Nintendo has been struggling with the sales of their Nintendo Wii U worldwide and locally they received quite a knock-back when a group of retailers including Toys R Us offloaded all their local stock for R999 and are no longer stocking the console.
And now the UK has taken our lead and the second largest grocer in the UK, ASDA, has reportedly stopped ordering new Nintendo products and games and will now judge each title on a case by case basis. The latest case being Pikmin which has stormed to the number 2 spot on the UK sales charts but one that ASDA refused to stock.
What’s even more surprising is that they have also stopped stocking the Nintendo 3DS which sells more in the UK that the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. So it appears someone in the ASDA chain has decided to dislike Nintendo and this could be more personal than financial right now.
Either way it’s not going to help Nintendo turn around the Wii-U’s fortunes.
Last Updated: July 30, 2013