GameStop has had another good year thanks to the Nintendo Switch which saw hardware sales soar across the board. In a recent earnings call, Chief Executive Officer, Mike K. Mauler, said this to say about the state of the Nintendo Switch in 2018.
“Yeah, I think that’s a fair question with Nintendo. We know what happened with the Wii U. I’d say this is definitely a whole different platform that we saw in the past. We have visibility to the software… So, last year was a tremendous year for their software as well as hardware, between Zelda and Mario Odyssey and all the games that they had, it 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 install based on the hardware and increase attach rate. We don’t have, really, visibility for ’19 yet, but for ’18, it should play out that way.”