Nintendo Is Being Erased At U.K. Retailers Like Tesco And ASDA


Interestingly in the U.K. supermarkets own a large part of the video game retail space. And markets like Tesco, ASDA (UK Walmart),¬†and Sainsbury’s have already begun to evacuate their Nintendo shelf space in anticipation of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launch. For example, Tesco has reduced their stock of Nintendo 3DS, Wii and Wii U software to being part of the Xbox 360 discount section. Not to pile on, but it seems as though Nintendo may be completely removed once Sony and Microsoft‘s new hardware hits the shelves.

This news comes directly from U.K, consumers. Gamers across the pond are also reporting abysmal Nintendo support at GAME brick and mortar retailers. This is indicative of Nintendo’s plight all over the world. In the U.K. specifically, the Wii U has only managed to move 242K units YTD. Putting it head and shoulders behind all other home consoles. I’m not analyst, and I’m thankful for that fact, because I wouldn’t even know where to begin with getting the publisher back on track.


Are you still an avid Nintendo gamer? What do you think will get the brand back on track?

Source: NeoGAF

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Dylan splits time between games journalism, designing video games, and playing them. Outside of his deep involvement in the games industry, he enjoys It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Shameless, A Song of Ice and Fire, fitness, and family.
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