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GameStop Says Don’t Bet Against Nintendo

GameStop president Tony Bartel still believes that the Wii U could eventually become a hit with gamers. A combination of great first party games and better marketing could help the situation.  We heard earlier today that Ubisoft also thinks the Wii U could become a success with the help of Just Dance 2015 and Smash Bros Wii U.

“We’ve been very consistent every time we’re asked about the Wii U,” he said. “Really what they needed was two things: they needed strong first-party titles, which we think that they are getting; and they also needed to do a better job of explaining exactly what the connected tablet–as we like to call it–how you actually use that. I think they are going to do a great job on both of those.”

Thanks, Christopher and Valve Admiral GLaDOS


154 thoughts on “GameStop Says Don’t Bet Against Nintendo”

          1. As long as you’re straight to the point and say I’m in a hurry so just ring me up, they’ll leave you alone. I do that and it works every time

      1. it’s obvious. even he dedicated “i will always love you” to sickr, and reafirmed it liking that comment. o_o !

          1. He does does he? Well Sasori did indirectly mention he was gay, or bisexual, but obviously gay since he hates women, so…

            1. ApparentlySasori knows Sickr gaming preferences and if you remember Sasori found Sickr’s vita blog also somebody from his youtube channel has been commenting about how Sasori talks about Sickr.

                1. Now… I may just be ignorant, or lucky, but about 65% of my friends are gay or bi, and they seem like better human beings than straight people… IDK, most straight people I know are assholes. (not all though!)

                    1. I always questioned what it would be like if I preferred the same gender. Lol. But I don’t think I can do that at this point since I really do want to have a wife in the future. :)

    1. Naru, do you know that those petitions doesn’t gurantee that the game will be a success? also there are people who sign those petitions with two or more accounts.

      1. Because I don’t want anyone attacking me or arguing with me anymore. So I’m just gonna not say anything negative so people can leave me alone. :P

          1. I think you underestimate how many casuals there are, Snowman. Remember how Wii Sports outsold every Wii game even though it doesn’t even come close to great games like Super Mario Galaxy and Super Smash Bros Brawl? Casuals outnumber us hardcore gamers by far.

              1. Anyone that was planning on buying this game is most likely a casual anyways that is probably unaware or don’t care about Ubisoft games skipping the Wii U. So if this sells badly, then it’s because of casuals.

            1. This is also when the motion craze has just arrived, we aren’t in that time anymore. The casuals are fickle and they move on rather quickly and say fuck to loyalty.

              Since you brought up the whole Wii Sports thing I’ll counter you. Do you remember how many units Wii Fit moved? Yeah me too, did Wii Fit U pushed as many if not at least a 3rd of what the Wii iteration pushed? No. You just overestimate these casuals.

              Yes casuals out number us, but the mobile market is in play now, the Wii U has no chance of getting that support back.

            2. I don’t think Wii Sports would have sold anywhere near as much as it did if it wasn’t packaged with the system :p And the casual audience of the wii moved on, I can’t really see them jumping onto the Wii U just for Just Dance. We shall see though lol. Always seems to me like the casual wii audience became the tablet and smartphone audience.

        1. So you’re not going to voice your opinion anymore because some people here are being idiots ? Sad to hear, really.
          You shouldn’t care too much about what others say, you don’t even owe any of them a reply. But what would I know, huh. d:
          I hope you’ll change your mind about it though, but do what you think is best for yourself.

          1. I know, but they forced me to do it. I can never say anything anymore without getting attacked by someone that doesn’t agree with me. And I’ve had enough of it. I’m probably even taking too much of a risk right now discussing it with you. So sick of these arguments. I’m just going to not express my opinions and thoughts the way I used too. So people can leave me alone….

            1. Yea, I respect your decision. It’s just sad to see that people actually managed to push you that far, especially because you’re one of the few people with common sense around here, lmao.
              Anyway, I wish you the best. (:

          1. No it’s not you. Lol. It’s just all the arguments I’ve had with people on here and I think I even had some about a week ago and that was the last straw. I’m sick of it.

  1. Annoying Youtubers(no order)

    In the gaming scene

    Pathological liar, unfunny alter ego, cliche(overweight) stereotyped gamer. Instead of telling his fans he loves them for who they are, he should let out his true feelings “I love you because you make me teh moneys”. Politically correct whale.

    Annoying, cliche(skinny) stereotyped gamer. Metal music, looks dirty, 420 yeah dog! Alcohol is life, “that’s what she said” thinks he’s more important than what he really is. Gives new meaning to the word obnoxious.

    Boring, stupid politically correct spewing, annoying fatass. Never reviews tech. Posts retarded articles about trending “celebrities” just because it had the slightest to do with a game. Places people above him(loser) TOO MUCH ADVERTISING. Loot crate affiliate(overpriced bargain bin garbage) 

    Boring, gig ran into the ground. Extreme click bait happy, videos quality went south REAL QUICK. Has all systems yet complains for the sake to keep a blind(and deaf) fanbase. Hates ALL developers yet purchases ALL critiqued releases. Says he won’t support these companies but is first in line to purchase the special editions. 

    Boring, fanbase comprised of twelve year olds and under, shameful if you’re older and enjoy his content. Forced profanity, NOTHING is natural; guess that’s why you should be embarrassed if you’re a subscriber older than twelve.

    Dumbass, annoying. Thinks he’s better than he really is. Don’t know to much more about him.

    Where’s the comedy? Boring, typical stereotyped overweight gamer…but of the black variant. Not funny, not entertaining. Don’t know too much more about him.

    Obnoxious. Boring, NOT funny. Anger not legitimate, another who if you’re older than twelve and subscribed; you must live in a house with no mirrors, no self respecting adult would look at themselves the same way knowing this “angry” joe is in their subscriptions. 

    -Mosh or smosh( don’t care so don’t know their yt page name)
    Obnoxious, twelve year old fanbase having emo homosexuals. IF you are older than twelve, and these “broken condom experiments” are in your subscription box….kill yourselves. Nothing more, nothing less….kill your useless selves.

    Never knew the guy/girl, not ONCE watched one of his/her videos. BUT, I know he/she has a bad rep….I applaud this person for playing the world. A stupid person couldn’t get rich off of stupidity, a smart one could. Stupid people watch stupid things, but the performer knows what he does. Boogie also knows he’s toying with people’s emotions, but he benefits from keeping that locked up.

    There you have it! Anybody angry at me, I DON’T CARE…again, I’m not jealous, they do what they do, I do what I do. I’m poised for success no matter the call. Beautiful girlfriend I’m about to hook up with(my lawyers daughter) and its all good living. Told you idiots, don’t drink, don’t smoke, don’t do drugs, most importantly don’t FOLLOW…and you could turn out to be just like me. Emulate success and success will treat you right. Look up to arrogant selfish people, they know the world! I know I do! Real heroes, Cliffy B, Don Mattrick, and Notch! I’m a big shot, just not quite at their level yet.

    Stoopid poeple to mhuch stoopid poeple. Toodles!

    1. Congratulations! You have an opinion on these people. I also have an opinion on these people that differs from yours.

      You know what makes our opinions on these people the same, though?

      That they don’t. Fucking. Belong. In this comment section. \o/


    2. If you really didn’t care, like me, you wouldn’t have wasted a whole page on explaining how “bad” these Youtubers are.

      1. What does this have to do with anything? You say? I’m letting it be known that I am above everybody. Simultaneously trying to pass on valuable life lessons, but you ignorant ingrates choose to live a pathetic life. 
        I can help the lot of you, I WANT, to help the lot of you, but to do so, you need a taste of reality. ALL my posts have been honest, truth without the coating. But ignorant readers(those who attacked me) don’t want to better themselves; see when you wind up derelicts, your little YouTube “heroes” won’t do a damn thing for you. It’s every person for themselves. I’m better than you, read and recognize. If this was untrue, you wouldn’t be posting against my opinion…

        And unlike you complainers. I support MNN on every single article they post! One of the few(if not, the only) site doing things the RIGHT way! Cheers to the blokes in the UK!

        Oh, and another hero of mine, Phil Fish 

        Stoopid poeple to mhuch stoopid poeple. Toodles!

    3. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

      If I got a penny for every irrelevant, stupid and opinionated fake fact in this comment, I be rich.

      1. Stoopid queer. Grab an L and see if ife wants to follow. You got your attention, after so many of your replies I’ve ignored, you happy? AIDS career, stop your followers mentality and maybe one day you can be just as great!

        Stoopid poeple to mhuch stoopid poeple. Toodles!

        1. “I DON’T CARE…”
          I thought you said you didn’t care. Therefore meaning that your going against your own logic meaning that you are ironically the stupid one. Stop being stupid and maybe you’ll stop being butthurt about reality not agreeing with you.

          1. “anybody angry at me, I don’t care”
            That’s translates to “I will not reply” how, exactly?

            You seek my acknowledgement, it’s not your first post, the others have been ignored because you do not qualify to be at a level that places you with me. But, persistency shall be rewarded, don’t say I never did anything nice for you lesser beings.

            The attention void you crave from one of such prestige has now been filled. This isn’t an exchange of brain capacity, it’s a simple put down(uplifting) post, however you varmin choose to take it. I’m better than EVERYBODY! Stoopid queer, pick up on life before questioning the things I do right.

            Stoopid poeple to mhuch stoopid poeple. Toodles!

            1. You said you didn’t care, but your show you do care, so therefore none of your arguments are helping you make you look any smarter, its just making you look stupider because you are not even keeping your word on what you said.

              1. Must be something exclusive to being queer….

                I am one of importance, so wanting to engage with me in conversation is understandable. However, make sense of the posts the proper way; taken for face value is result, again, of one so easily deceived. I find myself elaborating on my posts more than I should, BUT, I am here to help the less fortunate, so I will oblige.

                I DO NOT CARE what anybody thinks about me trashing these useless YouTubers. That’s it! That’s the translation, you get that? If not, I feel for how you live…

                I’m not to fault for your lousy taste in actual entertainment. You’re just angry your lifestyle prevents you reaching the plateaus I’m on track to reach. Remember, even though you are likely ten years older than I am, do not feel discouraged, there is still hope!

                Stoopid poeple to mhuch stoopid poeple. Toodles!

                1. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

                  The more you reply the more you contradict yourself. Or are you some sort of masochist who likes to easily give people evidence so you can masturbate to your own butthurt? If that’s the case, then I will be glad make you feel butthurt until you feel satisfied after you pleasure of butthurt.

                  1. Inappropriate language. Perverted and uncalled for. That is instant dismissal. Don’t EVER reply to any of my future posts again.

                    You seeked attention, you earned it, and I delivered. But innapropriate language is not going to be tolerated.
                    Stupid queer, learn to type without the usage of “extreme” language. You will now be ignored.
                    Oh, and my mistake, you are actually fifteen(15) years older, what a pathetic excuse of a human you are. AIDS patient.

                    Stoopid poeple to mhuch stoopid poeple. Toodles!

        2. Wouldn’t I be just as dumb as those ppl u mentioned above if I took ur advice wholeheartedly without doing my own research?

          And furthermore, if you really that much better as you say are, how about posting your own videos and proving it?

          1. Research or not, for as long as I’m around, you’ll always be beneath me! I’m better than every poster on this site, NLife, Kotaku, and IGN. It’s been proven.
            My accomplishments and the way I go about daily business corroborates those statements.

            As I wrote: “they do what they do, and I do what I do”
            I do not make corny videos for a living, I am a master creator, a rare breed. A successful one. I have lawyers pitching projects, companies sending me contracts, I’m involved in big ventures. I don’t deal in small potatoes(YT “celebrity” status)
            Don’t be a smartalic, accept the fact and keep it moving…

            Stoopid poeple to mhuch stoopid poeple. Toodles!

      1. Jealous? You’re just jealous.
        I’m a HUGE fan of MNN, and I follow the guide lines, I post comments relevant to video games. If you don’t like, don’t read, just don’t reply. Jealous is a sign of weakness, appreciate that as a common person who is making it, you have that equal opportunity. I will guide you, lost soul.

        Stoopid poeple to mhuch stoopid poeple. Toodles!

    4. Great -_- another pretentious asshole that thinks he’s better than those he puts down because “they” act like they’re better than others.

      Ironic really, I feel bad for people like you, act all cool on the outside but they are ticking time bombs on the inside. Don’t be surprise if you find your girl GF sucking someone else’s dick because your little noodle doesn’t satisfy her. So get all uppity and feel superior to all these people because that’s exactly all it is, an emotion. Have a great day and I hope you have a good reason next time you decide to slit your wrist before going out and shaming people. :) god bless.

      1. There is only one true omnipotent on these pages; you’re communicating with him!

        As for your adolescent behavior, your post filled with high school shenanigans….all will be waved, no damage done. My soon to be girlfriend has class and has sworned allegiance to this man of prestige. If she is unfaithful(highly unlikely as my future is in good standings); kicked to the curb, commitment to me is like a kiss on the cheek….simple.
        Still, you envy me, sucks to be you.

        Stoopid poeple to mhuch stoopid poeple. Toodles!

  2. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis Mom

    My son will make me proud as he takes out the Nazis that are the Sonyans and Microbots. My son makes me so proud:)…

    1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis Little Brother

      Oh sure, you always pay more attention to HIM.

      GEEZ. I’m gonna go smoke some weed and listen to punk rock.

  3. Not bad, GameStop. But for the sake of nitpicking, you don’t get to choose what you “like to call” a licensed product in an official company statement.

  4. The reason they say this is simple, Nintendo does equal 1/3 of their products, so of course they want people to buy it. However the issue is their lack on knowledge on Nintendo stuff, and not doing Midnight Launches.

  5. I love the employees at our local Gamestop. They reccomended some really great games for me. I could’ve gone my whole life NOT playing Sonic Colors if it wasn’t for them.
    So I actually love Gamestop.

    1. Gamestop fucking sucks. There ARE a few good stores, but that’s it. Most of them are seen as rebels to corporate.
      You’re just lucky my friend.

      1. I’ve honestly never been to a bad gamestop. Plus if I keep shopping for games there I can get a PS4 for 250 bucks off.

  6. AMIIBO, Just dance + HW + B1/2 combo , and SMASH will raise the weekly global baseline to AT LEAST 80K a week between releases….

  7. I hope that Nintendo would continue to advertising Hyrule Warriors, Mario Kart 8 and also advertise Super Smash Bros 4, Spatoon, etc… in the future. Nintendo better do it.

      1. Question is, will it be a system seller for the Wii U? Hopefully not so Ubishit won’t clog up the Wii U with casual crap.

  8. It’s not gamestop that’s the problem. It’s the people that work there. The gamestop where I work has not one Wii U display and all the Wii I’d are at the very top of the store where nobody can see them. The gamestop were I live on the other hand has a demo station and a wide spread display. I asked why the stores were so different, he said it’s up to the store manager how they decided to set up each store.

    1. Also them having game cases out on shelves with out the plastic film on the case that they call new is illegal.

    2. Dude, Target is one of the best places ever to shop for Nintendo games. Wii U has a whole section dedicated to itself and everything is organized and placed neatly. And I saw a big Mario Kart 8 ad right on the top of the section. It’s simply heaven. And 3DS is right next to it as well! I’m pretty much done going to Gamestop at this point.

      1. Yup. Target is even better than Best Buy. When it comes to Gamestop, I don’t trust them when it comes to games being labeled new.

    1. COWARD!
      Next time post a reply directly, don’t go starting a false statement about me on a new comment.
      For this act of cowardice; as you aren’t built for legitimate repercussions, you will now be ignored!

      Pathetic, cling onto this “angry” Joes “sack”. You are a prime example of those whom I talk down upon. You FOLLOWER, stick up for yourself, these YouTube “celebrities” are worse than clowns….they’re all jokes!

      Stoopid poeple to mhuch stoopid poeple. Toodles!

        1. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

          He’s a sub-type of a masochist. The type that purposefully gives people contradictions in his own statements to present as evidence towards himself so he can lash out in a butthurt manner to satisfy his strange fetish of self-inflicted butthurt by giving everyone easy evidence to present and expose him with.

          1. Attention seeking queer, this exchange too has come to an end. Your inappropriateness has become your downfall. You seek alliances, and in this exchange, you crossed the line. I only deal with the intelligent, you resort to pathetic “insults”, as is expected; stupid queers always look to turn decent conversations into some sick perverted fantasy.
            You will now be ignored!

            Stupid poeple to mhuch stoopid poeple. Toodles!

            1. Oh… You again, I guess some people just love to pick a fight… Sigh… Sad truth of today and you, may I ask why you must fight? And why you must insult everyone? Kind of childish, and even more childish, saying your gonna punish him… What are ya gonna do,? Make a rappity-tap-tap on your keyboard? So itimidating, oh yes how I do enjoy pwning immature little ones like you for example. Shall I go on?

            2. Oh part 2! Lemme just copy n paste, eh-hem “Inappropriate language. Perverted and uncalled for.” “AIDS patient.” Reonize these lines? Inappropriate language eh? Well now I must intervene, AIDS is related to sexual activity resulting in an STD, therefore it is related to something inappropriate, not only that but I’m sure if you walked into a high school a blurted out AIDS everywhere you would get a 12 hour detention at least. OK now I’m done, continue on with your meaningless comeback. °u-

              1. I don’t take orders from lesser beings, I.e. you! However, it is priority as it is standard to the code, to reply to any smartalics….facts are facts, I deal only in facts! How can it be inappropriate if this magnificent being refers to facts as a form of directing specified titles to certain individuals?

                Since you are not at the level of this man of prestige, and have gotten in more conversations than you should have…you too will now be ignored. You do not benefit me in any form(knowledge most importantly)

                Follower, do learn from these exchanges; my teachings will make a world of difference in your sorry existence. Be gone now, lemming.

                Stoopid poeple to mhuch stoopid poeple. Toodles!

  9. Bring back Play N Trade. Gamestop SUCKS!
    Play N Trade was the best game store EVER, because they catered to old-school AND modern gamers. Where else could I shop for modern games, as well as Atari 2600, NES, SNES, Genesis etc.?
    Plus they let you play before buying (if you wanted to).

        1. Yes, I track you down each and every day from the second you get out of bed. I saw you brushing your teeth this morning. I know who your friends and family are and I know what you’re doing now. ;p Jk. But in all seriousness, I only commented because I like that pic. XD

            1. Time is irrelevant. I’ll respond to comments from the very first article as long their interesting enough.

                1. Not really. I spend all day at school. It’s just because I get notifications from anyone that comments. XD

                  1. I have the same problem with my email. I try to ignore most of them that aren’t addressed to my comments, but I just can’t help myself some times.


            Stoopid poeple to mhuch stoopid poeple. Toodles!

          2. Now if their stores weren’t shit with taking games out of their god damn cases! This is why I don’t bother with the store unless I’m actually looking for a used game or selling my games for credit. Watch_Dogs will be one such game eventually, because Ubishit isn’t getting a dime from me. I won’t support that game on the Wii U if there is no chance in hell of the sequel coming to the console. Fuck! That!! SHIT!!!

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