Walmart owned Asda, UK's 2nd largest supermarket, stops selling the Wii U

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    With the slow trickle of Wii U releases it's been a waiting game for owners of the belated console for new software to use with their console. However, it turns out the waiting for sales to pick up has been too much for Britain's second largest supermarket, the Walmart owned Asda chain, as they have ceased stocking Wii U consoles, accessories and software in their stores.

    An Asda representative confirmed this to CVG with the following statement -
    Sounds ok if they're still being stocked online? A quick check reveals just four Wii U titles available via Asda direct (Fifa 13, Rabbids Land, Sports Connection and Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013), although Asda do confirm they'll restock titles on demand/merit.

    At this moment in time Asda is still selling the PS Vita (and offering more than three times as many games for purchase).
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    Makes sense I guess. The same stock has probably been sitting in the store for months, there'd Be no point in ordering and stocking more of something that isn't selling.
     
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    Makes sense. I know places around here that don't bother restocking the Wii U either, I noticed it just the other day when I visited a Meijer (Midwest chain of super stores like Walmart). They had only 1 Wii U in stock, and it's supposedly been sitting there for months.

    Oh well, I know more people who order their consoles online more than buying them in stores, mostly because they can find it cheaper/at a discount.
     
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    The Wii-U is a dying race horse atm. Time to get the gun reading....
     
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    ASDA now stocks more copies of Foodfight! than any Wii U game. Feel bad.
     
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    Guess Vita will be next. Sainsburys already stopped them in stores but they have WiiUs afaik.
    Crazy that people still won't buy one at £150, guess people really are waiting for PS4 and Xbone.
     
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    this is what happens when all of the games British people would want to buy from Nintendo haven't released yet on the wii U
     
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    That's because Wii U ain't got no games. Everyone got tired waiting for that killer app, Wii Fit U.
     
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    The WiiU is a lost cause anyway, it's all about the 3DS for Nintendo.

    Might as well get rid of and discontinuing stuff that will rarely or never sell.
     
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    The sales will pick up when the big selling games like smash bros and mario kart come out but until then nintendo will have to wait
     
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    Well the issue is that Nintendo games will always sell but they'll never like make the console sell huge. Like their games will sell comfortably around the several millions mark even on their shittiest selling consoles because everyone who wants Nintendo games will buy the console but that market is not a whole lot. It won't go anywhere with just Nintendo games, you'll end up with another N64 or another Gamecube.
     
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    The wii disagrees with your point and their handheld consoles are market leaders. Your forgetting the fact that games sell these consoles otherwise we will all be on the PC
     
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    Something something Wii won last-gen something something Nintendo can do no wrong something wait for smash bros something something fuck nintendo haters.
     
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    The Wii sold because of an interesting gimmick, Wii Sports, and Mario Kart. Not because Nintendo is great.

    The Wii had casual appeal. The Wii U doesn't get that anymore. And you can see it flopping.
     
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    Wii U suffers from poor marketing efforts currently. I don't buy the "no games" argument. Wii U is the ONLY backwards compatible console of the next gen. This means that it has far more games than Xbox1/PS4 can hope to receive in their first years on the market...

    All those millions of people who already own a Wii, they can get a Wii U and still play their current library while they wait for Nintendo's avalanche of gaming gems to arrive. And those who didn't get an original Wii, can enjoy those gems they didn't have a chance to play in the past. The "Wii U has no games" argument lacks real substance...

    Let's see how many quality games PS4/Xbox1 will have 6-12 months down the line...
     
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    Yes, the Wii U is the true next-gen experience with plenty of next-gen experiences to be had, I am so excited. Finally, I can drop $350 on a next-gen console with dated tech so I can replay all the last-gen Wii games with 2-generation-old graphics I already own! How could I have been so blind?
     
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    Why would anyone drop $350 to play their old Wii games? Why can't they just pay $99 (or less even) for a Wii?
     
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    Son of a bitch, that was my argument.

    But agreed, no one is going to drop $350 for a "next gen" system if they want to play last gen games. That's what a <$100 Wii is for.
     
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    The Wii U is considered next gen, whether you like it or not. Sure, it will not have the graphics of the others, but it is not that far behind. 3DO was many times weaker than a N64, but they are still considered members of the same generation...

    As for the older Wii games, what do you think about those milliions of people who buy indie and virtual console games? They don't care they are not AAA next-gen games, right?

    People really like to bash Nintendo just for the sake of it. It's been happening for decades now...

    PS: No one said that one should spent 350$ just to play Wii games. Are you stupid? Do you lack the skill to understand an argument? I said that they have software available while they wait for better games.