Nintendo Switch: "Game Changer" For GameStop, Almost 30% Members Will Buy It

GameStop Predicts Nintendo Switch Sales

Nintendo Switch keeps being complimented and praised by many players in the games industry, and the latest is GameStop, who thinks the new and upcoming console is going to be "game changer" as Wii managed to be. Talking about the earnings in a recent briefing, CEO Paul Raines provided his vision when it comes to Nintendo Switch, and it's pretty optimistic.

GameStop Predicts Nintendo Switch Sales

"The Nintendo Switch, which I played at Nintendo a few weeks ago--we believe could be another game-changer that will expand the audience for gaming," Raines said, commenting about the Nintendo console which is releasing next year. Interestingly, almost 30 percent of GameStop members admits it will be buying the platform upon day one in March.

Let's take a look at some of the most interesting stats GameStop released during the briefing: - 27 percent of GameStop's PowerUp Rewards members are aware of the Switch - this 27 percent plan to buy it when it releases - that metric is about equal to how its Rewards members felt about Xbox One prior to its launch - the percentage could rise higher in January after Nintendo's event It seems pretty encouraging for Nintendo. Could this be enough?

Nintendo Switch is scheduled to launch in March 2017. According to reliable insider source, the exact release date is March 17, and the First Year Games line-up includes Beyond Good and Evil 2, and many other games.

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