asda has decided it no longer has space for Nintendo’s Wii U on its shelves.

That’s according to CVG, which reports that the machine has been dropped from all 555 of its stores. Last week’s release Pikmin 3 was not stocked either.

A limited number of Wii U products will continue to be available through the Asda Direct website.

The retailer had previously cut the price of the machine to just 149.99 for the Basic 8GB SKU.

"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," an official statement from the retailer confirmed.”

This of course leaves the door open for a possible return in the future.

Nintendo would not comment on the situation specifically, simply stating: "Nintendo UK does not comment on specific business practices with individual retailers. 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."

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