The Nintendo Switch released three weeks ago, and GameStop’s COO Tony Bartel says they retailer is still seeing “incredibly strong” demand for the new console. [Thanks, GamaSutra.]
“The demand is incredibly strong for this,” Bartel said of the Switch. “As soon as we get it into our stores, it’s out within hours. So we anticipate we’re going to be chasing supply this entire year.”
In addition to the high demand for the Switch, Bartel also noted that the system is doing very well in the software department, with Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild doing particularly well with nearly a one-to-one attach rate.
“The other thing is, every game that’s out there, to have over a five and a half attach rate to this, signifies that a lot of people are finding this a great platform and they’re picking up any games that they can. I mean, we have almost a one-to-one attach of Zelda.”