Obviously the Nintendo Switch has been a hot item so far for Nintendo, with sales more than exceeding what many thought the system would achieve. Just how hot is the Nintendo Switch though? According to GameStop company chief Tony Bartel, it’s more than exceeding the company’s demand:
Literally we have the product sold before they hit our warehouse. But we haven’t seen supply even come close to catching demand at this point. The form factor of the games lends itself very well to a trade-in model. So we anticipate there will be a high percentage of trades for these games. I’d say the Switch, just like the Wii did, is driving a lot of new innovation. So in the next year I think you’ll see growth in new games.
A lot of it (the hardware trade-ins towards Switch), the majority of it, is next-gen hardware. We have obviously a lot of Wii Us coming in, and that’s predominantly the console traded towards it.
Switch mania is running wild, brother!