The defending world champion would have progressed to the knockout stages if he had won three legs but he fell to a 5-2 loss, which allowed Aspinall to top Group E.
Wright’s defeat also saw Alan Soutar progress after he beat Fallon Sherrock 5-2.
PETER WRIGHT IS OUT!!
Absolutely incredible scenes for Nathan Aspinall as he beats Peter Wright 5-2 to ensure he tops the group, and Alan Soutar finishes second!
Wright missed the chance to save his skin, but Aspinall does the business!#GSOD | R1
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— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) November 15, 2022
Ross Smith put in a record-breaking performance to beat Michael van Gerwen in Group G.
Smith had already qualified for the knockout stages along with the Dutchman but was determined to put on a show and registered the most 180s in a group stage match at this tournament after hitting an impressive nine doubles in his 5-4 win.
Van Gerwen, who also dazzled with a 145 checkout, will meet rising star Josh Rock in the last 16.
Rock, the 21-year-old who is tipped to reach the top of the game, beat sixth seed Luke Humphries, who was already through, 5-3.
Jermaine Wattimena joined Jonny Clayton in going through from Group F after he beat Leonard Giles 5-1 and Damon Heta was not able to produce the whitewash he needed against Clayton to go through.