GameStop is preparing for new consoles within the next few years according to the company’s CEO Paul Raines.
“We don’t like to talk about that because our partners get upset if we jump ahead,” Raines said in an interview with [a]list daily. “So we’ll let them disclose that. Consoles are good for us any way you slice it.”
Raines also talked about the company’s future regarding both the Nintendo NX and the less-than-stellar performance of the Wii U
“There is some excitement around NX. Lately here, we’ve been hearing a lot more buzz than we have in the past. Nintendo is interesting in that they really are able to keep things as quiet as they can for a while,” he said. “We’re looking forward to it. They’re very innovative in everything that they do. I hope that they come out with something exciting and innovative. I think we’ll be dominant distributor of that platform.”
“Wii U was disappointing to everybody, including them. They made some bold bets, and maybe some of them didn’t work out. But they have a lot of creativity there. They’re a very innovative group of people, so we never count out Nintendo. Even now it’s incredible how strong some of their IP is—Pokémon, for example. We could have a Pokémon weekend this weekend at GameStop and we would break sales records just because every time they put out a new game they have a very loyal fan base. Super Mario, Zelda, all those IPs have a huge, loyal fan base.”