UK Retailer Asda No Longer Stocking Wii U Consoles
July 29, 2013 - While Nintendo's mighty handheld continues to garner positive news in the press, the Wii U home console has been struggling to make a place for itself within the ever-changing landscape. After playing host to two price cuts for the console, UK retailer Asda (owned by Wal-Mart) has decided to no longer stock its store shelves with the Wii U console. While the consoles will no longer sold at the retailer, they still plan on carrying the games through its online portal, though this will be done on a case-by-case basis.
What the Wii U is currently experience is reminiscence of the GameCube,Xbox/PS2 era when consoles sales for Nintendo continued to slow down, forcing them to release a bevy of first-party titles in order to spark sales and keep third-party companies interested in the console. As it stands right now, several third-party companies are either re-evaluating their support of the console or opting to make exclusive release multiplatform to ensure they recoup the costs for making the title.