GameStop: Nintendo will turn around Wii U’s fortunes

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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.”

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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