Asda Becomes First Major Retailer to Cut Wii U Prices

WiiUSales of Nintendo new console the Wii U have not met expectations with poor console sales matched by equally poor games sales. To help boost sales, UK supermarket ASDA have become the first major retailer to drop the price of the Wii U by cutting it by £50.

ASDA is now selling the basic white model online for £199 (down from £249) and the premium black one with Nintendo Land for £249 (down from £299). With such a large retailer cutting the price it might be a matter of time before other major retailers follow suit.

There have been questions as to if Nintendo themselves will officially cut the price of the Wii U following the global poor sales including in their home market of Japan. Nintendo had a similar issue with poor sales of the 3DS and following an earlier than expected price cut for the 3DS, it has now becoming the big success with huge sales globally.

In January, Nintendo lowered its annual Wii U sales forecast from 5.5 million units to 4 million following its poor sales.

 

Source: CVG

Reporter: Soulfinger

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