First up, Tesco is taking a step back from stocking non-food items – including consumer electronics, which is good news for local PC retailers and resellers who are stepping up to fill the space. The grocer said it is scaling back on tech and similar to focus on other more profitable categories like food.
Find out more on PCR.
Sticking with supermarkets, Asda this week revealed it would stop stocking Nintendo’s Wii U console. Sales have fallen significantly short of expectations and, in Nintendo’s latest financials, Wii U has sol just 10,000 consoles in Europe.
But Nintendo says it can turn things around by Christmas. Click here to visit MCV and read their expert analysis.
Also in the world of video games, Song has been winning over independent games studios ever since it revealed its PlayStation 4 back in February when big publishers and smaller indie games studios alike got to share the stage. It’s support for up-and-coming bedroom coders and micro studios has won plaudits all-round.
Read all about Sony’s PS4 self-publishing strategy on Develop.
Next, this week saw the launch of Facebook Mobile Games Publishing, which is a service which looks to offer small to medium-sized developers a head start in getting their mobile games noticed as the market continues to become increasingly crowded.
You can get all the details on that over on Mobile Entertainment.
Finally, LEGO is a brand the world can’t get enough of at the moment, with countless tie-ins and a film in the offing. But what else could the global brand link up with? The Saw films? Hitchcock-inspired sets? The team over at ToyNews put together a top ten wishlist.
That’s over on ToyNews here.