GameStop CEO J. Paul Raines told Games Industry International that he thinks the Wii U is a real console, though, for a couple months, it’s been disappointing in terms of sales. Raines said he thinks the Wii U will eventually pick up steam, especially when Nintendo releases its first-party titles, including Wii Fit U, Pikmin 3, a new Mario Kart, 3D Mario platformer and the next Super Smash Bros. game.
“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. Nintendo’s got a few up their sleeve.”
-GameStop CEO J. Paul Raines