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Asda: We do support Nintendo, despite Wii U drop

Grocery giant Asda dropped Wii U from its shelves in order to support more successful consoles, including 3DS. The supermarket firm called MCV to say that, contrary to reports, it had never stocked Wii U in its 555 stores, and in fact the console was only available in around 100 …

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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 …

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Now Amazon cuts Wii U price

Following Asda’s aggressive price cut on Wii U last week, Amazon has followed suit. The firm is selling the 32GB Premium set for 199.00 and the Basic set for just 149.00. In-line with the price activity at Asda. The price activity has been causing a slight uptick in Wii U …

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Asda cuts Wii U price by £100. Again.

Asda has once again aggressively slashed the price of Wii U. It’s the second time the retailer has cut 100 off Nintendo’s new console. It reduced the cost back in May. The Wii U Premium Set (which comes with Nintendoland) is now just 199, while the Basic Set is a …

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HMV suffers severe market share drop; Tesco up

The number of HMV shoppers have almost halved over the last 12 weeks, claims retail analysts Kantar Worldpanel. The firm says that HMV has lost its place as the UK’s second biggest entertainment retailer (behind Amazon) to Tesco, which has been bolstered by gains in the DVD and Blu-ray space. …

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Asda slashes ANOTHER £50 off the price of Wii U

How low will retail go in an effort to shift its Wii U stock? Having slashed 50 off the price of both the Wii U Basic and Premium SKUs back in March, retailer Asda has now cut ANOTHER 50 off the machine’s shelf price. That means consumers can now buy …

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Asda opens PS4 pre-orders

UK supermarket Asda has become one of the first non-specialists in the country to begin accepting PS4 pre-orders. Customers are asked to pay 20 to reserve their machine – a first for the chain which has never before taken deposit payments on gaming hardware. We believe that the demand for …

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Asda’s Locke joins Amazon as games boss

Asda Direct’s trading director Frazer Locke has joined Amazon as its new head of games. According to sources close to the retailer, Locke is taking the role previously held by Amazon veteran Graham Chambers, who left the firm in September last year. Chambers had spent five years at Amazon before …

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Asda secures exclusive Skylanders toy

A new Skylander figurine hits shelves next week, and it’s exclusive to Asda. The smash hit toy/video game brand – which accounted for almost a quarter of the entire accessories market last year – has been a major earner for retailers since its debut in October 2011. The new Skylander …

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