Nintendo Switch “Could Possibly Eclipse The Wii” Says GameStop
The Nintendo Switch initially has seen some of the highest demand for any modern console. GameStop’s senior director of merchandising, Eric Bright, claims the Nintendo Switch platform could outshine the Wii. While actual sales aren’t being released, recent reports claim 1.5 million Switch units have sold to date. Since the original shipment stores have been sold out but GameStop will get a small shipment tomorrow, Wednesday, March 22nd, but other retail locations haven’t announced any new shipments.
Of course, it’s too early to predict future demand, but according to Bright, the Switch could outsell the Wii in the long run. The Wii is Nintendo’s greatest success, and they tried to replicate the success with WiiU. The WiiU didn’t succeed in becoming a hit, but it set Nintendo up to launch the Switch.
GameStop will introduce new Switch console bundles
Bright said During a recent interview with Game Rant, Bright spoke highly of the Switch’s initial start. Without going into specific numbers, he described the initial sales as ‘phenomenal’ and that attach rates for accessories and software to a device is one of the highest they’ve seen in a while.
What we get from strong demand is Switch bundles with accessories, games, and other gear for your Switch. GameStop has seen some of the highest demand for Joy-Con controllers, which the company claims are the highest rate of sale of any other console. The popularity of Zelda also means we’ll get more Zelda bundles with the Zelda game and Zelda branded accessories.
GameStop claiming Nintendo will sell more Switch units than the 100 million units the Wii sold sine the 2006 launch. The success of the Wii was attributed to the low cost of the console when other consoles cost nearly $400 or $500. The Switch cost $299, slightly more the Wii launch price. The Switch also doesn’t have a game bundled in further increasing the price.
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