First they start selling them cheaper (£150 was tempting if it had games I want), now the stores stop selling them
UK retail behemoth Asda has removed Wii U games and consoles from its supermarket shelves.The chain will continue to sell Wii U products online via its Asda Direct website, it told Eurogamer, but no longer through its stores.
"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," a spokesperson said.
Asda has yet to explain the reasoning for its decision, but its likely due to the ongoing sales struggle faced by the console in the UK - and worldwide.
The supermarket was previously home to a killer £199 price-tag for the Wii U Premium bundle, and is still offering the Wii U Basic for £149 online. Was this just to clear stock, ahead of the system's removal from stores?
The move ironically comes just as Nintendo finally starts releasing software for Wii U again. The brilliant Pikmin 3 launched in the UK last week alongside New Super Mario Bros. expandalone New Super Luigi U. The Wonderful 101 and Ubisoft-developed Rayman Legends both arrive in August, meanwhile.
We've asked Asda for further information on the change, and whether the decision is a permanent one.