Asda take £100 off Nintendo Wii U... again
The Nintendo Wii U is looking like the slowest selling console in history, with no-one wanting anything to do with it. So beleaguered is Nintendo's newest gizmo that Asda has slashed the price of it by £100 again.
The Wii U Premium/Nintendoland bundle has been reduced to £199, while the basic model is £149.99.
Asda last cut the price of the console back in May, but it doesn't seem to be making much difference, even though Nintendo’s own figures reckon that 3.45 million Wii U consoles have been sold between November 30th and December 31st 2012. It seems, since the new year, sales have plummeted and it has been reported that Nintendo have shifted a paltry 390,000 in the first three months of 2013.
A stark contrast to the predicted 9 million in sales by Nintendo.
With EA already ditching Wii U and other third party publishers looking to do the same, this is a dreadful time for the Mario makers. With the Xbox One and Sony PS4 due to launch later this year, it could be curtains for the console.