During a GameStop investor conference call, GameStop CEO Michael Mauler hinted at the Nintendo Switch having many unannounced titles, and that 2018 looks to be very strong for Nintendo. [Thanks, Comic Book!]
Here’s the full quote below, which was in response to a question about whether Nintendo Switch attachment rates will continue upwards:
“Yeah, I think that’s a fair question with Nintendo. I mean we know kind of what happened with Wii U. I’d say this is definitely a whole different platform than we saw in the past. We have visibility to the software. So last year was a tremendous year for the software, as well as hardware between Zelda and Mario Odyssey and all the games that they had really drove a lot of hardware sales, as well as software.
I think this year when we look at the slate of titles, many of which haven’t been announced yet, this year looks also very, very strong. So I think, at least, for 2018, we’ll continue to see the strong software slate drive additional installed base on the hardware and increase attach rate. We don’t have really visibility for 2019 yet, but for 2018 it should play out that way.”
It seems that Nintendo will have a robust E3 announcement lineup, as Mauler mainly hints at a strong 2018 lineup.