GameStop has high hopes for the Nintendo Switch in 2018, and said in a recent financial call that they expect the Switch to have another great year.
Last quarter, GameStop’s bottom line was driven by sales of the Switch hardware and software, with hardware sales rising 28% compared to last quarter thanks to the Switch.
And they expect that to continue this year. Here’s what GameStop CEO Michael Mauler told investors:
“Last year was a tremendous year for the software, as well as hardware between Zelda and Mario Odyssey and all the games that they had 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 installed base on the hardware and increase attach rate.”
The Switch has been on a great run since launching just over a year ago and is showing no signs of slowing down. Nintendo has a lot of promising Switch games in the pipeline, the biggest one being Super Smash Bros, which will hopefully be unveiled at E3 in June.