During a recent GameStop earnings conference call, CEO Mike K. Mauler mentioned that Nintendo Switch will likely have a strong 2018 due to “many unannounced” games. Down below is his full quote.
We know what happened with the Wii U. I’d say this is definitely a whole different platform that we saw in the past. We have visibility to the software… So, last year was a tremendous year for their software as well as hardware, between Zelda and Mario Odyssey and all the games that they had, it really drove a lot of hardware sales as well as software. I think, this year, when we look at the slate of titles — many of which haven’t been announced yet — this year looks also very, very strong. So, I think, at least for 2018, we’ll continue to see the strong software slate drive additional install based on the hardware and increase attach rate. We don’t have, really, visibility for ’19 yet, but for ’18, it should play out that way.
Super Smash Bros. is slated to release this year, but massive games like Metroid Prime 4 and Pokemon still don’t have a release window. Additionally, there are a ton of third-party games that could be ported to the system.
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