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Nintendo NX: 'We're excited' says GameStop CEO

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The CEO of GameStop has described the Nintendo NX as "exciting" and noted that the Wii U was "disappointing for everybody", including Nintendo.

In an interview with AListDaily, Paul Raines shared his thoughts on Nintendo's forthcoming console, and how the company's customers have responded to it.

"There is some excitement around NX," Raines said. "Lately here, we’ve been hearing a lot more buzz than we have in the past. Nintendo is interesting in that they really are able to keep things as quiet as they can for a while."

The GameStop CEO goes on to note that the passing of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata may have had an impact on the company.

"And then they just lost their leader, so they’ve gone through a mourning period and so forth. NX sounds exciting. We’re looking forward to it. They’re very innovative in everything that they do. I hope that they come out with something exciting and innovative."

Raines went on to share his thoughts on the Wii U, in which he claims even Nintendo was disappointed in the console.

"Wii U was disappointing to everybody, including them. They made some bold bets, and maybe some of them didn’t work out. But they have a lot of creativity there. They’re a very innovative group of people, so we never count out Nintendo."

Nintendo also announced today that it will not be hosting a Nintendo Direct at E3 this year, instead there will be a Legend of Zelda livestream.

The Nintendo NX is set to launch in March 2017, after initially expecting to arrive this year.

Nintendians

May 5, 2016, 5:34 pm

we're all excited about the nx.

ChariotMan7

May 6, 2016, 4:34 am

Facts!

Paladinrja

May 6, 2016, 7:32 am

I'm not sure that the large portion of Wii U adopters (12-14 million) care all that much about NX at this point in time. Less than 8 million of those were year one adopters. There is no 'greater good' here. Many didn't support the platform on the say so of a very aggressive socialization alone. I've been more concerned about the 'after the fact reasoning', as I don't see how Wii U fails to pillar very tropy gaming paradigms that have become traditional. The complaint about its 'powerfulness' is utterly disingenuous for example.

Wii U was aimed at the core gamer and family alike. I think it was treated very unfairly and the internet spotlight has allowed all those that bask in its newfoundland, to have gotten away with it; that said however, the gaming industries focus elsewhere during Wii was their fault, it shouldn't have translated into Wii U that definitely deserved and accommodated third party support, Far better than PS360 did which 40 million Wii adopters were forced to buy.and PS4X1 barely improve upon. ~ thats whats disappointing in my mind, not the Wii U itself which many whom own it really enjoy.

I personally am not expecting NX to buck the design of Wii U overmuch at least not superficially.

Nintendians

May 6, 2016, 9:42 pm

it's a new system, what's there to know about.

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