GameStop’s CEO J. Paul Raines sees plenty of potential with Nintendo’s Wii U, stating that the publisher has the ability to turn things around once their first-party slate enters full swing.
“This industry has a lot of cynicism and people love to say stuff isn’t going to work, but we think the Wii U is a real console that’s been disappointing for a couple months, but we think there’s more there when the first-party titles come out,” Raines discussed with Games Industry International. “Nintendo’s got a few up their sleeve.”
He was also complimentary about Microsoft’s next Xbox, commenting: “We’ve been spending a lot of time with Microsoft, but we have to let them take the lead on this, but it will be a very hot, compelling device.
“They are doing some really cool stuff, and I’m eager to hear them start their announcements because I think the world is going to stand up and take notice.”