In a statement made to Forbes, GameStop President, Tony Bartel, said that “sales of Wii U have been slower than expected now that the Christmas boom has passed.” He also mentioned, however, that he feels that the titles in the current pipeline will help generate renewed interest.
Bartel added: “Following the holiday launch period, sales have been slower than we expected. Nintendo plans on launching some of their biggest IP over the next few months which we think will increase gamer interest.” He feels that in order to compete with the new consoles from Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo will need to have a strong software line-up.
Bartel said:“Software will play a big role in each console’s success over the holidays. We’re already seeing great developer and publisher support for PS4, so Wii U will need some great titles, especially first-party titles, to compete. There’s also a need to increase consumer awareness of the new features available on the Wii U and its tethered tablet features.”
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