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Asda cuts Wii U price by £50

Offering the basic model for £200 and the premium one for £250

Asda has cut the Wii U price by £50.

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The retailer's now offering the basic white model online for £199 (down from £249) and the premium black one with Nintendo Land for £249 (down from £299).

Other retailers such as GAME and ShopTo have yet to follow suit.

Last month, a number of independent UK retailers called for Nintendo to cut the Wii U price in order to help drive sales.

Wii U games accounted for about 1.6 per cent of total UK software sales in January, and it has been estimated that North American Wii U sales came in between 45,000 and 59,000 units during the same month.

And this week Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot pledged to continue supporting Wii U, but said: "We think Wii U is a great machine. It just has to sell more."

In January, Nintendo lowered its annual Wii U sales forecast from 5.5 million units to four million following weaker than expected demand for the console. However, company president Satoru Iwata moved quickly to rule out the possibility of a Wii U price cut.

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