Wal-Mart May Be Vacating Wii U Stock For PS4 And Xbox One


Reports are starting to come in that Wal-Mart is pulling Wii U hardware and software from their shelves to create more space for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launches. A tipster working with the retailer in some capacity has posted a photo of a vacant Wii U section also stating that the retailer is setting up their other next-gen stations. The tipster spoke to the department manager who told him that he received a memo to pull all Wii U stock.

If true, the bad news continues to mount for Nintendo. Having stock pulled from one of the largest brick and mortar retailers in North America isn’t a good sign. We’re following up with Wal-Mart at the moment and will update.

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  • Trim Dose

    and nothing was lost.

  • cubs223425

    I would imagine this is something that they’re doing only for a few days, as the rush to get each console ensues. Maybe they take out the Wii U stuff for this weekend, then put it back the Monday after the One launches. Maybe they take it out until this Monday, restock it, then take it back down next weekend. Either way, I highly doubt it’s some kind of omen of doom.

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  • thebanditking

    Ouch, not that I blame them (or an brick and mortar) space is limited and valuable and for a product that has not really moved well for almost a year it was bound to happen. Shame though, the Wii U has great games this holiday…

  • That would so counterintuitive to what Nintendo’s trying to do this holiday. They need to come and straighten Wal-Mart out. I feel lack of communication between manufacturer and retailer is also hurting sales.

  • yarinoma

    Well….fu€k em then….half the employees working in the electronics section are too ignorant to the industry to try to explain any form of gaming anyway. Hell. just look at how they set up their display cases . Ones I saw had Wii and Wii U games together in a big as$ mosh pit. No wonder the average aloof consumer couldn’t tell the difference between the 2.

  • Nick Di Fulvio

    And nobody realized Walmart’s been out of stock on the Wii U since the zelda bundle released. Herp derp what else is new, stay classy american media.

  • Ian Clue

    At my Walmart, all Wii U hardware and promotion is gone. The space is still vacant though, so here’s to hoping they are just moving things around.