During a recent earnings call with investors, Gamestop\’s President Tony Bartel was asked about the state and sales of the Wii U console. Interestingly enough, Bartel was incredibly optimistic about the future of the platform, saying that Nintendo is doing a good job justifying the Gamepad and releasing first-party titles for the console.

“We’ve been very consistent every time we’re asked about the Wii U. Really what they needed was two things: they needed strong first-party titles, which we think that they are getting; and they also needed to do a better job of explaining exactly what the connected tablet–as we like to call it–how you actually use that. I think they are going to do a great job on both of those.”

Perhaps this optimism has been spurred by a recent growth in sales for the platform as well as a steady stream of holiday games? Nevertheless, it is nice to see a big retailer putting their support behind the console.

Written by Eli Pales

Elia Pales owns pretty much every single product Nintendo puts out, and due to his impulsive tendencies, he also tends to purchase every gaming product put out in general. When not gaming, he’s probably running cross country or writing. He makes sure to take regular gaming breaks, though.

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