Eric Bright the senior director of merchandising for GameStop shared his thought on the Nintendo Switch launch and its overall scope for gamers. Speaking to GameRant he had this to say:
“Stores across the country last night were packed with customers who couldn’t wait to get their hands on the brand new Nintendo Switch. We even had customers lining up as early as yesterday morning so that they could be one of the lucky ones to score one of the additional units for our walk-in customers. This is one of the strongest and most successful gaming console launches for GameStop in the last several years. For those fans who are still looking for the Nintendo Switch, don’t worry–we’re getting more. And, we’re pretty sure that there are a lot of gaming fans who pulled all-nighters last night playing their new Switch, and who also called in sick to work today with ‘game-fluenza’ just to stay home and play even more”
Mr. Bright certainly makes the Switch launch sound like a success, but we will have to wait until an official investors meeting later this year to know the exact numbers.