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GameStop: Nintendo will turn around Wii U’s fortunes

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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