Despite the recent chart success of Pikmin 3, the Wii U stands to lose more retail presence now that ASDA won't replenish stocks throughout its 555 branches.
CVG reports that ASDA has suspended stock on Wii U systems, peripherals and games, presumably in reaction to sluggish sales over the last eight months. Once the current shelves are depleted, they'll no longer feature Nintendo's console in-store. It's possible that we'll see some stock-shifting deals soon, though, so keep your eyes peeled.
A limited range of Wii U games, consoles and peripherals will still be available through ASDA Direct. ""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," reads a statement from the company.
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata recently admitted that the Wii U currently lacks "momentum" and desperately needs more first party titles, but believes that their fortunes will reverse once the likes of Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. hit shelves. Many UK retailers have already called for a price cut and for Nintendo to beef up their marketing campaigns, something they plan to do this year with several roadshows across the country.
Until then, there's always the 3DS, which continues to be an utterly sensational piece of kit with a killer games library. If you'll excuse me, a pidgeon wearing a knight helmet is popping round for tea and I have to tidy up [stop playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf and get back to work, slacker - Ed]