Nintendo Switch

GameStop: Switch Sales “Phenomenal”, Could “Possibly Eclipse” Wii Sales

Eric Bright, senior director of merchandising at GameStop, said in an interview with Game Rant that the Switch is off to a “phenomenal” start and could possibly eclipse the sales of the Wii.

“The Nintendo Switch is off to a start right now that it could possibly eclipse the Wii. Initial sales on this have been phenomenal. I can’t give straight numbers, but I can say we’re seeing one of the highest attach rates of software and accessories to a device that we’ve seen in a long time.”

Eclipsing the sales of the Wii would be amazing, it’ll certainly outsell the Wii U with ease at the VERY least.

He also mentioned that they’ll have new bundles available online (meh), including one with Zelda.

“We’re seeing tremendous success with the power chargers for the Nintendo Switch, as well as people coming in and picking up extra Joy-Con so people can turn it into a four-player device. We will soon be going online with all-new bundles. Because of the popularity of Zelda, which is one of my top picks, we’re putting together a Zelda bundle of hardware and accessories for customers to pick up online.”


He’s been playing video games his entire life, and has gotten progressively worse at them as he’s gotten older and more decrepit. He’s been running this place (into the ground) since 2013. He’s old. Keeps writing about Nintendo despite mountains of evidence proving he should never write anything. Very old. Lifelong Nintendo fan, doesn’t care what you think about that. Did I mention how old he is? Because he’s very old.